|Sunrise at Sunshine Beach|
The Peregian Beach community market is every second and fourth sunday morning of the month. After the market, The Peregian Originals concert takes over. The participating artists only playing their own original music. The Originals is unofficially one of the exceptions in Australia where you can enjoy a beer in a public place. Peregian Beach also has a couple of surf shops and cafés, and is the place to go if you're looking for original UGGs.
Coolum Beach is more an industrialized holiday place with huge holiday apartment buildings. It also has a shopping strip and coffee shops to have really expensive breakfast, but is definitely lacking that cozy atmosphere of Peregian and Sunshine Beach.
If you're looking for a more secluded beach in the area, Alexandria Bay in Noosa National Park, (over the hill from Sunshine Beach) is gorgeous. Be aware though, it's unofficially a nudist beach!