Tourist hotspots such as Kings Beach and Caloundra may offer some great waves and pristine beaches, but it can be hard to find a place to lay down – let alone how difficult it is to get a park. Considering the whole point of going to a beach is to relax, navigating your way through a crowd of noisy people can end up being less of a vacation and more of a quest. If you don’t want to plan your whole day around getting up early enough to beat the rush, finding a nice secluded beach might be the better option. So, we thought we’d take a look at the top secret beaches Sunshine Coast locals don’t want you to know about.
Secret beaches Sunshine Coast
Disclaimer – this beach is not for the faint of heart. Known as the ‘nudie beach’ of the Sunshine Coast, Alexandria Bay is so private that it can only be accessed by foot. However, if you do plan on getting into the bay spirit and leaving your togs at home, know that it does come with some risk as Queensland is the only state where nudity at the beach is technically not allowed. With its beautiful golden sand and picturesque forests, Alexandria Bay is one of best quiet beaches Sunshine Coast has to offer.
Of all the secret spots Sunshine Coast has hidden away, Mudjimba is considered a much loved favourite amongst locals. Family friendly, Mudjimba beach features a playground and shaded picnic areas and is patrolled 365 days a year for that added bit of safety. This idyllic retreat is perfect for a relaxed family vacation or a romantic getaway for two. You can spend your time catching some rays on the beach or hitting up the waves – it’s up to you.
For a hidden oasis with the bells and whistles of a bigger beach, look no further than Peregian beach. Just one of the few secret spots Sunshine Coast has to offer, Peregian offers a village style shopping precinct without the hustle and bustle of popular tourist hotspots such as Mooloolaba and Noosa.
Renowned for its abundant wildlife and beautiful white sand, Shelly beach is a good destination for those who want to enjoy their watersports interrupted. It’s also quite a nice spot for coastal walks and is only minutes from popular tourist destination Kings Beach. Though it only houses one beach kiosk – The Boathouse – Shelly beach is a stone throw away from major amenities. Due to its small size, Shelly beach is one of the most quiet beaches Sunshine Coast has to offer.
We hope you’ve liked reading about the ‘secret beaches Sunshine Coast locals don’t want you to know about.’ If you’re thinking about visiting one of them on your next holiday, be sure to check out our holiday homes Sunshine Coast. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team to learn more about how you can visit the secret beaches Sunshine Coast has tucked away.