Destination guide

Relax in the sun with Sunshine Beach Holiday homes to rent

Sunshine Beach is an ideal destination for those looking for a quiet town featuring some of the best wind- and kitesurfing on the eastern coast of Australia. With mostly suburban neighbourhoods and quaint business amenities, Sunshine Beach is perfect for those who want to get away from busy city life. Whether you want to travel with your family, a spouse or by yourself, Sunshine Beach offers plenty of outdoor relaxation for everyone near holiday homes to rent. And once you have enjoyed enough beach activities, you aren’t far from acres of forested hills to explore.

History

Holiday homes near Sunshine Beach heritage sites

The area near Sunshine Beach holiday rentals doesn’t feature an extensive history itself, but it’s long been a go-to spot for beachgoers and surfers. The larger Sunshine Coast region has a fascinating historical significance for its gold-mining past of the 1800s. Farming and fishing took over later that century, followed by tourism and surfing in the 1960s. Sunshine Beach was established in the 1920s, and you can learn of its background at the nearby Noosa Museum. You may enjoy checking out the historic sugar-cane groves of the surrounding region, where you can also find where pineapple plantations and logging camps used to exist.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Sunshine Beach

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Sunshine Beach a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hastings Street (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Lake Weyba (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Tewantin Noosa Golf Club (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Peregian Golf Course (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Aqua Fun Park (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Mt Coolum Golf Club (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Sunshine Beach

Travellers enjoy Sunshine Beach for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, December, February, January and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sunshine Beach

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Sunshine Beach. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ed Webb Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Noosa National Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Noosa Beach (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Lake Weyba (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Teewah Beach (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Coolum Beach (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Sunshine Beach

The nearest airport is in Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast), located 14.1 mi (22.6 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Sunshine Beach holiday accommodation

With the entirety of Sunshine Beach comprising an area of around 1 square mile, you can hit almost everything in town by walking from holiday rentals. Whether you head to the beach or the aquatic centre, limited transport is needed. There is a bus line that runs through the main stretches of town and also connects you to the nearby towns and shores. A car hire is always a great option for travelling when you want and enjoying the breathtaking views along the coastal motorways. If you are flying in, Brisbane Airport is about 40 km south of Sunshine Beach, and from there you can catch a bus or taxi to town.

Food & drink 

Food and drink near Sunshine Beach holiday homes

You can chill out at one of the many beach bars here and sample a wine or brew. If you happen to be travelling in May, you can experience the best of local cuisine and wine at the annual Food & Wine Festival in Noosa. You might enjoy the Sunshine Beach region’s sugar cane with a delicious spiced rum. Seafood is a main staple because of the area’s coastal proximity, and you can almost always find fresh prawn or crabs. One of the best dishes near Sunshine Beach holiday rentals is prawn kebabs with locally grown pineapples, tomatoes and other veggies.

Essential info

Key info about holiday rentals in Sunshine Beach

Sunshine Beach is a wonderful beach town and surf destination with a modest population of around 2,500 people. The official language in the area of your holiday accommodation is English, but with touches of Australian slang. The Australian dollar is the primary currency of Queensland, with standard-note bills and coins up to $2. Like in other parts of Australia, you can contact emergency services by dialling 000. The local Noosa Hospital is very close by at about 3 miles away. Conveniently there’s also an animal hospital nearby. To stay connected Sunshine Beach offers internet cafes where you can get one of your familiar lattes as well as reasonably priced internet access.

Where to stay near Sunshine Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,008 holiday rentals near Sunshine Beach. From 576 Houses to 292 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sunshine Beach is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sunshine Beach?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Sunshine Beach. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Noosa Beach: 1,234 holiday rentals
  • Coolum Beach: 1,637 holiday rentals
  • Hastings Street: 1,242 holiday rentals
  • Mooloolaba Beach: 1,425 holiday rentals
  • Sunshine Beach Village Shops: 1,375 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sunshine Beach listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sunshine Beach?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 576 Houses in Sunshine Beach. Our other popular types of Sunshine Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 292 holiday houses
  • Villas: 27 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 68 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sunshine Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 650 holiday homes with pool available in Sunshine Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.