Live Like a Local in Coolangatta

Live Like a Local in Coolangatta

Renowned for a laidback lifestyle, world class beaches and unspoilt natural beauty, Coolangatta is the ultimate destination for a family friendly holiday, beachside getaway or week away with friends.

There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in a new destination in true local form, so we have uncovered Cooly’s best-kept secrets that will have you experiencing the seaside suburb like a local.

1. Get confident to hit the surf with a lesson from Walkin’ On Water Surf School, held at Rainbow Bay, Greenmount and Coolangatta beach. Suitable for ages 5 and up, you’ll be standing up before you know it!

Surfers waiting for waves, Pat Fagan Park

2. Stroll along the stunning foreshore through the Arts and Crafts on the Coast market, held on the second Sunday of the month from 8am. You’re guaranteed to find handmade treasures from local artisans while you enjoy live entertainment in a spectacular oceanfront setting.

02. Arts and craft market 03

3. Walk, run or cycle the iconic Coolangatta to Rainbow Bay and Point Danger route, with unbeatable views of the region’s iconic surf breaks.

coolangatta beach at dawn (coolangatta, queensland,australia)

4. Head to The Strand at Coolangatta for shopping, dining and entertainment all under one roof. You’ll also find Woolworths and ALDI for added convenience.

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5. Despite being renowned for its surf and attracting boardriders from all over the world, Snapper Rocks’ best kept secret is its crystal clear natural pool, ideal for those who don’t want to brave the waves but still want to bathe in the beauty.

05. Rockpool at Snapper Rocks

6. Set your sights on the latest addition to the dining scene under Beach House Seaside Resort. Baskk at Kirra Point offers up a share-style menu with fun and refreshing drinks to match.


7. Order restaurant-quality fish and chips straight off the boat from Selfish along Marine Parade and head over the road for a beachfront picnic in the park.


8. For a brew with a view, check out Café Dbar atop Point Danger, also one of the top spots to see whales as they make their annual migration north during the months of May to November.


Classic members can access a range of accommodation in Coolangatta including Classic Managed Resorts Beachcomber International Resort and Beach House Seaside Resort, as well as Classic @ Calypso Plaza. Always in high demand, be sure to book well in advance if you want to experience Cooly like a local!


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