A beach is just a beach. Or is it? Ask people what draws them to the region's 150 kilometres of beaches - and why so many visitors come back here to live - and it's easy to understand the appeal of a day at the beach on the Sunny Coast.
To start with, there are so many of them, with clean, white sands stretching from Noosa in the north to Caloundra in the south. With so many beautiful spots to choose from, the beaches here are rarely crowded and regarded as some of the safest in Queensland for family swimming.
Sunshine Coast beaches come in a variety of moods: pumping surf for surfers, body boarders and brave adventurers, and calm family-friendly bays for swimming and safe play by the water. Most beaches on the Sunshine Coast are patrolled by surf lifesavers and equipped with facilities like beachfront parklands, children’s playgrounds, undercover barbecue and picnic areas and plenty of parking.