Cossies Beach

Cossies Beach - Direction Island
Photo: © David Stanley / CC BY
Cossies Beach - Cocos Keeling Islands
Photo: © David Stanley / CC BY

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are a remote goup of 27 tiny islands located nearly 1000km off the coast of Western Australia in the Indian Ocean. Made up of two coral atolls the islands are known for their white­-sand beaches, palm trees and lagoons. They are in essence the very picture of paradise.

Of all the beaches on the Cocos Keeling Islands it is said that "Cossies" beach is the lovliest of them all. Situated on the diminutive, banana-shaped Direction Island, the 300 metre long beach faces into the calm, clear waters of the lagoon which is central to the island group. It ticks all the boxes for tropical perfection; lined with coconut plam trees, powder white sand, shallow seas teaming with marine life and year round summer. It is everything you dreamt about in a beach and more. Visitors are often left struck by the colours, and how vivid they are - it is as if someone turned the saturation up a notch. Verdant greens, brilliant deep blues, turquoise and azure waters.

You can get to Cossies by ferry from the neigbouring, larger West Island. The ferry ride takes less than half and hour and won't cost you much, however it only goes a few times a week. On the other hand you could arrive in style like the crusing yachts that are dotted around the bay.

Despite having caught the attention of the great naturalist Charles Darwin the beach is named after a more recent admirer of the beach's qualities. Cossie is the affectionate name for General Sir Peter John Cosgrove - the Australian Governor-General.

Cossies Beach Weather Info

5 Day Cossies Beach UV Index

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Cossies Beach tide times & sea state

Sun 22/09 »

Surf report for Sun 22/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 22mph
12:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 6:12am (0.43m)
High 11:37am (0.69m)
Low 5:15pm (0.44m)
Daylight
First light05:31
Sunrise05:52
Sunset17:58
Dark18:19

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 12:20am (1.01m)
Low 7:36am (0.41m)
High 1:19pm (0.69m)
Low 6:43pm (0.45m)
Daylight
First light05:30
Sunrise05:51
Sunset17:58
Dark18:19

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
15:00 7ft 18s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 1:44am (1.02m)
Low 8:48am (0.38m)
High 2:45pm (0.73m)
Low 8:08pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light05:29
Sunrise05:50
Sunset17:58
Dark18:19

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 2:56am (1.05m)
Low 9:43am (0.33m)
High 3:44pm (0.81m)
Low 9:18pm (0.38m)
Daylight
First light05:29
Sunrise05:50
Sunset17:58
Dark18:19

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 3:54am (1.08m)
Low 10:28am (0.30m)
High 4:30pm (0.88m)
Low 10:15pm (0.32m)
Daylight
First light05:28
Sunrise05:49
Sunset17:58
Dark18:19

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 19s  °  ° 20mph
15:00 10ft 18s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 4:43am (1.10m)
Low 11:07am (0.27m)
High 5:10pm (0.96m)
Low 11:06pm (0.27m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:48
Sunset17:58
Dark18:19

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

25 °C
(77 °F)

Fresh breeze, 35.6 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

24.6°C / 76.3°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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