The eastern side of Noosa Head faces into the prevailing southerly swell and winds, and is a far more energetic shoreline. The basalt rocks of the head extend south for 2 km to Paradise Caves, with two beaches in between. The Noosa walking track runs to the head and along... Read more
The eastern side of Noosa Head faces into the prevailing southerly swell and winds, and is a far more energetic shoreline. The basalt rocks of the head extend south for 2 km to Paradise Caves, with two beaches in between. The Noosa walking track runs to the head and along the back of both beaches and on to neighbouring Sunshine Beach.The Devils Kitchen is a 60 m long, steep cobble and boulder beach (1538) located in a gap in a the rocks. The rocky beach is, however, fronted by a low tide sand bar, with a permanent rip against the northern rocks. It is backed by 20 m high bluffs, with access down a steep track. Due to the difficult access, rocks, rips and higher waves, this is a very hazardous little beach.
Both beaches are energetic, rip-dominated beaches and care should be used, as there have been numerous rescues from the rips on the secluded, though relatively popular, Alexandria Bay beach, while the Devils Kitchen is not so appealing.
Alexandria Bay is where the surfers head when the waves are too low along the Noosa Head breaks. It has several good beach breaks.
This exposed rocky section is a popular, though more hazardous, rock fishing location.
Noosa's more exposed beaches, offering relative seclusion with only foot access, but potentially hazardous swimming.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1538