Benidorm, Is all that springs to mind if you want a description of what the Gold coast has become. Two decades ago it was just Surfers Paradise that fitted the above description, unfortunately now it sweeps down most of the Gold coast and into Byron bay like the warm summer swells.
I popped into a campsite I stayed at for 4 months to catch up with old friends, all but one had escaped this concrete honey pot. When I asked what had happened to the area, he simply said, ‘That’s what they call progress..’ In fact the Kirra SLSC are holding a paddle out on Australia day to try and get the old Kirra point back! All in all a very sad experience for me, of a place that I was totally in love with.
Would I come back to Benidorm Oz style? Not in a hurry, there are places with much better waves and less crowds.. See you somewhere!