8.0 out of 10

Sunrise Beach

Ranked 29th best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.4164475069038 153.102134271985
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A Great Priced Beach Suburb close to Noosa Junction & Hastings St"

Sunrise Beach is a relaxed and comfortable beach suburb that's only a couple minutes drive to all the shops, cafes and restaurants in Noosa Junction. if you like living close to the beach, but you want to avoid the expense of most beach-side suburbs, Sunrise Beach is great place to consider. The homes of Sunshine Beach, which is the suburb next door, tend to be quite pricey, so Sunrise Beach is a great alternative to get great value for money.
Pros
  • Close to the beach
  • Great priced homes
  • Proximity to Noosa Junction & Hastings St
Cons
  • Minimal shopping options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful"

My grandparents lived on Netherby Rise back in the early 80's so spent a lot of my childhood there, going fishing on the weekends at the beach. At that time, there were very few houses in the estate - so quiet and peaceful among the heathland. I hope it's still nice as it was then! I hope to get back someday....
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"More Affordable and Less Tourists"

If you want to get away from tourists and lack of parking, Sunrise Beach is the place. It is not only more affordable than Noosa and Sunshine Beach, it has a more relaxed lifestyle. When I'm at Sunrise I love going to the Chalet cafe and buying a cappucino and taking it over to the Beach Chalet and watching the surfers/whales/ships/maybe nothing - just so relaxing and low key. I can then catch a bus to Noosa for a couple of $ and take in Hastings Street but I love to retreat back to the slower pace of Sunrise. I'm happy that some people think it is too out of the way for a holiday but that is what I like about it (it's only about 3 or 4klms from Noosa).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Smart choice - Noosa lifestyle without the crowds"

The northern end of Sunrise Beach is great. It's an easy walk to the Sunshine Beach shops/cafes, surf lifesaving club and national park. You get to the beach via a pedestrian tunnel, so no roads to cross. Jump on the bike path to Noosa junction for more shopping.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Sunshine’s Poorer Cousin"

Sunrise Beach is just south of Sunshine Beach, and just that much further away from Noosa to lower the cost of buying here. Most of the suburb is on the western side of David Lowe Way, which divides it physically and psychologically from the beach. Many homes have commanding views of the ocean nonetheless.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees