Coolangatta Beach, Coolangatta

4.8
Coolangatta Beach, considered the end of the Gold Coast, offers blue waters and a wide stretch of sand, frequented by picnicking locals each day at sunset. This area is family-friendly, safe, and rarely crowded by tourists. You can surf, swim, scuba dive, or simply relax on the warm sand. Lots of cafes and shops dot the beach, and several large restaurants are within walking distance of the sand. Don't miss walking out to the Snapper Rocks, where many Australian and world champion surfers first took to the waves. Using our online itinerary creator, Coolangatta attractions like Coolangatta Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 11, 2017
    We stayed here for a week and we had a car. Great place to base yourself and sightsee from. Lots of restaurants to pick from, lovely walks.  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    Lots of cafes, restaurants and shops. Busy traffic area. Streets were littered with rubbish. Beach is lovely.  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    The beach at Coolangatta is always nice, waves can be a bit messy but it’s perfect if you love having fun in them.  more »
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  • September 1, 2017
    Beautiful wide open Beach, popular with surfers, only downfall is parking, weekends are the worst.
  • May 18, 2017
    Very relaxing atmosphere with some great shops and an awsome beach.
  • March 27, 2017
    Very chilling place with great view and beaches
  • May 11, 2017
    Warm and safe.
  • July 15, 2017
    Love it

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