Coolangatta Sands Hotel


BAR: 10am - late 7 days
KIRRABELLE KITCHEN: All day dining from 11am 
**Limited menu from 3-5pm
BOTTLESHOP: 10am – 12am 7 days

Cnr Griffith & McLean Sts
Coolangatta QLD 4225

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About Coolangatta Sands Hotel

The Coolangatta Sands Hotel, affectionately known as “The Sands” by locals, is located in the heart of Coolangatta, a hundred metres or so from the nearest surf beach. Since 1911, this beautiful old pub has undergone many transitions—the most significant in December 2016, transforming it into a modern dining facility, lounge and sports bar.  

The Sands is comprised of a public bar and the newly renovated restaurant and lounge bar, the Kirrabelle Kitchen. The Kirrabelle Kitchen is a contemporary and elegant dining facility that offers a variety of gourmet food and drinks set in a colourful and retro themed atmosphere. Serving up fresh and delicious meals—from tempting entrées, satisfying main courses, share plates and pizzas, to tasty food your children won’t be able to resist—as well as free live entertainment every weekend.

The public bar features a pool table, a large widescreen TV tuned to all the latest sporting events, and a state-of-the-art TAB facility for those who like a bit of a thrill.

If you’re seeking the perfect place for your upcoming event or function, The Alley Bar is the place for you. It features dreamy murals, fairy lights, a unique stand-alone bar and an extensive range of craft beers, wine and spirits.

We also have our own bottle shop that offers a wide variety of wine, beer and spirits at great prices. Upstairs, the Coolangatta Sands Backpacker Hostel offers clean, safe, modern and affordable accommodation with a range of useful facilities.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll feel right at home at The Sands.

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Coolangatta Sands Hotel

Coolangatta Sands Backpackers

Located above the Coolangatta Sands Hotel is the Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, a clean, safe and affordable short term holiday accommodation for travellers. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, spacious hot showers, TV lounge with DVD player and movie library, Wifi and three computers, beach view balconies, laundry facilities and more.

Catering for the 18 to 35-year-old traveller, who is looking for short term holiday accommodation while they discover what the Southern Gold Coast has to offer. 

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Private Functions

Coolangatta Sands Hotel

Function Venue Hire

With two newly renovated function spaces and a variety of food and beverage packages to choose from, our function venue can host events for 10 – 200 people. Click the links below for further information about our function venue:

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What's On

$12 Schnitty Committee

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What - $12 Schnitty Committee

When - Mon 18 Dec

Pool Comp

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What - Pool Comp

When - Mon 18 Dec 10:00am

Tuesday Trivia Night

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What - Tuesday Trivia Night

When - Tue 19 Dec 7:00pm

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