Coolangatta is suburb located at the southern end of one of Australia’s most popular tourism destinations, the Gold Coast. It’s been growing in popularity as it offers a more relaxed beach holiday experience than Surfers Paradise and surrounding suburbs.
It’s also recently seen the completion of major retail shopping and accommodation developments along the esplanade, it’s also a popular holiday destination due to the lower cost of daily needs and lower accommodation costs.
Many of the holiday accommodation buildings in the suburb of Coolangatta and the adjacent Kirra (to the north) and Tweed Heads (to the south) are located opposite the beach offering a view of the amazing expanse of ocean, the surf and the wide long sandy beach.
The beaches are nowhere near as busy as Surfers Paradise, but are still patrolled by lifesavers, and many say this area offers the best of all surfing spots on the Gold Coast at places such as Kirra, Point Danger and Duranabah.
Some of the accommodation buildings in the area are small multi level apartment buildings that were built back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s but regardless of their age they still kept in great condition. There are handful of hi-rise accommodation towers along the Coolangatta beach front and as mentioned there’s a number of recently completed hi-rise accommodation buildings.
No matter which place you choose, you wont be to far away from the beach or the main area of the suburb as the area is simply not that big. Choosing accommodation in the area will mainly depend on your budget and needs. If you want to be really close to the best surfing spots many like the accommodation options around the area known as Rainbow Bay from which you can easily walk to Snapper Rocks, Duranbah and Point Danger.
Many of the accommodation houses also offer tours and run shuttle buses to the major tourist attractions such as Dreamworld and Movie World which are located at the northern end of the Gold Coast.