There are three main settlements along the beach at Sunshine Beach, Peregian Beach and the larger Coolum Beach. Sunshine Beach (1539A) is primarily a holiday and residential area, that extends for 3 km along the beach. It has the newest surf lifesaving club, established in 1982, reflecting the newness of... Read more
There are three main settlements along the beach at Sunshine Beach, Peregian Beach and the larger Coolum Beach. Sunshine Beach (1539A) is primarily a holiday and residential area, that extends for 3 km along the beach. It has the newest surf lifesaving club, established in 1982, reflecting the newness of the development. The club is located in a grassy, bluff-top beach reserve 1.5 km south of Lion Rock. Steps and a ramp lead down to the patrolled beach.
Swimming anywhere along the beach is relatively hazardous owing to the persistent strong rips, the deep longshore trough and larger rips further offshore. You should only swim at the four patrolled beaches. Stay between the flags and well clear of the rips.
There are numerous beach breaks the length of the beach, with best conditions at high tide on a moderate swell.
The rips produce good holes the length of the beach, with the deep longshore trough also accessible with a long cast.
A long beach offering plenty of surf and a range of settlements and facilities.Read less
Large unexpected waves
High Tide Range
SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.