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Coolangatta and Greenmount

Greenmount beach

The twin towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads have long offered locals and visitors the best of both worlds when it comes to natural attractions.

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.

Beach safety – swim between the flags at one of our patrolled lifeguard towers

Make sure you swim between the red and yellow flags, which indicate that the beach is patrolled.

Coolangatta and Greenmount have two patrolled lifeguard towers:

  1. Marine Parade (corner Hill Street), in front of Greenmount Beach Club. Patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day, all year round.
  2. Marine Parade (corner Dutton Street), in front of The Surf Club Coolangatta. Patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day, all year round

Note: all beaches are patrolled during Queensland school holidays. For more details, download our beach patrol information sheet.

Beach closures

For details of beach closures and water quality issues, visit the “Alerts” page of our Media Centre or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Beach projects

For information about current coastal management projects, see our Beach projects page.

Beach weddings

There is no charge to hold your wedding ceremony on one of our beaches however it does need to be approved by the City.

Find out more, including how to apply for approval, on our Beach weddings page.


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.

Note: Be aware that 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. Use Translink’s journey planner to plot your trip to the beach.

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


Greenmount is a slower paced section of the famed southern point break and is better suited to beginner and intermediate boardriders. Visit our beach cameras page for the latest beach conditions.

What’s allowed on Gold Coast beaches?

Dogs are allowed on a leash on most Gold Coast beaches, but not within 200 metres of flagged areas. If you’d like to take your dog to an off-leash beach exercise area, see our off leash dog exercise areas for Main Beach/The Spit, Tallebudgera and Palm Beach for more information.

Our What’s allowed on Gold Coast beaches? page provides a summary of other activities that are/aren’t allowed.

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