Beach Gems & Bleach Festival

Kirra Beach is one of the most beautiful spots on the coast. Perfect for a relaxing beachside holiday, enjoying the coastline, exploring local shops and the vast number of restaurants. You’re also close to the airport and the NSW border if you want to add a little extra exploration to your holiday. While you’re here why not check out some of the hidden beach gems, visit the Bleach Festival and surround yourself with art and culture, or if you’re visiting soon take your pick of the numerous NYE fireworks displays and bring in the new year with a bang.

Beach Gems
When you’re staying in Kirra Beach it can be easy to just walk down to the first bit of sand and claim a spot – but there a couple of hidden gems you should check out.

The first is ‘Froggies Beach’ – it’s located directly in between Snapper Rocks and Point Danger. It’s beautifully protected from the elements by the headlands and being so secluded you’ll really feel like your on holiday. It’s a favourite with the locals, so you won’t have the beach to yourself, but it can be a bit quieter than the main beaches and it’s stunning.

Right next to ‘Froggies’ is a tiny rock pool just to the north, if the waters are a little too rough. Just make sure you take care and use your common sense as the rocks can get slippery when wet, and as always keep an eye on the little ones.

A not so secret spot, but when the weather is nice – it’s one of the most beautiful, is the little cove of beach just north of Pat Fagan Park. When the weather is right this section of water can be like glass, perfect for a relaxing swim. And on other days it can be the perfect spot for the surfers and those who love the Gold Coast waves.


Image: Bleach Festival Website

Bleach Festival
Bleach Festival is the self-proclaimed signature arts and cultural festival on the Gold Coast. It spans weeks with a diverse array of events with something for everyone. The program is usually so jam packed you simply couldn’t see everything – even if you wanted to. The full program will be released on the 1st of February, however the details for the first event – Frank Enstein have just been released.



This incredible piece of dance theatre is a retelling of the classic tale and produced in conjunction with ‘The Farm’s sense of humour, dance and magic’ – this is a show not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now, you can purchase your tickets here:

New Years Eve Celebrations
2016 is almost over and if you’re looking for an organised event to help you celebrate the New Year – why not check out ‘NYE With A Bang At Currumbin RSL’. Enjoy a beautiful two-course dinner and reminisce to the tunes of the Bee Gee tribute band and ABBA Rebjorn followed by a fireworks display over Currumbin Creek. To find out more or to book visit:

One of the highlights of New Years Even on the Gold Coast is always the spectacular fireworks display. No matter where you decide to celebrate, make sure you catch a glimpse of at least one firework show.
Some locations (especially on the beach front) allow you to see a couple of displays at the same time.

Gold Coast Fireworks Times:
Coolangatta – 9pm and Midnight
Currumbin Creek – Midnight
North Kirra – 7:30pm
North Kirra put on a wonderful event on in conjunction with their fireworks, offering a BBQ, glow sticks and their will even be a jumping castle!
Broadbeach – 8pm and Midnight
Surfers Paradise – 8pm, 10pm and Midnight

There are so many wonderful events on this month. Hopefully you had a chance to get your pic snapped with Santa, saw the Coolangatta Christmas Concert and for the sports fans had a great day out on the green at the Australian PGA Championships where Harold Varner III took out the prestigious title!

Kirra Beach Apartments is located just a short walk from Coolangatta CBD, right near Gold Coast Airport and close to all of these attractions and locations. To find out more about a short stay, or accommodation for your family holiday or business trip, call (07) 5523 7900, or email

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