Greenmount Beach

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Greenmount Beach
Greenmount guest house (Coolongatta, Gold Coast) with bathing boxes, circa 1908

Greenmount Beach is a beach located in Coolangatta on Queensland's Gold Coast in Australia.[1][2]

Greenmount Point is a coastal headland separating the Coolangatta stretch of beach to the west and Rainbow Bay to the east.

Greenmount Beach is home to Tweed Heads & Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club and Greenmount Beach Surf Club.

The beach is protected by shark nets. In September 2020 a man was fatally bitten by a shark while surfing in the water.[3]

History[edit]

The Greenmount Guest House was opened by Patrick J Fagan in 1905. He named it after his birthplace in County Meath, Ireland. The beach was named after the guest house.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Greenmount Beach – beach in Gold Coast City (entry 14791)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Coolangatta's Magnificent Greenmount Beach". The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 21 September 1938. p. 20. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Fellow surfer recalls horror scene of fatal shark attack as Gold Coast beaches closed". www.abc.net.au. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.

Coordinates: 28°10′01″S 153°32′36″E / 28.16694°S 153.54333°E / -28.16694; 153.54333