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Carramar is located at 5 Callitris Crescent, Marcus Beach on the beach side of the David Low Highway. This means that not only are there are no dangerous roads to cross to access the beach but you only hear the sounds of birds and the ocean as opposed to traffic.

There is a small park at the entrance to the beach, which has community BBQ facilities and is a great place to meet up with other families who are holidaying in the area. There is a large car park and a shower (for both humans and dogs) near the pathway leading to the beach. Water bowls are provided around the park for dogs as are ‘poop’ bags and bins.

There are NO Surf Life Savers at Marcus Beach and the nearest area for ‘Between the Flags’ safe swimming is at Peregian Beach, which is a 5-minute drive south. Marcus Beach is, however, a wonderful beach with a huge expanse of soft sand and views north to Sunshine Beach and south to Point Arkwright and beyond to Mooloolaba.

The ocean’s water temperatures range from a pleasant 19˚C in winter to around 25˚C in summer. For more detailed weather information, refer to the chart below:

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Temp C 29 28 28 26 23 21 21 22 24 26 28 28
Min Temp C 21 21 20 18 14 12 10 11 13 16 18 20
Water Temp C 25 25 25 24 22 20 20 19 20 21 22 24
Rainfall mm Low 50 High 240                

There are no shops at Marcus Beach, which is why it is so handy having Peregian Beach nearby. Here there are plenty of cafés and restaurants to suit all taste buds as well as many shops providing fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and meat for those who prefer to self cater. There are a number of boutiques here too as well as a post office and a Westpac ATM. The local market is held each fortnight on Sunday on Kingfisher Drive, just in front of the beach.

Marcus Beach is a superb gateway to other hinterland villages such as Montville and Maleny and the Glass House Mountains range; and beach resort towns such as Coolum Beach, Castaways Beach, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa and the Noosa National Park.

There are so many things to do and places to visit during your stay and below is a short list of some things to check out whilst you are in the area:

Noosa National Park
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/noosa/index.html

Eumundi Markets
http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/

Arts and Crafts in Montville and Maleny
http://www.hinterlandtourism.com.au/show_services_arts.php