Fancy endless stretches of white sand, rolling blue surf, and a welcoming water temperature suited to swimming, surfing and relaxing any time of year?

Welcome to Noosa, where visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to an endless list of idyllic beaches for families and fun lovers alike.

To help you narrow down the options, here’s a quick guide to the best beaches of Noosa…

Main Beach

Renowned the world over, Noosa Main Beach is the prime reason many choose to visit this picture-perfect holiday destination. Framed by the green of the national park, this beachfront offers a gentle swell suited perfectly to families, but also provides some of the best surf conditions in Australia a little north or towards the point.

That makes Main Beach a popular option for swimmers and surfers alike. It can be accessed at the Surf Club on Hastings Street, a little further towards the river mouth via the Noosa Spit, and you can also discover some picturesque beach enclaves when walking the Noosa National Park.

Sunshine Beach

Around the point from Noosa is Sunshine Beach and it marks the beginning of a swathe of sand that stretches all the way from Noosa National Park to the Maroochydore River and Twin Waters.

Sunshine has a number of beach accesses, with the main one available next to the Sunshine Beach surf Club off Duke Street. Here, the beach is patrolled and suited to families, while there is a nearby shopping strip complete with cafes.

Further north, Sunshine is not patrolled but is dog friendly, while further south lies Sunrise Beach – another great stretch of sand which also features a local cafe.

On the right day, Sunshine and Sunrise are ideal for surfing, offering open beaches that pump under good conditions.

Castaways Beach

Castaways is one of those beaches that the locals often flock to. Just a little south from Sunrise, this beach is also dog friendly, is unpatrolled and is accessed via a small carpark off David Low Way.

Castaways offers open water where you simply step off the sand into the blue of the Pacific. It’s not particularly crowded and has a bathroom.

On the flipside, it also doesn’t feature any shops, so is the type of beach you go to when swimming, sand and surf are the main order of the day.

Peregian Beach

Located further south again from Castaways is Peregian Beach with the main accesses available from the park near the Peregian Village.

In general, this is a perfect site for a family day at the beach, with a grassy area for barbecues, a nearby village for shopping, and a patrolled area on the actual beachfront.

Again, this is an open beach, so it’s not as protected or calm as Noosa, but offers the opportunity for a great day out where everything you need is within an easy stroll.

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront of Noosa Sound.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Swim to your limits…

…at the world’s best beaches

In some countries, the World Series involves soccer or baseball. In others, it involves swimming in some of the ocean’s most beautiful waters across the world. However, Australia is full of World Series swimmers and beaches that are nothing short of bucket list worthy. If you’re thinking someone you know is a great swimmer but too young to have a bucket list, have them list the World Series first, as entries are accepted for kids as young as 8, and adults of all ages, bucket list or not, are welcome to dive in for the challenge.

Olympian Michael Klim will be joining Noosa swimmers in the Noosa Summer Swim, one of many World Series Events in the area. Entries for the event are accepted beginning 8 September, and the event will be held on 30 January. With assorted distances of 300m, 1km, 2km and even a recently added 3km, swimmers of almost all abilities will find a competitive race to join. The event is part of a series that includes the Queensland Ocean Swim Series, the St. Kilda Mile Ocean Swim and another event to be announced in September, expected to take place in the Sydney area.

If you’re looking for luxurious Noosa apartments that provide the perfect place to practice your swimming skills, Noosa Quays is just around the corner from the action. With one room overlooking the pool and the others directly waterfront, you can watch your junior swimmers and make sure they are safe, without sacrificing the blissful waters or convenience. Oversized balconies on every room and a private beach will have you forgetting just how close you are to all the action. For more details click here to view more details on our Noosa apartments.

To book your next holiday, or find out more call Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email