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We get it, sometimes you just want to pack up, getaway, and completely relax without bumping into any familiar faces, or without being crowded by likeminded tourists. Completely understandable. Fortunately, if the Sunshine Coast is at the top of your list, we know a place (or a few) that you can go to in order to getaway from the bustling every-day routine. In this blog, we’re going to be listing some secret beaches Sunshine Coast locals don’t want you to know about, so that you can finally sit back and relax without the worry of overcrowded beaches.

The Sunshine Coasts Hidden Beaches

Mudjimba Beach

Situated between the coastal towns of Maroochydore and Coolum, Mudjimba Beach is a little slice of heaven that offers plenty of privacy for those who are actively looking for it. With the beach being situated within close proximity to a nature reserve, you can guarantee that your visit here will be a peaceful one.

Golden Beach

Golden Beach is renowned for its pristine white sand and crystal-clear waters. This secret beach Sunshine Coast locals know all too well, and it’s very likely you may run into a few of them here. Keep in mind though that this beach is rarely ever crowded, so if privacy is at the top of your list, then Golden Beach is the perfect place for you.

Happy Valley

Happy Valley Beach is located not far from the town of Noosa Heads and offers calm waters, perfect for swimming. On our list of hidden beaches, Happy Valley sits at the foot of a steep headland and provides plenty of privacy for those who seek it. Keep in mind that this little piece of paradise can be quite windy, so if you’re planning on spending your day here be sure to bring along a windbreaker.

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach is a lesser-known beach located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast. It’s easily one of the best-kept secrets on offer here, and it offers plenty of privacy for those who are looking to escape from it all. The beach itself is fringed by tall sand dunes which makes it even more ideal for privacy, and the views here are simply breathtaking.

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is a hidden gem located near the beachside town of Caloundra. It offers plenty of privacy and its crystal-clear waters are perfect for swimming. The beach also has plenty of shade provided by the trees that line it, making it a great spot to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Alexandra Headlands

This secluded beach is situated at the mouth of the Maroochy River and offers plenty of privacy for those looking to escape the crowds. It’s a great spot for swimming, snorkelling and fishing, as well as watching dolphins that often come close to shore.