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Kirra Beach

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Kirra Beach

Hi there. We are planning a long trip to Australia which starts in mid February and which includes a few weeks on the Gold Coast. Part of our stay is booked at a new building along Kirra Beach. We are looking for views & relaxation & cafes & neighborhood restaurants. Can anyone please advise as to whether or not Kirra Beach is actually really crowded & touristy? Also, being so close to the airport, will we be subject to a lot of airport traffic (we're scared enough about driving on the left side of the road and steering from the right side of the car!) and jet plane noise? Thanks so much.

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THe only time Kirra Beach can be considered touristy is when there is a surf carnival being held on the beach. The beach is huge in terms of length it runs for miles. Kirra at the eastern end of the beach just around the point from Coolangatta is one of the world's great surfing beaches. You will have no problem being swamped by other users. If you find the water just a little too rough you can move further up the beach or pop around the eastern corner to Coolangatta beach which is a bit more sheltered and smoother water.

You wont even notice the aircraft, you will see them but rarely hear them

Edited: 26 January 2011, 23:15
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Mid Feb is out of school holiday period, so definitely not busy. There are a few modern high-rise apartments in Kirra, but most of it is unchanged from 40 years ago.

There are half a dozen or so nice cafes and restaurants along Musgrave St (the beachfront)- none seem particularly busy except on weekends.

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Thanks so much for the info. I had heard that the crashing waves pretty much drowned out the airplane noise & wanted to be sure. You've confirmed. Thanks again.

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Sounds like it's what we're looking for. I'm excited about proceeding with the plans. Thanks for your help.

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If you do stay at Kirra Beach make sure you go to North Kirra Surf Club for lunch one day....a great spot right on the beach with very good reasonably priced food.

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Thanks for the recommendation. We'll check it out.

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Regarding eating at surf clubs, most of the surf clubs in the general surrounding area provide fabulous and good priced meals.

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a lovely spot indeed,what is the accommodation name? Not Nirvana is it?

you will see some aircraft,but not really bothersome.

view will be just beaut,cafes and restaurants well located.

As pointed out,Coolangatta is just around the corner with world renowned beaches and eateries,shops,accommodation,all youd need.

Hire a car and go for just gorgeous drives either direction from Kirra.

Need to know anymore,just ask.

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