Coolangatta is the most southerly suburb of the Gold Coast, forming a gateway into New South Wales via Tweed Heads.
The Gold Coast’s only north-facing beach, Coolangatta is a popular destination with tourists, surfers and locals. The relaxed atmosphere and less commercialised atmosphere appeals to the families who stay in the selection of high-rise and low-rise apartment buildings located along the beachfront.
The heart of Coolangatta has been extensively refurbished and street-scaped over recent years, bringing a fresh new look to the beachfront and business areas. Gourmet cafes and restaurants abound along Griffith Street and Marine Parade. The local cinemas are located in the Showcase on the Beach shopping centre.
There are 3 local surf clubs – Coolangatta, Greenmount, Rainbow Bay.
With virtually no vacant land remaining, many of the older houses are being redeveloped into units or duplexes. For this reason, houses often fetch premium prices.
In the 2001 Census, the population of Coolangatta totalled 7,233.
Facilities in the Coolangatta area
Local shops and business are located in the area of Griffith Street. The closest major shopping centre is Tweed Mall, which is located at Tweed Heads, just 5 minutes south of Coolangatta.
Various local medical centres
Tweed Heads Public Hospital
John Flynn – Gold Coast Private Hospital at Tugun
Primary schools – Coolangatta Public School, Lindisfarne Anglican School, St Josephs Catholic Primary School, Lakeside Christian College
Secondary schools – Tweed River High School, Lindisfarne Anglican School, St Josephs Catholic College, Lakeside Christian College
Tertiary – Southern Cross University (Tweed Heads campus)
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