THE Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, tucked into a protected corner of Main Beach, has views across the bay to the national park. Its restaurant has an open-fronted first-floor deck perfect for bathers with beach bags and bare feet stepping in straight from the sand. Keep it simple with prawns and a refreshing cold beer or select from the a la carte menu of salads, seafoods, pasta and steaks. Enjoy lunch or dinner, 11am-8.30pm daily, or plan a weekend breakfast from 8am to 11am as the nippers go through their paces nearby. The fish and chips served with salad is hard to beat at $19.90. More: noosasurfclub.com.au.