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Grab your towel; we’re heading to the beach!

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Don’t miss Mater Prize Home Lottery No. 275. Situated on the lake at Birtinya, this luxury home is so close to the ocean you can smell it. Grab your towel, in a few short minutes you’ll be swimming in the golden beaches of the enviable Sunshine Coast.

If you are the lucky winner of this extravagant two storey home – in addition to a Range Rover Sport PLUS $100,000 in gold bullion and a VISA gift card (all valued at over $1.6 million) – you can take your pick from the vast array of stunning beaches on your doorstep to enjoy every day.
The Sunshine Coast’s beautiful 100 km of pristine coastline is best explored by walking, jogging or cycling along the beaches, parks and leisure areas. No matter what your interests are, the Sunshine Coast is sure to deliver. Purchase a ticket today and this amazing lifestyle could be yours.
Warana, Kawana and Buddina Beaches
Heading coastward from the stunning Mater Prize Home Lottery No. 275 you will find Warana, Kawana and Buddina Beaches. Depending on the time of year this can be an amazingly quiet stretch of coastline. Whilst there certainly are patrolled areas and recreational sections you will also find spots where you may feel complete seclusion and serenity, so if a quiet ocean-fix is what you’re after this is the area for you.
Grab your pooch and a ball as dogs are permitted off-leash from Maloga Street Buddina to Wurley Drive Wurtulla at all times. While you’re at it pop up to Wurtulla Beach as furry friends are welcome there too.
South of the gorgeous Mater Prize Home Lottery No. 275 you will find the serenity of Golden Beach and Caloundra. Once known as a sleepy seaside town this area now boasts trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and outdoor spaces for the whole family to enjoy. If the southerly winds are blowing surfers head to Moffat Beach, while Bulcock and Happy Valley are the hot spots for paddle boarding, kite and wind surfing.
Though, if beachside strolls are a preferred pastime there is a nine kilometre stretch of path which meanders along Caloundra’s four beaches and panoramic coastline.  Be sure to keep an eye on the sea over the cooler months and you may just spot a pod of Humpback Whales migrating to and from  the warmer Great Barrier Reef waters.
Kings Beach
Without highlighting any favourites, Kings Beach certainly deserves a special mention as it has so much to offer the beachgoer. Of course it’s safe, thanks to the beach patrols, it’s great for surfing in summer due to protection from the northern winds, there is a water park and lots of barbeques for those wanting a hot lunch. A favourite spot for the little ones is the free beachfront salt water rock pool, a 25m seawater lap pool, and children’s swimming pool and wading area with disabled access.
Heading north to Currimundi you won’t be disappointed with what this region has to offer. There’s enough space to spread out comfortably and beautiful water to swim to your heart’s delight on the superb patrolled beach.
Lying just back from the beach is the tranquil Currimundi Lake. It is a wonderful playground for families as the little ones can splash in the shallows for many happy hours while the big kids can throw in a line or glide through the calm waters in a kayak.
Driving north to Mooloolaba you can’t miss an opportunity to set yourself up under an umbrella at Mooloolaba Beach. This premier swimming beach is popular for body boarding, surfing and of course lazing the day away on the soft sand. When you feel peckish pop up to Mooloolaba Esplanade and partake in one of the many cafes, juice bars and alfresco restaurants; or head slightly south to The Surf Club where you can enjoy spectacular views all the way to Mooloolaba Spit – and of course a refreshing vino or ale.
Alexandra Headland
If you’re feeling particularly energetic take a jog or walk north along the track from Mooloolaba to Alexandra Headland where you’ll find glorious, sweeping views of the beautiful east coast, idyllic spots to picnic and breathe in the fresh ocean air, and you may just spot another whale pod up on the headland.
‘Alex’ is also well known for its surf breaks (the “Bluff” is popular for Malibu and long boarding) and skate park, so don’t forget to pack the board or scooter.
To get the most out of this gorgeous destination it is best to visit when there are south west to south east winds.
Keep jogging a few kilometres north and you will reach Maroochydore – this is where the region’s CBD is located, however it is much more than a business hub. This is also a destination where you and your family have the luxury of choosing between swimming in the pristine beach waters or bringing your jet ski, boat and fishing line to relish in the river precinct around Cotton Tree.
For added family friendly atmosphere Coolum is another go-to destination north of the opulent Mater Prize Home No. 275. It is a hive of activity with a sensational patrolled beach, grassy parks and a gorgeous boardwalk lining the Esplanade all the way up to Point Perry Lookout.
If the kids are getting restless they’ll be in adventure heaven with the oceanfront skate park and playground.
Dogs are permitted off-leash at all times from the northern end of Coolum Beach Holiday Park extending north of Stumers Creek carpark.
But that’s not all; venture further north to the glorious open beaches of Peregian, Sunshine and Noosa.
Now we know Noosa is not technically part of the Sunshine Coast but let’s not split hairs. It lies slightly north of Peregian Beach and is arguably the most ‘chic’ location on the coast so we simply couldn’t miss it.
Your oversized hat and chiffon sarong will be the perfect attire to meet your friends at one of the many cafes along Noosa’s beautiful coastline. And don’t forget your VISA gift card (which is included in the lottery prize) as window shopping is not as enjoyable as taking home one of the many beautiful items you’ll stumble across on Hastings Street’s boutiques.
Noosa Heads’ north-facing beach delivers glassy calm waters and gorgeous white sand so it’s perfect for little ones to swim, and surfers can head out from the main beach to the Noosa sandbar.
The region also boasts one of the most visited national parks in Australia. Take the time to walk the scenic trail and explore Noosa’s natural beauty with abundant birdlife and coastal eco-system.
Have we convinced you? With the Sunshine Coast’s striking white silica beaches and relaxed laid back lifestyle the region has so much to offer. You can’t miss this unique opportunity to call the Sunshine Coast home.
Buy a ticket today for your chance to win your next home, car, gold bullion and VISA gift card in this $1.6 million prize draw.

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