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Love Your Boat, Love Its Location

Love Your Boat, Love Its Location

The word is out, and passionate boaties have responded to the call of the Gold Coast’s hidden gem. As beautiful cruisers, yachts, Seawind Cats, and Maritimos line the berths of Hope Harbour Marina for the holiday break, it continues to exude an atmosphere unique to every other marina on the Gold Coast.


Hope Harbour Marina is in a class of its own. This peaceful and affordable lifestyle marina is located on the far eastern point of Hope Island just 2km from the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater, 15 minutes from the Gold Coast Seaway, and adjacent to the unspoiled Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park.


Its pristine waters are teeming with vibrant life. There are no commercial grinders blaring, no blow-off from the hardstand, no busy banter of tradesmen or vehicles zooming around – just the calm hum of boaties happy to be on board their boats. And who can blame them?


“The access by land and sea is ideal for people who want to spend as much time as possible on their boat. It’s just five minutes off the M1 for people escaping Brisbane for the weekend, or those flying in to airports,” says Russell Dickins, the marina’s dock master. “More importantly, it’s just two kilometres from the open Broadwater for those coming by sea, or hoping to get out there.”


Convenience abounds on arrival with marina fairways and berths specially designed to provide easy and unrestricted access for multihulls and super yachts.


One of the first marinas to implement the leading Bellingham composite rods, Hope Harbour Marina offers berthing for long and short term stays with 280 premium marina berths for sail or power boats (including multihulls between six and 40 metres).


A convenient fuel jetty is located near the harbour entrance, with unleaded and diesel fuel available seven days a week, as well as bait, tackle and ice.


Once you’ve settled in and discovered the tennis court and resort-style swimming pool access, convenient facilities, and cafes and restaurants close by, you’ll be forgiven for thinking this is a resort rather than a marina.


“It certainly is a lifestyle location, a place you can relax on your boat without any inconveniences, while further afield the Gold Coast waits to be discovered,” says Russell. “It’s close to all the popular anchorages and the Broadwater. We love seeing people setting out for the day on the water, or even just popping down to Paradise Point or around to Sanctuary Cove for lunch and a shop.”


If you do fancy a hotel room over staying on your boat, the Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour has recently been refurbished and offers luxury accommodation overlooking the marina. However, you don’t need to be a guest to indulge in the hotel’s luxurious day spa packages, or to enjoy the dining on offer at the restaurant.


To maintain that holiday feeling, bring along your golf clubs, as there are prestigious courses within seven minutes away.


At the end of a day on the water or on the green, sit back and watch the sunset over the marina with a glass of vino at the elegant Marlin bar.


It’s one thing to enjoy the time you spend on your boat, and it’s another to be completely confident in the safety of it while you are away. Hope Harbour Marina is arguably the safest harbour on the coast. The marina basin is sheltered and secure, safely branching off the Coomera River and not affected by strong river or tidal flows. You can store your vessel clear of the dangers of winds, weather and floods that can be a problem for other marinas to the north.


Experience the pristine environment, tranquility and quality of this unique and affordable lifestyle marina.


To discuss your berthing requirements and the most competitive rates on the Gold Coast, contact the friendly and helpful team at Hope Harbour Marina on (07) 5530 1333 or email




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