Nobby Beach is generally quieter than the beaches immediately south. The southern end of the beach adjoins a foreshore park and oceanway.
Nobby Beach has one patrolled lifeguard tower:
Make sure you swim in the patrolled area between the red and yellow flags.
Beach breaks extend the full length of the beach and conditions are best on a moderate swell and offshore winds. Wave quality is variable depending on prevailing swell direction, wind, tide and sand bar formation so check conditions before paddling out. If in doubt, don't paddle out. For more information, visit our Surfing page.
To view the facilities available at this beach including accessibility features, use our interactive map.
Nobby Beach lies at the foot of a rocky hill known as ‘North Nobby’ or ‘Nobby’s Bluff’. It's documented that 'The Nobbies' was the late nineteenth century name for the hill which is a local reference to a Tallebudgera grazier’s head bullock, Nobby. Nobby once went missing and was later found on the outcrop.
Last century, the hill was home to the Magic Mountain amusement park for almost 30 years and featured a chairlift and castle. The park was closed in the 1980s and has now been replaced by apartments and shops.
This suburb blends a family-friendly atmosphere with an ultra-trendy vibe which attracts surfers, cyclists and healthy lifestylers.
The oceanway runs along the southern section of Nobby Beach, however there is a dedicated bike lane along Albatross and Hedges Avenues, as well as bike parking at the Nobby's Surf Life Saving Club.