Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta

Rainbow Bay, located in the vibrant town of Coolangatta on the Gold Coast, is a coastal gem that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and surf culture. Known as one of the most beautiful beaches on the Gold Coast, Rainbow Bay has become a favorite destination for surfers and beach enthusiasts alike.

At the heart of this stunning coastal community lies the Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Club, an iconic venue dedicated to ensuring the safety of swimmers and preserving the coastal environment. With its panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the club serves as a hub for locals and visitors, providing a welcoming space to relax and enjoy the beauty of Rainbow Bay.

Just a stone’s throw away from the surf club is Snapper Rocks, a legendary surfing break renowned for its powerful and consistent waves. Surfers from around the world flock to this iconic spot to challenge themselves and showcase their skills on the renowned Superbank, a long and fast-breaking wave that stretches along the coastline.

Beyond its world-class surfing reputation, Rainbow Bay boasts stunning golden sand beaches that stretch for miles along the Gold Coast. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil spot for sunbathing, a place to indulge in water sports, or a picturesque backdrop for a leisurely stroll, Rainbow Bay has it all.

Coolangatta, Gold Coast

The southern gateway to the Gold Coast, Coolangatta still maintains its laidback style. A family holiday destination with its beautiful and pristine sandy beaches offering all types of water sports, walking trails through parklands with playgrounds and picnic area, botanical gardens, great restaurants, unique shopping centres and markets, world class events and easy access to the Gold Coast with its theme parks and entertainment venues.

From Coolangatta, you can stroll to Point Danger with magnificent panoramic views every step of the way, visit the weekend art & crafts markets or play a game of golf at the local course.

The beaches of Coolangatta have some of the Gold Coast’s best surfing conditions and most picturesque scenery. Greenmount Beach and Rainbow Bay are the Gold Coast’s only north facing beaches providing sheltered conditions for swimming.

A walk around the point to Snapper Rocks improves your chances of seeing the whales on their annual migration throughout the cooler parts of the year, June to October.

History of Coolangatta

Coolangatta is the southernmost suburb of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Named after the schooner Coolangatta which was wrecked there in 1846.

As a border town, Coolangatta included a customs office, boatshed and government wharf. Extension of the railway from Nerang to Tweed Heads in 1903 guaranteed the success of Coolangatta as a holiday township and it flourished from that time forward. Guesthouses and hotels were erected and a commercial centre soon followed.

The headland is an important landmark and tourist destination. Coolangatta symbolises the end of the Gold Coast from the long strip of beach that begins at Main Beach some 40kms to the north.

Coolangatta and its immediate neighbouring “Twin Town” Tweed Heads in New South Wales have a shared economy. The Tweed River supports a thriving fishing fleet, and the seafood is a local specialty offered in the restaurants and clubs of the holiday and retirement region on both sides of the state border.

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