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Little Cove is one of the finest of Noosa's beaches.

Little Cove Beach

Stroll out the front door at The Cove Noosa and you are on Little Cove Beach. Known by surfers as Johnsons Beach, it is an idyllic location to surf, swim, snorkel, or just catch some rays and chill.

Main Beach

Nearby Main Beach is popular with families, being a patrolled beach just out in front of the Noosa Surf Club. Main Beach and the iconic First Point is home base to the Noosa International Surf Festival held in March each year.

The Groyne

Northeast of Main Beach is the Spit which is also a 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 and a wonderful place to learn to surf.

National Park Beaches

Beaches east of Main Beach, along the national park coastal walk, are little jewels set amongst the forest in this sub-tropical paradise.

Tea Tree Bay, so named because of the mature tea trees that shade the area, 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 will come to beautiful Alexandria Bay. Leave 3 hours as a round trip from the national park entrance to ‘A-Bay’ to fully enjoy all the views and stop-offs along the way.

Eastern Beaches

Noosa’s ‘eastern beaches’ including Sunshine Beach, Marcus Beach and Peregian Beach are great options, all with patrolled sections.

All are well worth a coastal drive or bus trip to explore the magnificent stretch of beaches, local restaurants and cafes. 

Surfing Beaches Noosa

There is no better place than your Cove Noosa Accommodation to surf in Noosa. Just grab your board and head straight out the front door and into the waves on Little Cove Beach.

Alternatively enjoy more than a dozen other breaks across the Noosa World Surfing Reserve from First Point on Main Beach to Peregian.

It’s also an easy walk left from the resort to First Point for one of the longest breaks into Main Beach.

It’s also an easy walk into the Noosa National Park. From the Boiling Point Lookout, you can check out what is happening with the swells at Tea Tree Bay Beach. Further along Granite Bay often has awesome swells off the headland section of the National Park. Alexandria Bay is further along the coastal track with killer waves stretching from Hell’s Gate to the Devil’s Kitchen.

Noosa’s eastern beaches offer a continuous stretch of access to un-impeded Pacific swells from Sunshine Beach to Peregian Beach.

For beginners, east of the Main Beach Breakwater half- way along the beach is ideal. The breakwater rocks create a calmer water basin with gentler waves to test out your surfing skills. This area is home base for Learn to Surf Noosa for beginners of all ages. 

For board hire, Noosa Beach Surf Hire on Main Beach and Foam and Resin Surf Hire at 60 Hastings Street and Noosa Long Boards are closest to the resort.

Your Cove Noosa accommodation is also near the Noosa Festival of Surfing, centered on First Point on Main Beach. Held in March each year the week-long festival brings together the world’s best long boarders for a series of events.

For a closer look at some of Noosa’s surf action, Check out the Cup of Tea with God video on the Noosa World Surfing Reserve Website.

Enjoy Noosa’s surfing action and keep in mind the three Noosa World Surfing Reserve values to share, respect and preserve this unique surfing Mecca.

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