Do you know Peregian Beach?
Peregian Beach is one of the nicest little seaside areas on the coast, and is located only 10 minutes by bus from Noosa.
Peregian is a great surf beach, but is much less crowded than Noosa and also offers great swimming and kilometers of sand for walking.
The Peregian Beach Shopping Centre has a number of small boutique arts and craft shops, as well as a range of restuarants. You can grab a hamburger and head down to the beach, or sit down to a great thai meal.
If you feel like a beer while watching the sun go down, try out the Peregian Beach Surf Club for a cheap pint and a great view of the ocean.
The best time to head down is a Sunday, so you can enjoy the Peregian Beach Weekend Markets. These run on the 1st and 3rd Sunday each month. Stay on after the markets for great music, with free concerts from 1pm each market day.
Learn more at: http://www.peregian-beach.com/