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Beach swimming safety on the islands 22km Pacific Ocean surf beach is assured with a Gold Coast City Council fully qualified lifeguard and flagged swimming area daily. You can even check-out the beach conditions from your accommodation via a TV channel showing live images of the beach. Couran Cove Island Resort is located on South Stradbroke Island only 40 minutes by ferry off Queensland’s Gold Coast, Australia. Set in peaceful natural surrounds, Couran Cove Island Resort is a unique Australian island resort which features pristine white beaches, majestic rainforest and native Australian wildlife. Winner of Environmental, Architectural, Tourism and Catering awards, Couran Cove Island Resort offers a range of beautiful marine style accommodation, a wide choice of excellent dining options and is ideal for a family holiday, a romantic escape or that special business event.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


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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.