Coolangatta is named for the schooner Coolangatta wrecked on the beach to the north of the Tweed River in 1846.
The schooner was waiting to collect a cargo of cedar and the ship dragged its anchors and washed ashore. A wreck, which was believed to be the Coolangatta was uncovered by wave action in 1974.
The twin towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads have long offered locals and visitors the best of both worlds when it comes to natural attractions.
Greenmount Point is a coastal headland which separates Rainbow Bay to the south and Coolangatta Beach to the north, while Greenmount Beach is the name of the south eastern end of Coolangatta Beach.