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Early Mornings at Snapper Rocks

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published February 21st 2020
Snapper Rocks, on the Gold Coast near the border of Queensland and New South Wales, is the perfect early morning location for the whole family.

Sunrise at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast
Sunrise at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast


Just around the corner from the famously stunning Rainbow Bay, Snapper Rocks offers beautiful easterly views across the ocean. This is a truly fabulous location to start any day, beginning with the amazing sunrises

Sunrise at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast
Sunrise at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast


At high tide, surf breaks over the jagged rocks, but at low tide rock pools become exposed, just waiting to be explored. Reef shoes are recommended due to the jagged nature of the rocks, and goggles or snorkelling kits for children who often delight in discovering colourful fish and other marine life.

Rock pools at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Australia
Rock pools at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Australia


A short, well-surfaced walking track connects Snapper Rocks to Rainbow Bay with its Surf Life Saving Club, restaurant with views over the ocean, and patrolled beach.

Pathway between Snapper Rocks and Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast, Australia
Pathway between Snapper Rocks and Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast, Australia


To reach Snapper Rocks, head to Coolangatta on the Gold Coast and follow Marine Parade past Greenmount Beach. Turn left into Snapper Rocks Rd. Although parking gets busy later in the day, by arriving in time to enjoy the sunrise, securing a parking space for your morning's adventure is almost guaranteed.

 Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Australia
Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Australia


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Where: Snapper Rocks Rd, Coolangatta QLD 4225
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Fabulous photos, Meg!
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