Duranbah Beach (Flagstaff Beach / D-Bah)

Duranbah Beach - Australia
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Dee-bah as it’s known to the locals is the most northerly of New South Wales’ many beaches. In fact, it’s so close to the Queensland border that you can walk up to the headland here in just a couple of minutes, and find yourself in a different timezone.

The beach is a bit of a geographical lash up; set on the Queensland side of the Tweed River it is part of both NSW and the Gold Coast.

Duranbah is particularly popular with surfers, and has hosted numerous competitions, thanks to its world-class waves. But, with regular rips and strong tidal currents, it can be quite a dangerous swimming spot when the waters are often choppy.

There’s a breakwall at the southern end of the beach, and you’ll also find barbecues, sheltered picnic areas, toilets and showers there too. 

As for the sands, they’re soft, white and backed up by greenery, with plenty of trees on the fringes of the beach. 

There are no bars or restaurants on the beach at Duranbah, but the towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads are both just five minutes’ drive away, where you’ll find plenty of places to eat, drink and shop.

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Also known as:

Flagstaff Beach / D-Bah


  • Surfing

Duranbah surf report

Lifeguard service



  • Restroom/toilets

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