Why should you visit Coolangatta?
Maybe a better question is why would you not want to visit!
Who wouldn’t want to visit some of the best surfing breaks in the world? Who wouldn’t want to swim and sunbathe on pristine white beaches? When faced with fabulous fresh seafood, who could say no?
Obviously the number one reason to visit Coolangatta is for the great beaches. The beaches here are long, wide, soft and white. Many visitors are surprised at just how far it is from the start of the sand to the water’s edge. On busy summer days many, many people visit these beaches – all of that space means everyone has enough room to spread out!
The main beach along the Kirra waterfront is extremely popular in summer and it doesn’t stop there. Rainbow Bay Beach is just a short drive further along the coast and is another very popular place for families. Greenmount Beach also showcases another popular Coolangatta beach and has the added benefit of shops close by if you need a bite to eat for lunch. If you’re lucky enough to be staying at The Greenmount Beach Resort there’s a good chance your room may overlook this beautiful beach.
Many of the 4 and 5 star hotels that are located along Marine Parade at Coolangatta will give you a choice of an ocean or hinterland view when you make your booking. Imagine a place where you can choose what you’d like to see every morning when you wake up on holiday?
As well as beaches, Coolangatta offers a gateway to many activities in Northern New South Wales. The Tweed River is just a short drive south and offers laid back water views and the option to participate in water sports. If you have your own boat you can take it through the Tweed River for fishing or waterskiing. Wakeboarding is also a popular activity on the river.
Coolangatta is situated at the most southern point of the Gold Coast but that doesn’t mean it is isolated at all. The drive to Surfers Paradise is around 25km. Any online drive time calculator will tell you the drive will take around 25 minutes. This is being a little bit optimistic and the trip to central Surfers will more likely take around 35 minutes depending on the route you take.
When you visit Coolangatta you will see all the reasons why this suburb is so popular. Beautiful beaches, great hotels and tasty restaurants are everywhere. Tourists enjoy the area and you will find the locals extra friendly and welcoming.
Coolangatta comes alive during particular celebrations. At Easter and Christmas the beaches are packed with families enjoying picnics in the sunshine. If you plan to visit on these busy days make sure you get there early to claim your spot! Otherwise pack blankets for the ground or take your own table and chairs!
Surf carnivals are another event that can make Coolangatta appear like the entire population of Queensland has moved in! If you particularly wish to avoid the crowds do a quick online search to check that no special events are happening in Coolangatta at the time you will be visiting.
Lastly, when you visit Coolangatta make sure to seek out some fresh seafood. Local restaurants will have platters available or you may want to go to the local fish shop and purchase your own treats! Either way, you do not want to miss the freshness that is Coolangatta seafood.
As you can see gorgeous beaches, fresh seafood and world class surfing breaks are just some of the reasons to visit Coolangatta on your next holiday or day trip