Noosa National Park Sunshine Coast

The Ocean Beach Walk is a short walk to the beach across a boardwalk through paperbark swamp and sedgelands. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Ocean Beach Walk

From boardwalk to beach, this short walk leads through forest to a peaceful stretch of beach away from the nearby towns.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
1km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 30mins walking time.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Escape the crowds at Coolum and Peregian beaches and enjoy a short ramble through swamplands, sedgelands and paperbark forest.

Follow the boardwalk over feathery grasses to meet a sandy track bursting with heathland and she-oak forest.

Delight in colourful wildflowers and dune plants growing along this track, such as the delightfully-named dune bean and pigface. Quiet visitors may be lucky to spy flittering finches, bee-eaters and parrots in the vegetation. Make sure to keep your camera and macro lens at the ready!

For more adventure at low tide, take the extra 2km return trip south along the beach to the park boundary at Stumers Creek.

Getting there and getting around

The Ocean Beach Walk is in the Peregian section of Noosa National Park on the Sunshine Coast, 125km north of Brisbane.

  • From the bus stop on David Low Way (Coolum State High School), walk 600m south to the car park and the start of the walk.
  • Cycle along council shared pathways outside the National Park. Note: No bike racks are available.
  • Drive 3km north of Coolum Beach township, or 3km south of Peregian Beach township, on the David Low Way.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this walk.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Ocean Beach Walk is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Noosa safely and Walk with care.