Best Noosa Beaches and Bays to Explore

Best beaches and bays to explore around noosa

We believe Noosa region to be one of the most spectacular natural scenic destinations in the world and we are excited to introduce you to the best pristine sandy bays, only minutes away from Coco Bay Resort Noosa!

Here are our best picks for an island style escape, pure relaxation in an environment renowned for its outstanding wave breaks and spectacular flora and fauna.

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Discover breathtaking beaches along Noosa National Park Coastal Walk. Photo: Sunny Coast Photos

Noosa National Park

Take a breath of pure sea air and enjoy spectacular ocean views along Noosa National Park’s Coastal Walk. Wind your way through the park’s trails set amongst scenic rainforest and open eucalypts to discover Tea Tree Bay, Granite Bay and Alexandria Bays.

Only a 20-minute walk along the Coastal Walk you will encounter Tea Tree Bay. Just like most of these sandy stretches, it is unpatrolled, remote and can be unsafe for swimming. A stunning cove surrounded by shady pandanus, large flat rocks and golden sand.

Set between Dolphin Point Lookout and the Fairy Pools, stunning Granite Bay is an isolated beach in Noosa National Park, it is un-patrolled beach so be cautious when swimming. Unique to Granite Bay are large, rounded granite rocks and boulders that completely surround the bay.

Past the Noosa National Park Headland, Alexandra Bay offers a dramatic sweep of golden sand and sparkling exposed ocean for those who wish to get back to nature and wear nothing but a sun hat! This is an unpatrolled wild beach, with rips and unpredictable currents so please be water-aware.

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Noosa Main Beach: Relax and unwind at some of the best beaches in Queensland. Photo: Sunny Coast Photos

Noosa Main Beach

Our north facing Noosa Main Beach is protected by Noosa National Park Headland. Crystal clear waters and gentle waves make it a great spot for families to swim and learn to surf. Noosa Surf Lifesaving Club overlooks Noosa Main Beach with a year-round patrol and calm conditions set against a stunning natural backdrop of national parks and rolling hinterland.

The outstanding wave break and pure environment helped the town secure Noosa as the 10th World Surfing Reserve in 2020.

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Sunshine Beach has one of Australia’s most pristine shore breaks. Photo: Sunny Coast Photos

Sunshine Beach

A 15-minute drive from Coco Bay Resort you will discover quintessential Sunshine Beach, an idyllic village with a collection of shops, restaurants, hip bars and cafes set amongst greenery and pandanus palms.

The pristine large swell breaks along a vast coastline of golden sand make Sunshine Beach a popular, patrolled surf beach for surfers and swimmers alike. Visit Sunshine Beach Surf Club for a laid-back dining experience with unparalleled views from Ocean Deck and Seaside Deck.

Spectacular sunsets and cocktails await at Peregian Beach. Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland

Peregian Beach

Follow the coast road south for a further 15 minutes and you’ll discover Peregian Beach Village. Peregian Beach is a vibrant village-style community sitting beside a flawless, broad sweep of open ocean and a patrolled golden surf beach. The beach can be unpredictable with hazardous rips, so it is recommended to swim only between the red and yellow flags.

For families, there is a large day-use picnic grassed area with shelters, BBQ’s and amenities nestled behind the beach dunes opposite the village. Children can climb, swing and slide on a shaded playground, ride at the skate park and clamber the many large shady trees perfect for picnicking under.

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Wander Coolum Coastal Walk for unobstructed views of the coastline. Image: Property Mash

Coolum Beach

Ten minutes to the south of Peregian, travel along David Low Way and you will arrive at casual Coolum Beach. A laid-back, family-friendly seaside village town. Coolum has an entrenched surf and beach culture, plenty of surf shops for all your beach gear and a selection of restaurants and cafes.

The long-established Coolum Beach Surf Lifesaving Club provides a year-round patrol along the exposed surf beach. Children can explore the many Coolum rock pools to discover shells and a thriving marine life. A 15-minute beach walk north to nearby Stumers Creek provides unpatrolled, sheltered swimming for younger families and is a popular dog off-leash area.


Want more activities?

If you love exploring Noosa’s beaches and bays, you might also enjoy these 5 activities on the spectacular Noosa River.

And if you haven’t yet booked your stay in Noosa, secure a 2 or 3 bedroom self-contained townhouse style Villa at Coco Bay Resort.