Ideal for: Laid back couples who want to go with the flow
Located at the gateway to the Gold Coast, just 40 minutes south of Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta is in the ideal holiday location. Dotted with sandy beaches, world-class surf breaks and trendy boutiques and bars, it’s a tropical oasis. A charming beachside town with a laid-back vibe, Coolangatta is ideal for couples who are looking to soak up some sunshine on the beaches and take things at a slower pace.
After your day out exploring the region, be sure to make it back to Coolangatta beach for sunset – don’t forget to bring along a picnic for two and a bottle of the region’s top bubbly as well. With a lot fewer tourists than Surfer’s Paradise, you won’t be struggling to find space to lie out your beach towel here at Coolangatta Beach.
Taking in a close second position for best sunset is Kirra Hill Lookout which offers sweeping views from Miami Beach to Snapper Rocks. Home to the annual Quicksilver Pro surfing contest, Snapper Rocks is also a great place for couples who enjoy an early morning surf.
A little less unexpected, but on Friday evenings Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is taken over by the Sanctuary Markets that put on a delicious spread of international cuisines. You can also pick up local produce, enjoy a drink and soak up the live entertainment. A far cry from the glitzy restaurants in nearby Surfers Paradise, this weekend tradition is the perfect idea for a laidback date night.