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Address: Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia
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Gold Coast Airport Arrival Transfer
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Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Springbrook National Park Day Trip

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Surf, sand, dolphins and more

Lovely clean surf beach patrolled by lifeguards with something for everyone. Just behind the sand is an excellent foreshore boardwalk area with plenty of seating, family areas and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely clean surf beach patrolled by lifeguards with something for everyone. Just behind the sand is an excellent foreshore boardwalk area with plenty of seating, family areas and playgrounds. There are plenty of happy surfers and you might even spot some dolphins. Just a note for pet owners that dogs aren't allowed on the sand but can be walked along... More 

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The beach at Kirra is absolutely wonderful....not overcrowded & is great with or without children. Plenty of beautiful clean sand.....my other review on Wyndham Kirra Beach resort I mistakenly rated (1), should have been (5)....staying there looking from balcony to beach is breathtaking.....recommend totally

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Adelaide, South Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed right across he road from the main beach and its fantastic. The surf club is one of the best around and has been recently updated......FANTASTIC

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful beach and not too busy. Great for early morning walks or just sitting on the beach. Lots of cafes and restaurants

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

the broadwalk around the head land of Coolangatta is above one of the best in the world the beach is beautiful at Coolangatta watching the surfers off the broadwalk is great.

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Whittlesea, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This would have to be one of the cleanest and best beaches I have seen and been to. The sand is so clean and the water temperature makes it enjoyable to have a dip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's different from the gold coast surfer paradise, here is peaceful, clean and beautiful beach. U can also see the gold coast building as background. Not cloudy , everyone slowly and enjoyable. Really , it can make you feel slow down and relax.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Clean, white sand, safe for swimming (manned by Gold Coast Council lifeguard during specified daytime hours) with the opportunity to dance in the waves!

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Trafalgar, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice clean beach to walk on. Would have liked to swim there but was heading to the airport. Plenty of cafe's close by.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Coolangatta beach has an expanse of beautiful sand that has to be seen to be believed. It is never crowded so you can pick your spot. There is a pathway along the top edge of the beach, opposite numerous stores, cafes, restaurants. Great for walks, picnics or just a lazy way to spend a couple of hours.

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Address: Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Coolangatta

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