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Since the early 1900s, Kirra has been a popular beach holiday destination, celebrated for its pristine stretch of sand and sparkling water. It’s the spiritual home of surfing on the Gold Coast and board riders will happily spend countless hours in water.

This southern suburb has a laid back energy – cruising would be the best way to describe it. It’s a more mellow beachside scene where sun-soaked cafes overlook the coastline and push bikes practically outnumber cars. The caf scene is thriving, so a stroll along the shore and with a stop for coffee and breakfast is a great way to start the day. Nearby shops, restaurants, Surf Lifesaving clubs and the Gold Coast Airport are easily accessible by bus, bike or on foot via scenic beachfront walkways.

Holiday apartments and high-rise hotels are popular accommodations around here, but you’ll still find plenty of original weatherboard shacks scattered throughout the suburb. Head up to Kirra Hill for an epic sunrise or sunset – in the right season, you’ll see whales splashing out to sea. It’s also an excellent spot for a surf check of the southern beaches. Spend the afternoon on the deck of one of the local surf clubs and support the surf lifesavers who’ve been keeping swimmers safe in these waters for over 100 years.


Beaches & Surf


We wish to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung РMoobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. We also acknowledge and respect the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lores, customs and traditions.