Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
A great day trip to over 150 stalls by the beach
A lovely seaside market with a surprising amount of quality stalls
The markets have over 150 stalls of good quality locally made and sourced items. It's easy to spend a couple of hours wandering around enjoying the sea breeze and the idyllic location while you browse the market stands.
There are clothes, soy candles, soaps, dreamcatchers, quality pet care supplies, homewares, locally made crockery, and hundreds of other quality items.
One thing I love about these markets is the live music. There's nothing better than relaxing by the sea listening to casual tunes. The market organisers lay out ground rugs for use while the market goers enjoy the great music. There's a nice kids area too.
Mitch King entertaining the crowd at the April markets
The next door Coolangatta Surf Club does a sausage sizzle on market days and is a wonderful place to enjoy lunch after your market wander.
These markets are at Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta, on the second Sunday of the month, check out their Facebook page for regular updates and verification of market dates in case of rain or public holiday weekends. Parking can be a little difficult in the streets around the area, but the shopping centre across the road has plenty of effortless parking.