This beach shines in the Winter, with sweet offshore SW winds and a southerly swell. Sunshine Beach is a peaky open beach break with a lot more size than some of the other point breaks in the Sunshine Coast area. This also means in the summer time it is more susceptible to cross and onshore winds (NE & SE) creating choppy messy surf. Sunshine Beach is a long stretch that runs down the coast, linking into the other open beaches from castaways to Marcus, Peregian and all the way up to Coolum.
Abundant with sea life, quite often you will find Dolphins frolicking out the back and see the occasional stingray jumping for joy!
With a Shorey, gutter and outer bank layout it depends on the tides to what works best. On a low tide the outer banks will break if there is good sand. If the tide is high it is often a fun fast Shorey you will be searching for.
Beware on the bigger days it can break far out and produce strong rip currents that sweep both across the beach and out to sea, great for a surfer padding out
Photos: Dave Gleeson