Coolangatta - an insiders guide

Posted on 09-Jul-2013

Coolangatta - an insiders guide
Coolangatta is renowned for its surf beaches and relaxed atmosphere with a unique small town local feel. Coolangatta Beach provides a wide and long expanse of sandy beach front offering room for everyone including the occasional beach fisherman, the regular surfers and body-boarders, the kite surfer, the swimmers and of course those just looking to enjoy soaking up the glorious weather. 
Walking south, Coolangatta Beach becomes Greenmount Beach which leads into a headland breaking the sandy beachfront. On top of the hill is a wonderful viewing platform and there is also a walking track around the base. 
Continuing south and down the hill is the popular Rainbow Bay, a small section of beach featuring a surf club which then leads into Snapper Rocks, an area popular with surfers. Continuing around the coastline you'll find Point Danger, another rising headland again breaking the sandy beachfront. 
Point Danger was named by Captain Cook and today features a magnificent lookout providing 180 degree views along the coastline and out to the wide expanse of ocean. A memorial to Captain Cook is a feature of Point Danger along with a walking track, grassed areas and sheltered tables for picnics at the popular spot. 
Continuing south, and down the hill is Duranbah Beach which is a hugely popular spot with surfers. There are two parks at either end of Duranbah, the northerly one featuring barbecues and sheltered seating and at the south end there is a grassed area with a children’s playground. 
Along the esplanade you'll find an abundance of interesting shops, al fresco restaurants, cafes, clubs and pubs with most offering sit down areas with views out across the foreshore and ocean. With live entertainment, cinemas and beachfront markets, Coolangatta is a perfect holiday destination for all ages. Coolangatta is also home to “Cooly Rocks On”, Australia's Leading Rock & Roll Nostalgia Retro Event. 
On the Tweed Heads side there is the popular Twin Towns Services Club which offers a variety of live entertainment to suit all age groups along with bars, restaurants and gaming machines. Just past Twin Towns is the main shopping centre which features a host of major retailers including supermarkets and brand name stores. 

Apart from the scenic views, relaxing walks along the well presented beaches and foreshores, the swimming, the surfing and the sun-baking, you can also enjoy fishing charters from the nearby marina or just simply fish from the many popular spots along Tweed River or Terranora River not to mention exploring the nearby National Parks of N.S.W or head slightly north and take the family to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for a close encounter of the animal kind and during the season our team can arrange Coolangatta Whale watching tours.

Mint Coolangatta Points North Apartments is located on Marine Parade opposite Coolangatta Beach and offers accommodation in 1 ,2 and 3 bedroom apartments and an expansive 4 bedroom penthouse - book now and plan your southern gold coast getaway.

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