Little Cove - Beach in Noosa Heads Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Little Cove QLD

Noosa Head is a 50 m high basalt headland located 2 km east of Noosa Beach. Between the beach and head is a 3 km long rocky shoreline backed by the steep slopes of the Noosa National Park, with a road, car park, then walking track out to the head.... Read more

Noosa Head is a 50 m high basalt headland located 2 km east of Noosa Beach. Between the beach and head is a 3 km long rocky shoreline backed by the steep slopes of the Noosa National Park, with a road, car park, then walking track out to the head. In along the base of the north facing slopes are four small pocket beaches.Little Cove (1533) is a 100 m long pocket of north-west facing sand lying just 100 m east of the main Noosa Beach, around small Johnson Point. It is backed by some beachfront houses between the road and the beach, then wooded slopes. Access is difficult, either around rocks at low tide or from the narrow road that clips the northern end of the beach. The beach is backed by a cobble high tide beach, then a veneer of sand which is awash at high tide, together with steps and a small creek in the centre. Waves average less than 0.5 m and rips are rare.

Swimming

These four beaches and their backing walking track are very popular with walkers, sunbakers and surfers, who walk out to ride the various breaks along this shore. In summer they are crowded with sunbakers and swimmers, while surfers fly by on the intervening point breaks.

Surfing

This section of coast provides Noosa with its world famous point breaks. There are five recognised breaks on each of the points; beginning out at Granite on the eastern side of Granite Bay, and again off Tea Tree Bay, Boiling Pot point, along the boulder shore paralleling the car park, called National Park, and finally off Johnson Point, called Jonhsons. A larger east to south swell is required to get all the points working, with length of ride also increasing with swell size.

Fishing

The rocky points also are a favourite spot for usually relatively safe rock fishing, however be careful out on Noosa Head, as the rocks are steeper and more exposed.

General

This section of shore, with its four small, pandana-lined beaches, five point surfing breaks and backing national park, is one of Australia's most scenic and most popular. It is a delightful spot, which accounts for the crowds that flock there year round.

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Information

About

Noosa Heads, QLD 4567

Length:
0.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1533

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Hazards

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Marine Warnings

Sat, 19 Aug 04:45
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland

Weather

Saturday 19, Aug 9:47 am

Day 21°    Night 12°
16.7°C
Windy. Sunny

Wind: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots. Winds 20 to 25 knots inshore in the morning.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

5 am
1.50m
11 am
0.31m
6 pm
2.07m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 20, Aug

Day 21°    Night 9°
Sunny

Wind: Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres inshore. Southerly 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.

Tide

6 am
1.56m
12 am
0.42m
7 pm
2.13m
12 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Sat 19, Aug to Sat 26, Aug


Wind: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore. Southerly 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of light showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 19th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:40 pm
Sun 20th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:40 pm
Mon 21st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:40 pm
Tue 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:40 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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