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Along my way from Coolangatta to Brisbane, I would love to pass by the beaches for some great views and fun time. Maybe if I like it, I may want to stay for 1 night. Can anyone suggest a good backpacker's place and cafe near suggested beach/bay?

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    i think rainbow beach is best for u to visit in gold coast.

    # Greenmount Beach and Rainbow Bay are the Gold Coast's only North facing beaches providing sheltered conditions for swimming.
    # Rainbow Bay is a popular swimming beach for families and children, providing a sheltered cove.
    # The bottom is mostly white sand (except for the rocky parts near Snapper), with beautiful blue green water (storms can make it a little murky) and no seaweed.
    # The beach is patrolled all year round.

    continental plaza hotel over 6 years ago

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    • Thanks Jons smith2. The variety and details has helped me. Escarraga82 over 6 years ago
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    Stay around Burleigh Heads and spend the day walking north along the beachfront towards the Spit. Catch a bus back in the afternoon or turn around and do it all again! over 6 years ago

    • Sounds like fun to do it all again, Gunyah! But I think time constraints would prevent me. Hopefully another time soon =) Escarraga82 over 6 years ago
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    The Gold Coast is a 20km strip beginning in Coolangatta on the Qld side of the Qld/NSW border and heading north up past Surfers Paradise. It really depends on whether or not you have kids, or whether you want to surf (or learn to), or are into kite surfing etc as to which beach would be best for you. The southernmost beaches are as mentioned above (Rainbow Bay is the best for kids, with Greenmount running a close second). Greenmount's also great for learning to surf, whereas Snapper Rocks & Kirra Point are full-on surfing beaches (as is Duranbah, just over the border). The further up the coast you go, the more open the beaches are. Burleigh Heads (in the middle of the coast) is also a great surfing beach. Surfers Paradise is more about being a tourist, but no matter what, they're all fabulous beaches with beautiful white sand and clear blue water :) over 6 years ago

    • Am a noob at surfing yet would love to try. Not too touristy because of the place being overcrowded, though I heard there's a market going on at Surfer's Paradise on Sundays? Escarraga82 over 6 years ago
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    Backpackers in Coolangatta.....
    Komune..... www.komuneresorts.com (Greenmount beachfront - southern end of Coolangatta beach)
    Sunset Strip.... www.sunsetstrip.com.au (around the corner from Komune, and one street back from the beach)
    Sands Hotel Backpackers... www.coolangattasandshotel.com.au (above a pub one street back from the northern end of Coolangatta beach, closer to Kirra Point)
    Coolangatta YHA.... www.coolangattayha.com (about 2kms north of Coolangatta. very close to Gold Coast Airport, but a long hot walk (or a local bus ride) to Kirra, Coolangatta, Greenmount etc) over 6 years ago

    • Komune looks interesting. Thanks again Glenys. Escarraga82 over 6 years ago
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    My pleasure. Be aware that .... although it's still t-shirts & board shorts weather, it's raining all over SE Qld & Northern NSW at the moment, so bring your brolly!

    * Surfers Paradise is tourist & (expensive) shopping heaven, if that's your thing.
    ** If you want to see world class surfing (& surfers) in the flesh, the annual Quiksilver Pro is on at Snapper Rocks starting tomorrow (25th Feb>7th March).
    *** Komune is probably full up for the duration (it's hosting surfing movie nights etc), altho' if "full-on" is your thing, that's the place to be, right now :)
    **** As for the markets.. there are art & craft, and farmers' markets every weekend all over the coast (& in northern NSW).

    Links to all of the above as follows:

    Quiksilver Pro.....http://www.quiksilver.com.au/
    GC Markets..... http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/t_standard2.aspx?pid=211
    Northern NSW (& some GC) markets ......... http://www.bigvolcano.com.au/active/markets.htm over 6 years ago

    • Thanks Glenys. Very helpful. Just trying to navigate myself ard. Will be arriving in Gold Coast a day ahead of family & wanted to go ard on my own 1st. Your info and tips are much appreciated =) Escarraga82 over 6 years ago

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