Useful destinations for Boaties Staying at GCCM
Experience thrilling adventures on the Gold Coast’s vibrant marinas and breathtaking waterways. From tranquil cruises to exciting water sports, there’s endless fun and excitement waiting for you. Discover hidden coves, spot marine life, and soak up the sun on the Broadwater. With GCCM as your base, indulge in the Gold Coast’s aquatic playground at your own pace. So, moor your boat, grab your sunscreen, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure on the magnificent Gold Coast.
But first, check the weather!
Checking the weather
Getting out on the water and exploring is one thing – but it’s good to know that the weather is going to be nice for your trip. With around 300 days of sunshine a year, the Gold Coast is likely to put on a show – but if you want to check the weather first – we’ve detailed below the best websites to get your weather updates.
Meteorology websites are essential for boaters, providing weather information and forecasts to ensure safety and informed decision-making. By monitoring these sites, boaters can plan, adapt, and stay prepared for changing conditions, prioritizing the well-being of themselves and their vessels. Stay connected, be weather-wise, and enjoy safe boating adventures.
The BOM provides comprehensive weather information for Australia, including marine forecasts specific to different regions. Visit their website for up-to-date weather data, warnings, and radar images.
Seabreeze offers detailed weather forecasts and wind reports specifically tailored for boating and water sports. Their website provides wind speed and direction, wave height, and other relevant marine weather information.
Willy Weathers is one of our favourite weather resources for accurate and up-to-date forecasts. Stay informed with detailed weather information, radar images, and alerts to plan your day with confidence. We recommend you use it to check the tide when you come to GCCM. Please use our location “Coomera River – Gold Coast City Marina” and not the Broadwater or the Sea Way. This is the app we use and is very accurate for our specific location.
Weatherzone provides a wide range of weather services, including marine forecasts, tides, and swell predictions. Visit their website to access their marine weather section and stay informed about the Gold Coast waterways’ conditions.
Windy.com is a popular website and mobile app that offers highly visual and interactive weather forecasts. It provides real-time wind maps, rain forecasts, and other useful meteorological data for boaters. Access their website or download the Windy app to stay updated on Gold Coast weather conditions.
Gold Coast Waterways Destinations you need to discover:
A popular boating destination with calm waters, perfect for water skiing, jet skiing, and cruising. Explore the canals of Paradise Waters, Sovereign Islands, or Hope Island, and enjoy the scenic views.
The Jumpinpin channel also known as The Pin lies between North Stradbroke Island and South Stradbroke Island. It has a fast-moving tidal deep water channel not appropriate for swimming but is popular with beach anglers.
is known for its stunning natural beauty. The area features picturesque sandbanks, mangrove forests, and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, making it a visually appealing destination for sailors
This marine park is home to diverse marine life, including dolphins, turtles, and dugongs. Enjoy fishing, snorkelling, or diving in crystal-clear waters, or simply cruise around the bay and relax in the peaceful surroundings.
It’s perfect for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or boating in peaceful surroundings. You can also enjoy fishing along the creek or stop at one of the waterfront cafes for a bite to eat.
It provides access to the open ocean and is a popular spot for fishing and diving. The seaway also offers views of the iconic Southport Spit and the nearby Wave Break Island, which is a great spot for snorkelling.
It’s a perfect spot for boaties looking for a relaxed atmosphere and great fishing opportunities. Explore the tranquil waters of the Pimpama River, drop a line, and try your luck, or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
You can anchor your boat nearby and enjoy swimming, snorkelling, or picnicking on the island’s sandy shores. The crystal-clear waters around the island are perfect for spotting marine life, including turtles and colourful fish.