Sunshine Beach, Queensland facts for kids
Sunshine Beach, 2010
|Population||2,288 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,040/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Area||2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Location||4 km (2 mi) SE of Noosa Heads|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Noosa|
|Federal Division(s)||Wide Bay|
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.
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.
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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