Alexandria Bay

On the opposite side of Noosa Head’s famous headland, Alexandria Bay is a quieter location for soaking up the tranquility and rays on this golden sandy beach. The only way in is on foot, either from Noosa Heads (3.5km through the Noosa National Park) or 20 minutes on foot from McAnally Drive on Sunshine Beach (1.3km).

Away from the crowds on Noosa Main Beach, its remoteness does attract nudists, albeit unofficially. Known locally as “A-Bay” you can also enjoy a walk all around Noosa National Park taking in Hell’s Gates and the Fairy Pools, one of several popular viewpoints overlooking Tea Tree Bay and the North Shore.

Alexandria Beach faces east and is quite exposed. It is unpatrolled with no amenities so make sure you carry in everything you will need for the day including water. The beach is known for having strong currents so take a quick dip close to shore, but be aware of the potential dangers.

Surfers can enjoy the consistent surf break at the north end of the beach as southeasterly breezes eddy around the headland, but it’s a fair trek in and out carrying a board.

Nearest town/city

Noosa Heads


  • Surfing

Nudist/naturist beach


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