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 café 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.
, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4225, Australia
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.