Take a 40-minute drive south to make the most of the warm winter days that Coolangatta is famous for. With world-class beaches, a relaxed lifestyle and vibrant surf culture, we've put together our perfect day in the seaside suburb.
Kickstart your morning at one of Coolangatta's best kept secrets, Café Dbar.
Situated atop Point Danger and serving up uninterrupted coastal views, this is a great spot for a delicious brunch and cuppa with a side of whale watching. After your meal, browse Dbar House, the adjoining gallery that displays a wonderful range of art from local artisans.
Walk off the sand and straight into a coffee at the Black Sheep Espresso Baa. Located at The Strand, this hole-in-the-wall eatery not only takes their beans very seriously but is inspired by a 'paddock to plate' philosophy, showcasing the finest, locally-sourced produce.
Directly opposite The Strand on the sand you will find Coolangatta's Beach Volleyball courts. The courts are free for the public to use, 7 days a week between 8am and 6pm. Forgot to bring a ball? Buy one at Nic Nax Discount Variety at The Strand and have a hit to work up an appetite. And with so many amazing dining options at Coolangatta, you're truly spoilt for choice of where to eat in Coolangatta!
If you're looking for a guilt-free lunch option, Greenhouse Canteen and Bar is your go-to, featuring a diverse and nutritious plant-based menu.
For something a little bit naughty that tastes oh so nice, head across the road to Eddie's Grub House. Open from 11am on weekends, sink your teeth into some of the best burgers, ribs and wings on offer.
To top off a wonderful day, soak up Coolangatta's afternoon glow at Baskk at Kirra Point. Listen to live tunes and snack on a share plate with a cocktail in hand while overlooking Coolangatta's beachfront views.