Find out which Sunshine Coast beaches are so under the radar, you’ll have to leave breadcrumbs to find your way back.

There’s nothing worse than turning up to the beach for little rest and relaxation and not being able to find a spare patch of sand to lay your beach blanket on.

Thankfully, the intrepid travelers over at Queensland Holidays have let us in on a little secret, beaches off the Sunshine Coast beaten track that are a little bit more exclusive and harder to find.

Just promise not to tell, lets keep this our little secret.

Alexandria Bay

You know a beach is secret when you can only access it by foot. Alexandria Bay is completely off the beaten track nestled between Hell’s Gate and Lion’s Rock in the Noosa National Park. Literally all you’ll need is a towel and sunscreen to discover this beach (technically it’s a nudist beach so prudes beware). Here, you’re guaranteed a private patch of sand to call home and a few cute surfers to watch from your perch.

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach on Caloundra’s coastline is a marine biologist’s dream with countless rock pools to get your Robinson Crusoe on. Teeming with sea cucumbers, barnacles and periwinkles, there’s over 20 types of marine species to put under your microscope. Throw down a towel, soak up the sun and when things get too hot, dip your feet into the rock pools to cool off.

Mudjimba Beach

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Moffat Beach

Slip, slop, slap, and stick around on this wildly named stretch of beach. Mudjimba Beach, named after its island namesake that sits about one kilometre off shore, is a family-friendly, hidden oasis. Just across from the Maroochydore River, this secret paradise beckons.Shadowed by its popular cousins Kings and Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach in Caloundra is a private sanctuary to set up a towel without fear of a stampede. Hang gliders regularly land here on the weekend and watching them stick their landing is a true spectator sport. Although it’s not patrolled, Tooway Creek which runs out onto the beach is shallow enough to cool off in during summer.

Moffat Beach

Shadowed by its popular cousins Kings and Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach in Caloundra is a private sanctuary to set up a towel without fear of a stampede. Hang gliders regularly land here on the weekend and watching them stick their landing is a true spectator sport. Although it’s not patrolled, Tooway Creek which runs out onto the beach is shallow enough to cool off in during summer.

Happy Valley

You can’t help but feel happy at this beach in Caloundra and there are plenty of green spaces to retire to once you’ve had enough sand and sea. The playground is a children’s paradise and the esplanade BBQ’s are the perfect spot to cook up your catch, though it can feel less of a secret come weekends and school holidays.