Discover Rainbow Bay

Rainbow Bay is widely regarded as one of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful beaches; a tranquil and picturesque cove nestled between two rocky outcrops, Greenmount and Snapper Rocks.

Gentle rolling surf, safe swimming conditions and year round surf patrols make Rainbow Bay a popular choice for families, or those who just want to unwind in a very special location. Drinks, lunch or dinner on the Surf Club deck is one of Rainbow Bay’s ‘must-do’ activities.

Rainbow Bay’s world famous surf break, Snapper Rocks, is one of the most consistent waves in the world, and hosts the annual Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, the first event of the year on the ASP World Surfing Tour. It’s also a favourite surfing spot of local world champions - Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Stephanie Gilmore - who enjoy nothing more than surfing their own ‘local’ break when they’re at home.

A walking path up the grassy hill overlooking Rainbow Bay leads to Point Danger, named by Captain Cook as he sailed north along the coastline in May 1770. This steep rocky headland has spectacular views and marks the Queensland/New South Wales border. It is also the site of a historical landmark, the Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse, which was the first lighthouse in the world to experiment with laser technology in the ‘70s.

Accommodation in Rainbow Bay

Columbia Beachfront Apartments

190 Marine Pde, Rainbow Bay, QLD, 4225
(07) 5599 0666

Eden Tower By The Sea Apartments

5 Ward St, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 8213

Rainbow Commodore Holiday Apartments

255 Boundary St, Rainbow Bay, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 7758

Rainbow Place Apartments

180 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 9144

The Bay Apartments

243-251 Boundary St, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 2988

Things to See and Do in Rainbow Bay

Borders Realty

215 Boundary Street, Rainbow Bay, QLD, 4225
07 5599 3370

Drift Espresso

227 Boundary St, Rainbow Bay, Qld, 4227

Rainbow Bay SLSC

2 Snapper Rocks Rd, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 6390

Walkin' On Water Surf School

Greenmount Beach, COOLANGATTA, QLD, 4225
(07) 5534 1886
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