The community of Rainbow Bay nestles between Point Danger to the east, Greenmount Hill to the west and Boundary Street to the south, this indicating the border between Queensland and New South Wales.

Our small bay bounded by two rocky headlands is popular with swimmers and holiday makers for it’s protected location, surfers for it’s point breaks, and photographers for its stunning sunsets. Rainbow Bay beach is listed in the current edition of '101 Best Australian Beaches' compiled by Brad Farmer and Andy Short. As well it is home to the iconic Snapper Rocks and the 'Superbank", which lays claim to the world's longest and most perfect wave.

Friends of Rainbow Bay Society was formed in 1999 in response to the then proposed, sand pumping at the Tweed River, to enable the community to actively participate in the planning for Rainbow Bay foreshore, park and environs.

More recently our small group has been focusing on maintaining and improving the biodiversity in the dunes of Rainbow Bay. This has encouraged and fostered community involvement and participation in caring for our unique and fragile coastal environment.

Currently our membership is a representation of the people who reside, surf, holiday, visit and enjoy this beautiful area and regard it with great affection. Our aim is to develop community cohesion, promote discussion and communicate accurately on relevant matters thus advocating for the future of our ‘little piece of paradise’.

Rainbow Bay News

The Today Show broadcast from Snapper RocksGood Morning Britain at Rainbow BayRainbow Bay overcrowding in Gold Coast BulletinCommunity Christmas Tree in Rainbow BayRainbow Bay wins environment award PACA - Paddle Against Child Abuse - bringing the ocean sports together against child abuseSurfer rescued from surf and a shark at Rainbow BayRoulettes warming up over Rainbow BayAction Day in Rainbow Bay