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Sunshine Beach
NoosaQueensland
Noosa, Queensland - Sunshine beach.jpg
Sunshine Beach, 2010
Population 2,288 (2011 census)
 • Density 1,040/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4567
Area 2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 4 km (2 mi) SE of Noosa Heads
LGA(s) Shire of Noosa
State electorate(s) Noosa
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Sunshine Beach:
Noosa NP Noosa NP Coral Sea
Noosa Heads Sunshine Beach Coral Sea
Noosa Heads Sunrise Beach Coral Sea

Coordinates: 26°24′25″S 153°06′18″E / 26.407°S 153.105°E / -26.407; 153.105

Sunshine Beach is a suburb in Noosa, Queensland, Australia. within the local government area of Shire of Noosa (between 2008 and 2013 it was within Sunshine Coast Region). At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 2,288.

History

The area south of Noosa Headlands was formerly known as Golden Beach but was rarely visited before the 1920s. In 1928, Thomas Marcus Burke gained land there in exchange for building roads and bridges from Tewantin. After World War II it was marketed by his son, Marcus, as Sunshine Beach.

Amenities

Sunshine Beach is home to the Sunshine Beach Surf Lifesaving Club from which volunteers patrol the beach every weekend from September school holidays to ANZAC Day.

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