Published: 30 June 2017 by: Craig Tansley

Champagne Rock Pools, Fraser Island – sourced via www.fraser-island.com.au

Sunshine Coast & Fraser Island, Queensland

Best Beaches: Main Beach Noosa, Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Beach

With the exception of world-famous chic beach town Noosa, the Sunshine Coast manages to fly under the radar of many travellers – which leaves much of it empty for those who do go. There are more than 100 kilometres of beaches on this strip of Queensland coastline – add Fraser Island’s sandy coast and the total’s 224 kilometres. Beaches range from wild, open strips of sand that continue on for more than 20 kilometres with no break, to sheltered tiny bays inside national parks and World Heritage-listed zones.

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Noosa is the area’s main drawcard and it’s a picture-perfect destination boasting perfect scenery – it sits below a mountainous, green hinterland and is fringed by national park and a stunning coastline. Noosa's natural assets are rivalled though by its street scene. Boarding tranquil Main Beach, Hastings Street is perhaps Australia’s hippest seaside address thanks to its boutique shopping opportunities and atmospheric cafés, restaurants and bars.

Over in Mooloolaba's Esplanade precinct, the scene is stylish and romantic and just minutes away from the  sun-drenched beaches of Alexandra Headland. While in this region of Queensland, make sure you visit Fraser Island, with its long stretches of sand and winding waterways. 

Related article: 8 Queensland swimming spots that aren't the beach 

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