Noosa's Main Beach is one of the few beaches along Australia's coastline that faces north. It has moderate waves and is safe for swimming all year round.
The coastline of the rocky headland that forms the centrepiece of Noosa National Park is interupted by a number of small northerly facing bays. There are facilities at the entrance to the National Park including a car park, telephones, toilets, showers, and an information area.
You will find some excellent surf spots as you move around the headland from the National Park car park, however, in the right conditions the waves tend to get larger and more powerful making some spots unsuitable for inexperienced surfers. The First Point has a perfect longboard break and on a medium sized swell it's perfect for beginners. Further round the headland you will come across Tea Tree Bay and Granite Bay, a local favourite, these smaller beaches provide good surfing in the right conditions.
If you continue around the headland, you will come across beautiful Alexandria Bay. This is a clothes optional beach and is one of the nicer sandy beaches in Noosa and it doesn't get as busy as Main Beach in peak season.
Sunshine Beach which runs south from Alexandria Bay on the eastern side of Noosa headland is the best surf beach in the area. Sunshine Beach extends 15 kms south to Point Perry.