This beautiful beachside neighbourhood is world famous for its waves and has a hallowed place in the Gold Coast's surfing history.
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 accommodation 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 a great 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 life savers who've been keeping swimmers safe in these waters for over 100 years.