I didn't swim but I did manage to get pretty wet.
Coolangatta is at the southern part of the gold coast and is a family resort area. As you can see there are plenty of high rise hotels to choose from and the beach is huge.
This beach can be quite treacherous and the surf lifesavers are on patrol. It is important to swim in the areas designated as they cannot cover the whole area. This is one of the reassuring sights on many Australian beaches.