Greenmount Point is a coastal headland which separates Rainbow Bay to the south and Coolangatta Beach to the north, while Greenmount Beach is the name of the south eastern end of Coolangatta Beach. Enjoy a walk along the oceanfront park 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. For more information on Greenmount especially the best places to eat visit Destination Gold Coast.

Beach usage

Every beach along our coastline is unique and used for many different activities, such as swimming, surfing and walking the dog. We've been working to understand which beaches are our most popular and how each is used by our community and visitors.

Greenmount is one of the top five busiest beaches on the Gold Coast. More than 100,000 tourists and local residents visit Greenmount every year thanks to its close proximity to major commercial and high density residential hubs.

There is almost an equal split between beach and ocean users at Greenmount. More people use this beach to swim than to surf, with the other half of users enjoying the beautiful beach amenity Greenmount offers.


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 board riders.


Greenmount beach is north facing, making the area more sheltered, with calmer water ideal for swimming. Make sure you swim between the red and yellow flags which indicate that the beach is patrolled! Greenmount has a patrolled lifeguard tower at Marine Parade (corner Hill Street) in front of Greenmount Beach Surf Club. The beach is patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day, all year round.

Please note all beaches are patrolled during Queensland school holidays.

For more information download our Beach patrol information sheet(PDF, 1MB)


Greenmount beach is surrounded by parklands that contain toilets, barbecues, tables, shade structures and beach showers. Designated oceanway passes next to the beach with bike parking located at the surf club. It's also in close proximity to a retail and commercial area.

Greenmount has the following facilities for beachgoers:

Getting there

Parking: There is a car park at the surf club and plenty of on-street parking available along the beachfront and surrounding areas. Please make sure that you take note of any applicable parking signs and/or line markings before heading to the beach. Please note our beaches can get very busy on weekends and during school holidays, reducing the amount of available parking in the area.

Public transport: Translink buses run along Griffith Street, one street back from Coolangatta Beach. This is a 300-metre walk to the Greenmount Beach. Use Translink's journey planner to plot your trip to the beach.

Active travel: Use our Walking and cycling guides for the Southern Gold Coast and surrounds to plan your walk, run or bike ride to the beach.