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About Coolangatta

Coolangatta has a pristine beach and clear water for swimming, fishing and diving.

Coolangatta beach is a north-facing beach, making the area more sheltered with calmer water ideal for swimming. Walk along the paths of the oceanfront park on a sunny winter’s day and you may just spot the pods of dolphins and migrating whales.

The sheltered beaches found here have been a popular holiday destination since the late 1800s and it is a slower pace than the bustling centre of the Gold Coast a half-hour drive away.

If you visit this amazing beach, we remind you to swim between the red and yellow flags, which indicate that the beach is patrolled.

Coolangatta has a patrolled lifeguard tower between 8am and 5pm every day, all year round.

Note: all beaches are patrolled during Queensland school holidays. For more details, download our beach patrol information sheet.