Swimming is what time on the beaches in Noosa is all about when the weather is nice and warm. However, as a visitor, you may not be too sure where you should go for the best swimming around. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to find the best swimming spots that are available in Noosa.
Our top beaches for swimming around Noosa
Sunshine Beach is very open, and the sand creates a wide space for sunbathers, sandcastle makers, walkers, and those heading in and out of the water for swimming. The name of this beach used to be Golden Beach, so you may hear it referred to as that by some of the locals who have been around for a while. This beach is quite popular, but even large crowds do not make the sand, or the water, feel crowded at any time.
It is best to swim in front of the Surf Club, because that section of water is patrolled all year long. You can easily reach this beach in approximately five minutes from areas like Noosa Heads.
Lake Cootharaba at Boreen Point
The beach along the shores of Lake Cootharaba is perfect for swimming, but only for younger children. The water is quite shallow at the edges of this lake, so adults spend more time sitting in the water than they do swimming. However, it is an excellent choice for those who want to simply get wet and not swim an awful lot.
This beachy area is approximately twenty-five minutes from Noosa Heads. That makes it one of the beaches furthest from town. However, it is an option you won’t want to overlook during your visit.
Noosa Main Beach
There are not many beaches in Australia that face to the north, but Noosa Main Beach is one of them. The waves are gentle at this beach, so you can swim all day long if you wish. You can even use those waves to learn how to surf when you are not swimming. There are lifeguards patrolling this beach all year long, so you will always have someone keeping an eye on you in the water. This is perfect if you need to swim on your own.
This is one of the busiest beaches in Noosa, so you can expect it to feel packed almost all day long. It is recommended that you arrive early if you want to find the perfect spot on the sand.
Lifeguards are also on Peregian Beach all year, so you can easily go swimming on the gentle water. This beach is between Noosa and Coolum, which is not in a really touristy area of the country. Therefore, you won’t find the crowds like you would at some of the beaches in Noosa.
When you are tired of swimming, you can walk through the beach village and grab a bite to eat. The locals are very friendly, so you may find yourself striking up conversations with complete strangers and making new friends along the way.
Noosa Main River
If you hate big waves, then you might want to head over to the Noosa River to do a little swimming. The water on this river is very calm and you will never see a wave. Younger children will love how they can swim on their own and you will love that you can watch them all from a distance as you sit on the beachy shoreline.
It can get crowded quickly on the Noosa River and parking is almost non-existent. Therefore, you will want to arrive early to claim your spot. If you don’t you may need to drive around a little to find a parking spot before searching for a place to lay your towel in the sand.
One of the best times to visit Noosa Spit is when the tide is low, because there is so much more sand to enjoy. You can go swimming out in the water before heading back to the sand for a picnic lunch. This beach is not too far from Hastings Street. That means it is perfect, and convenient, if you are staying in that area of Noosa.
This beach really gets packed during school holidays so you will want to plan your visit carefully.
So if your apartment or Noosa holiday house doesn’t have a swimming pool, then be sure to check out these great beaches for a swim. While you can simply go to the one that is closest to where you are staying in Noosa, it is always best to check at least a couple of them out. That will allow you to find your all-time favorite and really enjoy your time swimming in this part of the country.