An urban beach found in the neighbourhood of Coolangatta, part of Queensland’s Gold Coast, Kirra Beach is a relaxed and down to earth destination that continues to exude the surf vibe that made it famous around the world.
Beyond its globally-renowned breaks, suitable for intermediate and expert boarders, protection from southerly winds means Kirra Beach is also a great place to go for a swim, or strap on scuba gear and delve beneath the waves. Divers have previously seen manta rays and several species of carpet shark, known in Australia as wobbegongs, on the reef here.
Separated from Coolangatta beach further south by the rocky promontory of Kirra Point, the beach is surrounded by parkland containing toilets, public barbeque facilities, and beach showers. There’s a good range of accommodation options in Kirra town just a few paces away.
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