Little Cove - Noosa

  • Little Cove - Noosa - Australia
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Located just a stone’s throw from Noosa’s Main Beach is the aptly named Little Cove. Far more secluded and intimate than it’s bustling neighbour the beach here has a completely different vibe to it.

With crystal clear turquoise water and backed by the steep, lush pandana and palm lined slopes of the Noosa National Park, Little Cove beach exudes natural beauty. Despite its proximity to one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations the beach here is often quiet except at absolute peak season. In fact, at other times of year you may have the place to yourself.

The only downside to Little Cove is high tide which reduces the 100 metre wide stretch of soft, golden sand to a ribbon of rocks.

The waters here are generally calm with waves rarely exceeding 0.5 metres making it an ideal spot to learn to swim, snorkel or learn to surf - although some caution is advised as there are no lifeguards. That said, when the surf is up Little Cove becomes part of the legendary Noosa Heads pointbreak with seemingly endless waves peeling along the coast of the parks.

To get to Little Cove you can walk around the rocks from Main beach on a very low tide. Alternatively access is off Park Road, just before the entrance to the park itself.

Nearest town/city

Noosa Heads


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