Monday, April 14, 2014

South East QLD Coastal Journey: Currumbin Beach & Currumbin Alley

Following on from my previous post, the next beaches north of Kirra Beach are Bilinga Beach & Tugun Beach. Sadly, I have no images of these beaches except in stormy weather. I really must take another trip or two down to the Gold Coast to catch up on the beaches I am missing!

Next after these beaches are Currumbin Beach and Currumbin Alley.

Currumbin Beach is the stretch between Elephant Rock (southern end, which has a great lookout on top) and Currumbin Rock (northern end).

From the top of Elephant Rock, there are great views in all directions. Below the rock is Currumbin Surf Lifesaving Club.
The rocks below Elephant Rock are also a popular fishing spot.


Looking north from Elephant Rock Lookout, you can see Currumbin Rock with the city skyline of Surfers Paradise. This particular day was a bit stormy...



Looking towards Currumbin Rock on a much finer day... When the wind is just right, this spot is a haven for kite surfers.

Looking back from Currumbin Rock towards Currumbin Surf  Lifesaving club and Elephant Rock

Such a beautiful day...


Looking through the rocks at Currumbin Rock towards Surfers Paradise city skyline.

Currumbin Alley is a surf break off Currumbin Rock. The Alley is one of the more famous breaks on the Gold Coast. Waves wrap around the point and towards the creek. It is exposed to perfect beginners conditions towards the creek and some fantastic right-handers towards the point.

Popular also for the recent craze; Stand Up Paddle Boarding.


City to surf...

Currumbin Alley marks the mouth of Currumbin Creek and provides the perfect angle to look west across the beach for stunning reflective sunsets.




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23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous views of the beach and skyline! The sunset shots are stunning! Wishing you a happy week!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous views of the beach and skyline! The sunset shots are stunning! Wishing you a happy week!

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig wat mooi de zonsondergangen zijn ook groots.

Karen said...

Oh wow Liz, outstanding shots! The sunset is amazing!

Lisa Gordon said...

It is always such a pleasure to visit you here, Liz.
You photographs are so beautiful.

Pauline said...

Ahh, Liz, I have such memories of every beach along the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. At Currumbin I saw Midge Farrelly (our world champion surfer) riding a wave and thought "I want to do that!" and then pestered every surfer I knew until one agreed to teach me. I wonder why I never noticed how beautiful those beaches are? I only noticed the waves!

Brian King said...

Just gorgeous! I love the second shot and the sunset!

Ross said...

Your last three shots are just stunning Liz! I would love to go out shooting landscapes and some of those amazing sunsets with you sometime. Maybe someday I'll get down to your part of the world to do that!

mick said...

Great photos of all the Gold Coast beaches with the city buildings in the background. Ours up this way are not so well known - but they certainly have far fewer people!!

ladyfi said...

Such lovely shots.

Fun60 said...

Difficult to choose a favourite as they are all so good.

Seeing Each Day said...

Hello Liz,
Firstly, I cannot thank you enough for the time you take to comment on my blog - you are completely generous each time you reply. Thank you.
In regards to this post, you have performed your usual duty in terms of quality, especially with the last few sunset shots. I'm so not good at this type of thing and would love to stand beside you to learn from your tips as the sun goes down. I really like the daytime shot of the parasailor/glider with how you've captured it in the centre of the gold coast buildings skyline and the surf. In commenting on your Mon 7th April post, so much to say..... love the reflection of the white on the sand/water from the white gold coast apartment building, am so impressed with the lines and shadows of lines with the Kirra Hut capture (no. 8) and while all the last few shots are so, so good, shot no 11 just grabs my attention whole heartedly. Hope you are going ok, Renee.

Carole M. said...

...it's really special moments when you can stay around long enough to watch the sun setting like you do. These are super-special ones you captured here Liz

colleen said...

The gold drew me in and was like a climax of the series but the surfing kept me looking. All stunning. My son is in Tasmania right now.

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness! the blues of the day were beautiful, but those last few...

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! One gorgeous photo after another. That awesome skyline in the background looks surreal. The sunset photos are AMAZING!

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

The sunset shots are stunning!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stunning variety of beach and water views. The colours are enchanting.

Light and Voices said...

Appreciate views of sky, surf, city skyline, sand beaches these photos have it all. Nice job!
JM Illinois
U.S.A.

Lina Gustina said...

Stunning shots!
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Melissa Rich said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the wide beach and that gorgeous blue water. The sunset is absolutely stunning too!!

Jen said...

They're all very pretty, but the sunset shots are breathtaking. Seems like a magical place to spend the day.

Electra said...

I love every single thing about this post!

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