A short drive down the beautiful coastal road of David Low Way from Noosa Pacific Resort is the beachside enclave of Peregian Village. Here, gorgeous shops line pedestrianised alleyways and a central green square is flanked by excellent bars, cafes and restaurants. But every second Sunday something special happens here: the Peregian Markets. Located between the village and the beach, this is a wonderful opportunity to sample local artisan wares, procure a meaningful memento of your holiday in Noosa and give back to our local economy. Need more reasons to visit? Here they are!
These are one of the most popular markets on the Sunshine Coast with visitors and locals alike for good reason, and it’s not just about the laid back coastal vibe. Here, local artisans promote homemade products and services including homewares, clothing, food and drink, craft, massage and other health therapies: there is quite literally something for everyone! From sweet smelling candles to dreamy tropical print cushions, stunning landscape photography of the area, potted plants, skincare, gorgeous jewellery and delightful clothing for every stage, age and gender, pottering around the Peregian Markets is a fantastic way to spend your morning.
Food wise, your Sunday here will have all the deliciousness you’d expect of artisan markets. Plant based cuisine is a must try, with the breakfast Gyros legendary. French chefs are also in attendance, with every kind of buttery flaky good thing to eat on offer. Acai bowls, spring rolls, a chunk of cheese to take back to Noosa Pacific Resort… it’s all here. And if you just want a humble bacon and egg roll, feel great knowing you’re supporting the Peregian Beach SLSC Nippers at their fundraising BBQ. Over it all are the sounds of local musicians, busting out morning beats of the acoustic kind.
For those with children who bore easily of bohemian dresses, linen shirts, coconut bowls and elegant homewares, there’s a shade sailed playground right next door to the markets. Of course, there’s also the beach 50 metres away and here’s the local tip: it is absolutely appropriate to shop in sandy, wet swimmers at the Peregian Markets!