Peregian Beach Profile
The Village of Peregian Beach and the enclave of Marcus Beach on its northern side front the broad sweep of ocean and surf beach just south of Noosa Heads. The pristine beach, surrounding National Parks and relaxed village atmosphere have long made it a prime holiday and weekend escape, while it has also developed as a premier residential location in Noosa Shire.
The name ‘Peregian’ is derived from the regional aboriginal dialect, meaning ‘Emu’.
The narrow coastal residential strip provides easy walking access to the beach, while acreage properties to the west offer spacious living only minutes from the surf. The Peregian Springs golf course estate to the south west is the fastest selling development of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, and has now matured as an exclusive residential community.Visit Link
Peregian and Marcus Beach have a combined population of some 5,000 including adjoining acreage areas. Peregian Springs and the proposed Coolum Ridges development to the south-west will eventually add over 20,000 to the area’s population. The population has changed in character since the initial settlements in the ‘60’s. What was then a small collection of beach houses and even fewer residents, with a sprinkling of nomadic surfers, has become a casually chic and affluent communityVisit Link
Remarkably, due to the constraints on development and care for the environment, it has retained its essential village atmosphere. The demographic blend includes older residents, the newer ‘sea-change’ baby boomers, younger families who work in the dominant tourism and building industries, professional and self-employed working from home and holiday makers/weekenders. The blend seems to work superbly. Many who work in the larger and more tourism dominated areas of Noosa and Mooloolaba choose to live in Peregian for its relaxed, natural family lifestyle.Visit Link
For the Visitor
The Sunshine Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. Noosa in particular enjoys an international reputation. Tourism and the hospitality industry are major employers on the Sunshine Coast and contribute significantly to its economy. Noosa Shire, including the hinterland area, offers a huge range of restaurants and entertainment facilities.Visit Link