Coolangatta has an array of beaches: From world class surfing beaches like Snapper Rocks, Duranbah and Kirra; to several attractive coves where you can relax and enjoy the Queensland weather. Unwind with a bit of retail therapy at the Showcase Shopping Centre or enjoy a meal at the many restaurants and cafes. Get involved in Coolangatta’s vibrant nightlife by visiting the many clubs and pubs with many situated along Marine Parade overlooking the beach. The area is highly accessible, with buses travelling along the Gold Coast and domestic flights regularly scheduled in and out of the nearby Gold Coast Airport. We have a range of Coolangatta accommodation options to suit your budget and provide an ideal base to explore one of Queensland’s top seaside destinations.
Coolangatta plays host to many events like the life saving and endurance event the Coolangatta Gold. There is also a nostalgia festival which celebrates the 50's and 60's Rock'n'Roll years, with music, dancing, costumes and even hotrod cars. Coolangatta is also the place to stay for the Gold Coast’s top surfing contests like the Quicksilver Pro, Roxy Pro, Rip Curl Pro and Billabong Pro which are annually held nearby at surfing beaches like Snapper Rocks, Kirra and Burleigh heads. For those that are looking to study on the Gold Coast, the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Coolangatta campus offers a range of courses and a relaxed study plan for local and international students.