Noosa Beaches and Surfing

(Noosa, Queensland - QLD, Australia)

Noosa photo of beach-goers in the sunshineThe beaches of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast have become extremely well-known for their optimum surfing conditions, and the region draws surfers of all abilities. Kite surfing is also popular on Noosa's beaches, where riders use a large kite to gain height when they jump high over the waves.

A number of scenic bays reside within the Noosa National Park, where they are highly suitable for surfing and easy to reach, being located on the northerly side of the park. To the east, Alexandria Bay is a good place for some serious sunbathing and comes with soft golden sand, being ideal for nudists looking for an all-over tan.

General Information

Keen surfers in Noosa tend to favour Sunshine Corner, a popular area lying on the northerly side of Sunshine Beach, where good surf breaks are available all through the year. Around the headland, the point breaks are very seasonal, being at their best during the summer months, particularly at Tea Tree Bay, Granite Bay and Boiling Point.

For less-experienced surfers, consider checking out the waves on Noosa Spit, just off Hastings Street, which are noticeably more gentle and perfect for beginners. Many local surf schools choose to do their training at this beach, such as both Merrick's Learn to Surf and also Wavesense. If you are simply looking to hire surfing equipment, then surf boards of all descriptions can be rented from surf shops along Gympie Terrace.

Noosa Castaways Beach picture

Castaways Beach

Located just a short distance to the north of Marcus Dunes and south of Sunrise Beach, next to the David Low Way.

Picture of Noosa Heads' Granite Bay

Noosa Heads

A world-famous surfing destination, drawing crowds of longboarders each year in March, when it plays host to the Noosa Festival of Surfing and regularly boasts spectacular 'barrel' waves.

Image of Sunrise Beach, Noosa

Sunrise Beach

To be found roughly 5 km / 3 miles to the south-east of Noosa Heads, being within easy reach of a selection of eateries on Duke Street, and within walking distance of Sunshine Beach.

Noosa Sunshine Beach photo

Sunshine Beach

Situated directly to the south of Noosa Headlands, with regular patrols by the Sunshine Beach Surf Lifesaving Club during peak times.

Photograph of Noosa Marcus Beach

Marcus Beach

A secluded suburb situated approximately 10 km / 6 miles to the south of Noosa Heads, next to Peregian, with a number of self-contained apartments and beach houses enjoying coastal views.

Peregian Beach view

Peregian Beach

A small and charming seaside resort located on the southern side of the region, enjoying a thriving surfing related industry. Peregian also offers a sizable shopping complex and a popular beachfront cafe specialising in seafood.