Sunshine Coast | Overview
Part of the reason we moved to North Brisbane was to be closer to the Sunshine Coast for weekend trips. It is a completely different atmosphere to the Gold Coast and here’s why you should visit.
- Minimal high rises, there is still a few in the main towns: Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Noosa; however a large part of the coastline allows for longer sun on the beach and “unspoilt views”. Below: Noosa from the Coastal Track.
- Glasshouse Mountains, in the south of the Sunshine Coast, amazing hinterland bush treks and stunning views:
- The beaches seem more of a coved shape and therefore less massive waves = more enjoyable swimming / splashing, below: Mooloolaba Beach.
4. The main towns offer a lot of local, smaller business’, great for trialling fresh produce and supporting the communities. Look out for local farms selling produce on the side of the road, we got these amazing Oysters on Steve Irwin Highway near Glasshouse Mountains. Moreton Bay Seafood from Lot 104 Mooloolaba and Strawberries picked fresh from Strawberry Fields
5. Noosa River (saltwater) and Bulock Beach at Caloundra = perfect for swimming, as well as water sports, kite surfing, SUP, sea kayaking, jet ski-ing due to minimal currents.
Do you prefer the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast? What’s your favourite beach?