Located in the state of Currumbin, Bilinga is a small Gold Coast suburb, with a population of nearly over 1700. And while it is one of the smallest suburbs in the region, it is also one of the richest in terms of history. Bilinga is surrounded by the suburbs Tugun, Pigabeen, Tweed Heads West, Tweed Heads and Coolangatta, and it opens to the Pacific Ocean. One of the most interesting things about Bilinga regards the name of this small city, because it comes from the word 'Bilinba', which means bats.
The name of Bilinga was adopted in 1918, when the inhabitants wanted to name the northern region of Coolangatta. After that, developers had many plans for Bilinga, but they did not come to life. The fact that Bilinga is located on the Nerang-Tweed Railway line facilitates the access to the area, so now Bilinga is mostly a tourist destination. People are very fond of Bilinga, because it represents a oasis of peace and relaxation, a perfect place for an escape from the big cities. This is why the hotel industry in the only one that is developed here in Bilinga.
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The Bilinga Surf Life Saving Club is one of the oldest associations is Bilinga. Since its founding, in 1938, the club gathered many members, who patrol the beach every year in the opened season, from September to May. The walks are mostly being done on weekends and public holidays. You can also find here great accommodation features, so you will be able to view the ocean everyday, at affordable prices.
The Bilinga Beach is preferred by many tourists due to its golden sand and nice, warm, easy to access water. This beach was formed by erosion, so it is completely natural. The Bilinga Beach is available for everyone, as it has full public access. Moreover, since the people here want to preserve it properly, no shops, stores or kiosks are allowed, so if you want to surf or practice any other sport, make sure that you bring your own equipment.