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Local in the Know: Woody Dass from Sandy Beach Resort


Tell us a secret only a local would know:

If you walk from Noosa to Sunshine Beach, the stretch along the beach at Alexandria Bay is renowned for its ‘natural’ appeal. You see unforgettable sights that you won’t see anywhere else in Noosa.

What is your favourite time of year on the coast and why?

I love the coast all year round. From February to May the crowds are gone, the ocean temperature is still warm and the days are sunny. It's also hard to beat a warm sunny day in the middle of August.

What do you do to relax on the Sunshine Coast?

There are many options and variations from day to day. Starting the day in the water, catching a few waves at National Park is always nice. Bagging some rays and people watching on main beach is about as relaxing as life gets.
Coffee, breakfast or brunch on Gympie Terrace followed by a walk along the Noosa River is soul therapy.

When friends and family come and stay, what do you recommend for them to do during their stay on the Sunshine Coast?

The must dos I recommend to my family and friends are “get into your most favourite clothing, stay in it all week if it makes you feel good”, and then enjoy breakfast at Moon Doggies, lunch at the Noosa Surf Club and dinner at Rasa.
Take a Sunset Cruise on the Noosa River, visit Tea Tree Bay, look for koalas in Noosa National Park, soak up the sun and swim in our warm ocean.

What is your favourite aspect about living on the coast?

I enjoy the friendliness and relaxed vibe. The people are great.
What is your idea of a perfect day spent on the Sunshine Coast from dawn to dusk?
I love the beach and I could spend all day on or near the beach. Some surf on the points without a crowd, some sun, some good coffee, tasty meals and ice cream in establishments where bare feet are welcome is perfection to me.

What do guests love about your hotel?

Our guests love the tropical ambience of our gardens and the spaciousness of our apartments.

Describe your hotel in fiv e words:

Relaxed, stylish, friendly, great value.

Provide us with a word picture of your hotel: Tropical.

What makes your hotel special?

Sandy Beach Resort has a special ambiance that keeps our guests coming back. The well appointed apartments are surrounded by tropical gardens. The location, across the street from the beautiful Noosa River, is perfect for enjoying the best of Noosa.
Everything is within handy walking distance - Great shopping, great eateries and fun activities.

Sandy Beach Resort

173 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, QLD 4566

P: 54740044
F: 54740788


Best of the Best

BEST BEACH: Alexandria Bay



BEST EATERY: Rasa on Gympie Terrace

BEST PARK: Noosa National Park

BEST ICE CREAMERY: Amo Gelato on Thomas Street, Noosaville

BEST FISH & CHIP SHOP: Stacey’s on Weyba Road, Noosaville




BEST DRIVE: Up the beach, Noosa to Double Island Point