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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Cossies Beach tide times & sea state

Tue 16/07 »

Surf report for Tue 16/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 17s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 12ft 16s  °  ° 25mph
18:00 12ft 16s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
High 5:14am (1.16m)
Low 12:13pm (0.31m)
High 5:49pm (0.72m)
Low 10:57pm (0.37m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:24
Sunset17:52
Dark18:15

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 11ft 15s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 5:51am (1.18m)
Low 12:48pm (0.30m)
High 6:24pm (0.73m)
Low 11:36pm (0.36m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:23
Sunset17:53
Dark18:15

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 12ft 19s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 11ft 18s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 6:27am (1.18m)
Low 1:20pm (0.30m)
High 6:56pm (0.75m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:23
Sunset17:53
Dark18:16

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 16s  °  ° 24mph
15:00 11ft 16s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
Low 12:15am (0.35m)
High 7:02am (1.16m)
Low 1:51pm (0.30m)
High 7:30pm (0.78m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:23
Sunset17:53
Dark18:16

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 12ft 9s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
Low 12:56am (0.35m)
High 7:37am (1.13m)
Low 2:21pm (0.31m)
High 8:05pm (0.81m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:23
Sunset17:53
Dark18:16

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 16ft 19s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 15ft 17s  °  ° 26mph
21:00 13ft 16s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 1:39am (0.36m)
High 8:12am (1.08m)
Low 2:52pm (0.33m)
High 8:43pm (0.84m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:23
Sunset17:54
Dark18:16

Today's weather

Rain showers

25 °C
(77 °F)

Fresh breeze, 32.4 km/h from E

Sea temperature

25.7°C / 78.3°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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