Alexandria Bay


You’ll find this dramatic sweep of golden sand and sparkling surf between Hells Gates and Devils Kitchen in Noosa National Park. It’s a three kilometre scenic hike to reach “A-Bay” (as the locals call it) and the beach’s isolation made it (until recently) a hotspot for those who enjoyed getting back to nature wearing nothing more than sunscreen. The remoteness of this beach makes it the perfect place for those who want to escape the cares of the world – just make sure you bring enough food and water to sustain you for the whole day as there are no amenities there. Drop your towel, catch up on some holiday reading and watch the surfers pick off the waves from inside pockets at the end of the beach. Caution: The beach is unpatrolled so take a quick plunge rather than a long swim. Getting there: Park at McAnally Drive in Sunshine Beach and take the track into Noosa National Park. It’s about a 20 minute walk to reach Alexandria Bay.