Peregian Beach, Queensland

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Peregian Beach
NoosaQueensland
Population 2,687 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 768/km2 (1,988/sq mi)
Established 1960[2]
Postcode(s) 4573
Area 3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) S of Noosa Heads
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Partly
Shire of Noosa Partly
State electorate(s) Noosa
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Peregian Beach:
(Lake Weyba) Noosaville Marcus Beach Coral Sea
Noosa NP Peregian Beach Coral Sea
Peregian Springs Coolum Beach Coral Sea

Coordinates: 26°28′52″S 153°05′46″E / 26.481°S 153.096°E / -26.481; 153.096

Peregian Beach is a small seaside town on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, at the southernmost point of the Noosa region. The northern part is within the local government area of Shire of Noosa and the southern part is within Sunshine Coast Region (between 2008 and 2013 it was entirely within Sunshine Coast Region).

History[edit]

Peregian is an Aboriginal word for emu.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

The population is about 2200 and is a popular surfing location.

Amenities[edit]

There is a village style shopping precinct and a Surf Club, Bowls Club, and recently built Hotel. The local skate park is popular amongst skaters in the region, but can be prone to short periods of flash flooding in the wet season.

The town of Peregian has recently been given an upgrade, with a new shopping precinct including several new restaurants, a medical centre, and assorted shops. Several other shops have recently been renovated.

Events[edit]

Peregian Originals is a popular community event held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in the park behind the Surf Club showcasing original live music.

Popular culture[edit]

The Wahoo Seafood Cafe in Peregian Beach is locally famous for its deep-fried Mars Bar.[citation needed]

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