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

Noosa

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Noosa Heads is one of Australia's favourite tourist destinations, with large summer and holiday crowds filling the town and its main beach. The town is located at the mouth of the Noosa River and is inline with the 2 km long Noosa Headland, with much of the head now forming... Read more

Noosa Heads is one of Australia's favourite tourist destinations, with large summer and holiday crowds filling the town and its main beach. The town is located at the mouth of the Noosa River and is inline with the 2 km long Noosa Headland, with much of the head now forming a national park. Immediately north of the river is the more extensive Cooloola National Park. Today, Noosa boasts a thriving tourist industry, with major resorts and a wide range of accommodation and facilities. Noosa has long been a popular summer destination, with a surf lifesaving reel placed on the beach in 1915 and the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club founded in 1927. The main beach (1532) runs from the base of the heads to the mouth of the river. The river is now trained with an entrance wall that forms the northern end of the 1.2 km long beach. In addition, to combat beach erosion and maintain some of the sand dumped on the beach, a rock groyne has been built across the middle of the beach and a seawall constructed along the southern half of the beach. The beach faces almost due north, and receives low waves which have to pass around Noosa Heads. They average between 0.5 and 1 m high at the beach, where they usually form a continuous bar that is cut by rips during and following higher waves. Waves are higher and rips more prevalent at, and north of, the groyne.

Swimming

The safest bathing is in the main patrolled area east of the groyne. However, there is also a lifeguard stationed west of the groyne. Watch out for rip channels and be very careful if swimming near or west of the groyne, as rips are usually present. Also beware of the river mouth, which has shifting shoals and strong tidal currents.

Surfing

Noosa is a prime surfing spot, with only beach breaks at the beach, but some of Australia's best right hand breaks along the north side of the head.

Fishing

The groyne and entrance wall are very popular, as well as rip gutters on the beach north of the groyne.

General

A heavily developed, although still very attractive, location, saved by the national park and many beaches.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
27°C
Water
27°C
UV Rating
14 / 11

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Flash rips
Flash rips
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Beach erosion
Beach erosion

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Shops
Public phone
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Shelters
Bike path
Lookout
Natural shade
Artificial shade
Power supply
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus
Unspecified

Regulation Symbols

No Bike Riding
No Littering
No Vehicles
No Cats or Dogs
No Diving
Camping Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
No Parking
No Entry
Shared Footway
Fires Prohibited
Monday, 10 Feb 10:32

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.


Noosa Heads, QLD 4567
Includes beaches: Noosa West
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1532