Greenmount aerial view

Greenmount Beach is a north facing beach, sheltered by a rocky headland, creating an idyllic spot for swimming.


Greenmount has one patrolled lifeguard tower:

  • Tower 2 – Marine Parade, near Greenmount Beach Surf Club
    Patrolled between 8am and 5pm, every day all year round

Make sure you swim in the patrolled area between the red and yellow flags.


Greenmount Beach is part of the World Surfing Reserve and is a popular location for surfers. Greenmount is a slower paced section of the famed southern point break and is better suited to beginner and intermediate boardriders. Surfers should always assess conditions. If in doubt, don't paddle out. For more information, visit our Surfing page.


To view the facilities available at this beach including accessibility features, use our interactive map.

Getting there

Public transport Translink buses run along Griffith Street, past neighbouring Coolangatta Beach. Plan your trip using Translink's journey planner.
Active travel Walk, run or bike ride to the beach. Plan your trip using our walking and cycling maps.
Parking There is limited parking at the surf club. On-street parking is available in surrounding streets. Take note of parking signs and/or line markings before heading to the beach.

About Greenmount Beach

Greenmount Point is a coastal headland which separates Rainbow Bay to the south and Coolangatta Beach to the north. Greenmount Beach is the name of the southeastern end of Coolangatta Beach, adjacent to the headland. Enjoy a walk around the headland and catch a glimpse of dolphins and migrating whales on a sunny winter's day.

This popular destination offers a wide, sheltered beach and a laid-back lifestyle in comparison to the bustling centre of the Gold Coast.

Greenmount Beach is surrounded by parklands that contain toilets, barbecues, tables, shade structures and beach showers. The oceanway also runs next to the beach and all the way around the headland.