Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta

Rainbow Bay is one of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful beaches; a tranquil, picturesque cove nestled between two rocky outcrops – Greenmount Headland and Snapper Rocks.

Snapper Rocks is home to the world-famous ‘Super Bank’, regarded in surfing circles as the longest, most consistent and most hollow wave in the world and hosts elite surfing events such as the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro’s annually. On any given day, here you will find some of the world’s best surfers out in the water.

There are a variety of things to do at Rainbow Bay and the surrounding region that will appeal to all manner of interests. You can partake in anything from the less strenuous activities such as lawn bowls and leisurely beach walks to activities that require more exertion and a spirit of adventure such as snorkelling or fishing.

Rainbow Bay is a popular swimming beach for families and children, providing a sheltered cove for one and all, especially with the beach patrolled all year round.

Directions

Located only 3.5 kilometres from the Gold Coast airport, a short 10 minute drive Bayview Rainbow Bay is located at 166-170 Marine Parade, Rainbow Bay.

From Coolangatta/Gold Coast Airport:

Turn right onto Gold Coast Highway, into left hand lane; take turn off to Coolangatta/Tweed Heads. Drive through Kirra, around Kirra Hill, (Musgrave Street becomes Marine Parade), turn left at the lights into Marine Parade.  Travel along Marine Parade, at the very end turn left into Hill Street which then becomes Marine Parade again.

We are situated approximately 200 metres on the right at the bottom of the hill. Locate a park along the beachfront or park in the driveway to the side (ensuring other vehicles can still enter and exit the carpark) whilst you complete the check-in process.

From Brisbane:

Follow Pacific Highway along Tugan bypass to Tweed Heads. Exit just after tunnel, turn left.  At the first set of lights, do a u-turn and take the Coolangatta exit.  Drive through Kirra, around Kirra Hill (Musgrave Street becomes Marine Parade), turn left at the lights into Marine Parade.  Travel along Marine Parade, at the very end turn left into Hill Street which then becomes Marine Parade again.  We are situated approximately 200 metres on the right at the bottom of the hill.

Locate a park along the beachfront or park in the driveway to the side (ensuring other vehicles can still enter and exit the carpark) whilst you complete the check-in process.

Self Drive Tours

Relaxing oceanfront drives; winding tree-lined roads; scenic destinations and lookouts – experience it all right here on the Southern Gold Coast.

As the Gateway to Queensland, the Southern Gold Coast is extremely accessible as a drive destination – with an array of self-drive tours to capture all the region has to offer.

With an abundance of natural beauty to immerse yourself in, the Southern Gold Coast Drives will give you plenty of options for day trips right through to a week’s worth of eco-exploration.

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Bayview Apartments

166-170 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia

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