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“The perfect family beach on the coast”
Review of Currumbin Beach

Currumbin Beach
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Coolangatta, Australia
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73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The perfect family beach on the coast”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

This would be my most favourite Gold Coast beach. Affectionately called "The Alley" by locals. It is an inlet from the ocean and separated most times by a sandbank out to the main beach. Because of lack of waves and small beach it is perfect for youngsters and those that do not like tackling large waves in the surf. Just a beautiful spot and has all facilities including bbq's.

Visited December 2013
Thank Gail R
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“All natural”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

This beach is perfect for everyone ranging from families to the surfer. The weather in this part of the world is just perfect and the water temp really is below 22 c .

Visited October 2013
Thank Alan S
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Just beautiful here with nice sand and turquoise sea color! Nice place for surfing and relaxing as its not crowded at all!

Visited August 2013
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lunch out”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We took the bus down to Currumbin for lunch & a walk on the beach. What an amazing view down the coast in both directions. The food was nice too

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“God I wish I was back there now”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Just south of Surfers Paradise is Currumbin Beach. There is a rocky headland and on one side its sheltered on the other is open to the ocean. Bathing is allowed on the sheltered side, where the Lifeguards are based and honestly I can't recommend the place highly enough.

There is lots of free parking as well a sheltered BBQ area. Toilets are across the coast road from the carparks. Interestingly there was also a guy with a small truck renting surfboards out to anyone that wanted one. It wasn't very expensive and as my daughter who is 11 years old wanted to have a try we hired one and took it for paddle. First time I had had a go and its harder then you might think. The experts make it look so simple paddling out to catch the next wave, but I can assure you that its knackering. The guy who was renting them out was locally based and could not have been both nicer and trusting. He was just leaving for the afternoon but as he could see that my daughter really wanted to have a go, he suggested that he would let us have the board and we could then drop it back to his shop. No deposit, just trust which is a welcome attitude in these times.

The sheltered side of the headland is perfect for kids and when the tide is out, rock pools appear and whose kids don't like spending hours investigating these? Its a perfect place to sunbathe and bring a picnic. Keep in mind that there is a reasonable tide so if you sit near the water when its out, you will have to move at some point.

The other side of the headland, the "open" to the elements side, is a complete contrast but just as amazing. We went here a few times and each time it was pretty windy. The beach is wide and the sea was rough but it was still one of the most gorgeous beaches that I have seen....anywhere. I would though suggest you don't go for a swim on this side unless your either an Olympic swimmer or you don't mind landing up in NSW 30 miles away, if your lucky.

Visited April 2013
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