Popular Main Beach is very popular with families being a patrolled beach just out in front of the surf club. Main Beach and the iconic first point is home to the Noosa International Surf Festival held in March each year.
North of Main Beach is the Spit which is also a very popular swimming and surf beach. A rocky groin provides good sand banks for waves making The Groin a top spot for the local surf schools.
Beaches east of Main Beach along the national park coastal walk are little jewels set amongst the forest in this sub-tropical paradise.
Little Cove Beach (known by surfers as Johnsons Beach) is a short walk to the east between Main Beach and the national park. Little Cove Beach is an idyllic location to surf, swim or snorkel.
Tea Tree Bay, so named because of the mature tea trees that shade the area. Tea Tree Bay is a great spot to take a refreshing dip before continuing onto the coastal walk.
Granite Bay is popular with surfers and swimmers alike and well worth the effort.
Heading past Hell’s Gate you’ll come to beautiful Alexandria Bay. Leave 3 hours as a round trip from the national park entrance to ‘A-Bay’ to fully enjoy all of the views and stop-offs along the way.
Noosa’s ‘eastern beaches’ including Sunshine Beach, Marcus Beach and Peregian Beach are great options and often less populated than Main Beach.
Noosa has been named a National Surfing Reserve for good reason. In most seasons the point breaks as ideal for accomplished surfers while in other more sheltered areas are ideal for beginners and surf schools.
With a multitude of breaks stretching from First Point on Noosa’s Main Beach, across the national park headland, to Sunshine Beach there is usually always something happening on the waves in and around Noosa.
The Noosa International Festival of surfing is held in March each year and offers both amateur and professional surfing events and a massive line up of complimentary activities and entertainment. Find out more about the festival here.
Other water activities
The Noosa River is ideal for canoeing or kayaking and is the destination for a number of scenic tours. Boat hire is also a popular option to access the river.
If you like more active water sports, Noosa is the ideal place to learn to surf or paddle board and there are plenty of outlets that hire all the equipment you’ll need.
Hire a boat and explore the Noosa River and surrounding canals at your leisure. No licence is required for many of the pontoons and fishing boats. We recommend checking out O Boat Hire as they offer a Guest Reward offer. They also have kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and jet skis available for hire too.
Kayak Noosa at Noosaville also make it easy for you to explore the Noosa River at your own pace with their range of hire Kayaks, skis and stand-up-paddle boards. Guided tours are also available. Kayak Noosa are also part of our Guest Reward program offering an incentive for guests to get out and enjoy the beautiful Noosa River.