Greenmount Beach is one of the more popular beaches of the southern Gold Coast, given its excellent location, amenities and features. It is located at the southern end of Coolangatta Beach.
Coolangatta and Tweed Heads are known as 'twin' towns, located on the Queensland / New South Wales sides of the state border line.
Although Tweed Heads is in NSW, the Tweed Heads Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) is based at Greenmount, in Queensland. This was the first surf life saving club in Queensland - although at the time of creation in 1908, the beach was known as Tweed Heads Beach.
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||Up until 2001, this beach was very popular with young families. However its popularity (with young families) has diminished as a result of the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypass Project and its impact on the southern Gold Coast beaches.|
Greenmount is a point-break, with waves breaking to the right. The Superbanks surf-break continues along the back of Greenmount beach, so expect to see a lot of surfers in the area.
||This beach is patrolled permanently all year round by Gold Coast City Council Life Guards.|
Extra patrols by volunteer Queensland surf lifesavers from Tweed Heads/Greenmount Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) on weekends and public holidays from mid-Sept to mid-April.
||- Beach showers at entrance to beach.|
- Public toilets located near the Greenmount SLSC.
- Restaurant meals available at the SLSC.
- Pat Fagan Park, on the Greenmount Headland, has barbeques, picnic shelters, picnic tables, playground, toilets, showers, water tap, and drinking fountain.
- There are approx 170 car parking spaces along the beachfront - although if the surf is good at Superbanks, the parking will fill up quickly.
The walking trail around the Greenmount Headland and along the beach is part of the Southern Points Promenade section of the Gold Coast Oceanway walk, which is a 36 kilometre network of beach pathways. The Greenmount Headland provides superb views to Surfers Paradise.
||Tweed Heads & Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club|
Tel 07-5599 5558
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Why Swim Between the Flags?
The flags are placed at the area of beach with the best, safest conditions for swimming. Also, lifeguards monitor all activity between the flags. So if you do get into trouble and raise your hand, you can be assured of receiving help from a trained lifeguard or lifesaver.
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Jetskis and Surf Boards at the Beach
- Surf board riders are not allowed to ride within the flags at patrolled beaches.
- Motor-powered watercraft, such as jetskis, are not allowed to operate within 400m of patrolled beaches. This 400m boundary extends in all directions - ie. to the sides, and also out to sea.