This place is awesome for a super hot day when the beaches are packed. Out the back of the southern Gold Coast, the Currumbin Rock pools are freshwater, and always icy cold - great for a place where the ocean can be as warm as the air. It's not a far drive, and don't forget your towel.
For those looking for more of an adventure, you can drive up to the rainforest & find some of the hidden pools & rock slides. Be extremely careful though, as there are a number of submerged rocks & many have been injured by taking unnecessary risks.