September 23, 2010
The water is beautiful down on the beach today. You can tell it is school holidays- and yet at Rainbow Beach you can still easily park your car at the beach or in town, there will always be a spot to leave your towel, play a game of cricket, soccer or throw a ball. I think it is the laid back atmosphere in town that makes it so welcoming to holidayers.
I wish we popped down at high tide- even so at mid-tide there was a great channel that some enthusiasts had fun damming. Perfect for the littlies to wade and splash in.
The lifesavers were out in force today- there are always more swimmers to watch over. It was great to see our younger lifesavers (cadets) in training further down the beach. Nippers will start back in just over a week. That means every Sunday for 2 hours enjoyment of Rainbow Beach is obligatory. The views to Double Island Point and the lighthouse must be looked at and admired. Many travel an hour for these great mornings- we are lucky having it all here on our doorstep.
Surrounded by National Park, Rainbow Beach is protected by the typical urban sprawl that occurs in other towns. Paths lead to town – one street with eateries, a post office, pub, ice cream shop, newsagent, surf, fishing, jewellery and clothes shops. At the end of the road you come to a headland with gorgeous views, a couple of parks with BBQs and playgrounds plus the Surf Club. Perhaps it is reminder to parents of how holidays were in their youth.
It is no wonder that appetites are sharpened on beach holidays. Getaways to Rainbow Beach really do focus on enjoyment of our outdoors: Beach, Ocean, Rock pools, Dunes, Creeks, Bush. Plus all the recreational activities that come with our beautiful landscape- swimming, sandcastles, looking for shells, walking, riding, fishing, surfing, boogie boarding. Happily for parents, this is stuff of kid’s dreams, just the thing to tire them out and the very same reason they keep asking “when can we come back?”