Dicky Beach

Dicky Beach, surf beach in Caloundra with lagoon water running out

Dicky Beach is a surf beach in Caloundra named after an iron steamboat that ran aground in 1893, the SS Dicky. It was refloated before heavy seas sent it back onto the sand permanently. From the parking area, the beach is accessed via a short walking track through the coastal vegetation, which hides much of … Read more

Kings Beach

Kings Beach in Caloundra with a crowd of beach goers at the patrolled beach section

Caloundra is well known for its beaches and Kings Beach is one of the most popular with a beach, saltwater swimming pool, cafe, playground, BBQs and picnic tables, and accommodation all within a few moments of each other. With everything so close together, it is a terrific spot to take the family and have something … Read more

Fingal Head Beach

Fingal Head Beach

Fingal Head Beach is a long narrow stretch of beach along a headland surrounded by the Tweed River which flows around 7 kilometres behind it from the mouth. The beach begins just north of the Fingal Beach Headland where the lighthouse, Fingal Head Causeway and Cook Island resides. The carpark is at the Fingal Rovers … Read more

Tugun Beach

Tugun Beach is one of a few on the Gold Coast south of Currumbin along a stretch of beaches to Coolangatta. Tugun is just below Currumbin Beach with a great surf club serving fresh coffee in the morning and patrolling the beach for safe swimming. The same as most of the beaches along here, there … Read more

North Kirra Beach

Ocean Beach waves taken at North Kirra Beach at the Gold Coast

The beach is a symbol connected with the Gold Coast, established many years ago. The Surf Life Saving Club at North Kirra Beach is the newest but it still has a long history, established over 70 years ago in 1949. North Kirra Beach sits between Kirra Beach and Bilinga Beach , one of a number … Read more

Bilinga Beach

Bilinga Beach looking towards Coolangatta

Bilinga Beach is one of the quietest beaches along the Gold Coast ocean beach strip. It avoids the normal tourist crowds by being less accessible and away from any nearby shops. There is plenty of beach that is also quieter than the popular spots, however, Bilinga Beach is a patrolled beach with a surf lifesaving … Read more

Coolangatta Beach

View of Coolangatta Beach showing green grass parkland before the wide sandy beach and the headlands at the other end of the beach

Coolangatta Beach is the most southern ocean beach in Queensland and is one of only two north facing beaches on the popular Gold Coast, the other being Kirra Beach. Rainbow Bay and Flagstaff Beach at Point Danger are closer to the border but they are slightly north compared to Coolangatta Beach. The Coolangatta Beachfront has … Read more

Greenmount Beach

Greenmount Beach at the flags

Greenmount Beach is part of the same beach as Coolangatta Beach. It sits between Coolangatta Beach to its west and under the Greenmount Point headland above it to the east. Greenmount Point separates the beach from the beach of Rainbow Bay on the other side of the point. Greenmount Point offers great viewing of the … Read more

Rainbow Bay

Surf club house at Coolangatta on Greenmount Beach, the Rainbow Bay Surf Club

Rainbow Bay is the last main beach in Queensland before the New South Wales border. The mostly north facing beach faces slightly towards the west and is protected by Snapper Rocks from eastern swells. The beach is patrolled with flags to swim between. The beach sand is quite flat so the tide does creep up … Read more