The Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club (1599A) is located at the western end of the beach, 100 m east of the groyne. The club was founded in 1958 and is situated in a foreshore reserve that runs the length of the beach. The club is backed by Marine Parade, high... Read more
The Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club (1599A) is located at the western end of the beach, 100 m east of the groyne. The club was founded in 1958 and is situated in a foreshore reserve that runs the length of the beach. The club is backed by Marine Parade, high rise apartments and the Coolangatta shopping area.
This is a moderately safe beach owing to the usually low waves. However, even under low wave conditions, deep rip channels and troughs occur along the beach and are intensified when waves exceed 1 m. The safest swimming is in the two patrolled areas and clear of the Greenmount groyne.
The best surfing is off Greenmount Hill. When the bars are right, it produces a long, easy right-hander. There can also be good beach breaks over the inner and outer bars, with conditions depending on the bar shape.
There are usually good holes and gutters along the beach, plus the Greenmount groyne and rock fishing off the rock around Greenmount Hill.
This is a heavily developed and somewhat modified beach since the construction of the groyne. It is continually changing as sand waves move through and past the beach, making it an interesting beach to observe. It has all the usual tourist facilities in backing Coolangatta plus the added safety of usually low waves and two surf lifesaving clubs and lifeguard towers.Read less
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Hazardous Surf Warning for Queensland
SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.