With the festive season around the corner, discover the best and freshest seafood on the Gold Coast with Holiday Holiday.
Stand in line at the Gold Coast Fishermen’s Co-op at 168 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach for the freshest offering of raw or cooked eastern king prawns, spanner crabs, balmain bugs, sand crabs, fresh squid, octopus, cuttlefish and pinky fish.
For king prawn lovers, the catch is usually greater in the winter months and trawlers take a break from the 20th September to 1 November each year.
For decades, trawlers caught and sold their local catch to providers in the seafood industry. About 6 years ago, the Gold Coast Fishermen’s Co-Operative began selling their catch direct to the public from the boat at the best possible price.
Every day the boats leave late in the evening, trawl through the night and return in the morning loaded up with the best and freshest seafood on the Gold Coast, selling directly from their boat. You are actually buying from the locals that made the catch only a few hours earlier!
The trawlers will go out to sea and return and certain times of the day so always check the co-op’s website for the trawler return time. This best and freshest seafood on the Gold Coast sells out very quickly so make sure you arrive early.
For the best and freshest seafood on the Gold Coast, head to 168 Main Beach Drive. The erected signs will show the type of catch made by the trawlers so head to that pontoon, get in line, and make sure you have cash ready for the fresh seafood of your choice.
The co-op says it best, “Straight from the sea, to the boat, to you – the only way you could get fresher seafood is if you caught it yourself (and have you ever tried to catch a prawn?)”
To find out how to get to the Gold Coast Fishermen’s Co-op during your stay at one of Holiday Holiday’s Gold Coast accommodation and for the best and freshest seafood on the Gold Coast, ask one of our friendly check in lounge team members.