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Coolangatta QLD

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

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.

Fishing

There are usually good holes and gutters along the beach, plus the Greenmount groyne and rock fishing off the rock around Greenmount Hill.

General

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.

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Information

About

Coolangatta, QLD 4225

Includes beaches:
Coolangatta-greenmount, Greenmount

Length:
0.4km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1599A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Natural shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Groyne
  • Seawall

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Spear Fishing
  • No Vehicles
  • No Horses
  • No Alcohol
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed

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.

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