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Published July 3rd 2014
Tea Tree Bay is the first beach you come across when you do the coastal walk from Laguna Bay in Noosa National Park (up near the headland). It's a good stopping place if you've set out to see a little of the area with your kids and don't want to do the whole thing as there's toilets behind it and plenty to do down on the beach.
The beach at Tea Tree Bay
To get onto to the beach you do have to walk over a very rocky section. Beside this area, on some large, flat rocks, is where my companions and I had our packed lunch while we enjoyed the setting, though there's plenty of tables and BBQ's near the start of the walk if you want to have a BBQ and just do the walk as one part of a family day out.
By the water there's a lot more of these flat rocks. These ones have rock pools to explore, where we found crabs, shells, sea anemones and those things that squirt water out if you press them.
Press the squirters that fill the cracks in the rocks and they'll shoot water out at you
Though the water was calm on my visit, swimming is not advised, but there's plenty to do on the sand. The flatness of the beach meant everyone seemed to be writing messages and of course there's always building sandcastles.
The Coastal Walk that takes you to Tea Tree Bay extends much further out to the end of the headland and meets up with others paths in a network of tracks that cross this section of Noosa National Park. Just walking past this bay is pretty scenic but a stop here is definitely worthwhile.
On the way you should also make sure you check out the Boiling Pot. When I did the walk it was very calm, but when there's a swell it apparently looks like a pot of boiling water. This stop is also a bit of a lookout too, where you can see across to Cooloolaba National Park.
It looks calm now, but this heart-shaped hole is often churning with water