Truth be told, most people come to the Sunshine Coast with the goal of living close to the beach. But, these properties can set you back a lot and aren’t realistic for most of us. However, despair not, there are still suburbs that offer affordable real estate. Curious to know where they are, and what they offer? Keep reading to find out!


Golden Beach

Golden Beach is a midsize coastal suburb of Caloundra with a population of around 6,000 people. The suburb is located inside of the Caloundra urban centre, giving residents all of the opportunities and amenities they need. However, that’s not what attracts people to the area.

Probably the best part of the Golden Beach is, as one might assume — the beach! The sand is soft and clean, the water pleasant, and there are plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and resorts along the way.

Thus, this is one of the best places to live if you want to feel like you’re on a vacation every day of your life. Additionally, Golden Beach attracts a lot of families, as well as working professionals looking for a better work-life balance.

The only downside to moving to Golden Beach is that the real estate prices have been on the rise recently. So, if you plan on moving here, we recommend acting quickly.



Mooloolaba is nestled in between the Coral Sea on the east, and the Mooloolah River on the south. So, there are plenty of fun-in-the-sun activities, a huge fleet of fishing vessels, as well as an all-weather harbour. Not to mention, the suburb is home to both the Sydney-Mooloolaba Yacht Race, and the  Mooloolaba Triathlon.

Technically, since Mooloolaba is far (97 kilometres) away from Brisbane, some see it as being away from the beaten path. However, as it’s a part of the Maroochydore centre, you won’t be in any shortage of activities, job opportunities, cafes, restaurants, etc.

The best part is that you can enjoy all of these amazing activities and amenities, without breaking the bank. Whether you’re looking to come here as a tourist, or purchase a home and become a resident, there’s plenty of available real estate.



Caloundra is a suburb that comes with a rich history, clean lakes and beaches, as well as well-kept parks. It’s also home to the Hibiscus Caravan Park, a renowned heritage site. Additionally, there’s a Village Shopping Center, golf park, as well as Ben Bennett Botanical and Bicentennial Parks.

When you think of all of the benefits that living in Caloundra comes with, it’s very surprising that the real estate is still quite affordable. The median weekly rate is on par with the state’s average, and even purchasing a home won’t break the bank.

However, if you want to have the best of both worlds, we recommend checking out the house and land packages in Caloundra. In doing so, you’ll be able to find a home that’s move-in ready, and buy it at a fraction of the price.


Final Thoughts

Thanks to these affordable Sunshine Coast suburbs, you don’t have to go broke to go home. Moreover, wherever you decide to go, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy all of the beach lovers paradises.

Top Three Most Affordable Places for Beach Lovers to Live in the Sunshine Coast