Two beaches reopened today

20 April 2020

Mayor Tom Tate said Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta beaches would reopen as of noon today.

“The Spit beach, along with all beach front car parks, will continue to remain closed until further notice,” he said.

“Red and yellow flags will remain down across all beaches, however our lifeguards will continue to conduct general surveillance.”

Mayor Tate said according to lifeguard reports, behaviour on beaches had been good with the majority of people abiding by social distancing measures.

“Gold Coasters are really showing they can do the right thing in an effort to overcome this virus. I encourage people to continue to exercise in their own neighbourhoods as much as possible,” he said.


The Spit is closed from Lifeguard Tower 42 Adjacent to Seaworld north to the Rock Wall adjacent to Tower 46.

Two beaches reopened today photo