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10 Best Gold Coast Beaches

 
  • 01Surfer's Paradise Beach

    Being a suburb within the local government area of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Surfer’s Paradise beach is built on a completely energetic and electric scene. Having a population of 19,668, it is world famous for international events, pumping atmosphere, and nightlife venues. Also, it has many high-rise apartments and a wide beach for surfing. The most amazing feature of this beach that hails tourists from all over the world is the Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids that is specifically designed to develop goodwill with the trippers. The Cavill Mall is the biggest shopping precinct of the area accompanied by the Cavill  Avenue, which is the busiest shopping strip in Queensland and the main center of activity for exciting nightlife. It can be said that this beach is the tourist and entertainment hub of Gold Coast as it offers many facilities of fun and frolic.

    Highlights: Cavill Mall, Cavill Avenue, Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids.
  • 02Coolangatta Beach

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    The southernmost suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is the Coolangatta Beach having a population of 5,193. It shares its economy with its neighboring twin town Tweed Heads situated in New South Wales. The Gold Coast Airport has some of the runway crossing the border into New South Wales The delicious food served by the clubs and the restaurants of the holiday region at the Coolangatta Beach includes local seafood that tastes amazing. The Tweed River supports the fishing fleet of the region and the Greenmount Hill offers a perfect spot for swimming. It is connected to Rainbow Bay from where a point named the Point Danger can easily be reached. Coolangatta has worldclass oceanfront hotels, clubs, restaurants, and much more for the entertainment of visitors. The famous Twin Towns Services Club serves as the home to various international as well as local acts.

     Highlights: Tweed Heads New Year’s Festival.
  • 03Kurrawa Beach

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    Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
    surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

     Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.
  • 04Greenmount Beach

    The Gold Coast has some of the most incredible and popular beaches. Greenmount Beach is one such idyllic beach, characterized by warm white sand and pristine water. The beach is separated from the Coolangatta beach by the coastal head called Greenmount Point. Most of the time, the waves here are gentle, making it ideal for surfing and swimming. Several trails can be taken to enjoy a beach walk. You can take the trail to steer towards the Greenmount Hill to reach Point Danger which is a good place to enjoy whale watching.

    Highlights: Greenmount Beach Surf is located at the southern corner where you can enjoy refreshing drinks. Grab a delicious meal at the Rainbow Bay, overlooking the picturesque beach with lapping waves and warm sand.

    Location:
    The beach starts at the eastern end of Coolangatta Beach, at the suburb of Coolangatta, south of Gold Coast.

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  • 05Main Beach

    Sitting at the northern end of the Gold Coast, Main Beach has an open shore break and this is why is very popular among the surfers. The Pavilion 34 is a casual beach café that serves delicious potato scallops, Chikko rolls, fish, chips, and pineapple fritters, which may be another reason why tourists would love to visit this place. Since, it is the main surf beach to the town of Southport, therefore, it is named so. Right next to the Southport Surf club is the bathing pavilion accompanied by shady park that provides a perfect space for seaside picnics. There are exclusive bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and much more to attract the tourists and provide them a trip full of fun and joy. To add to the frolic there are hotels, shopping malls, clubs, and theme parks.

     Highlights: Marine Mirage, Palazzo Versace, The Southport Yacht Club, Gold Coast Seaway, Sea World.
  • 06Broadbeach

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    Famous for surfing in the lovely beaches and parks, Broad Beach or ‘Broadie’ is all ready to jail the visitors from all over the world. A place full of exciting things to do, it has street artists, shopping malls,five star hotels and the list is almost endless. You may fall short of time but not things to do. So, make a long, long list before you head towards Gold Coast’s exciting beach, the Broad Beach. Being a suburb in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, it has all the razzle dazzle that the visitors would get attracted to. The 24x7 lounges, restaurants, casino bars, and shows is all you need to make your trip a memorable one. Well, the activities to do here can never end. You can shop, eat, surf, walk in the gardens, watch the exhibition.
     Highlights: Art and Craft Markets, Jupiter Hotels and Casinos, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.
  • 07Mermaid Beach

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    Mermaid Beach is a suburb in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia that lies next to the Broad Beach. There is a perfect blend of dining options for the visitors ranging from Asian to Australian cuisines. It has three fantastically themed 18-hole courses at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach. Not only this, there are waterways, jungle trail, and much more. Here you can encounter exotic animals, experience water rides, conquer motorized experiences, and have the times of your life. The accommodation options available at the Mermaid Beach are many. The top on the list are Caravan Parks, apartments, Hedge’s Avenue, Millionaire’s Row, and also there are certain beachfront properties where visitors can reside during their trip. The things to do list at this beach is not a short one as well. Highlights: You can play mini golf at the Putt Putt Golf Course, play Jungle trail, fun run, or eat at BSKT café.
  • 08Miami/Nobby Beach

    Located at the southern end of Gold Coast, Australia, Miami Beach is clean and sandy, offering the tourists an excellent place for picnic and barbeque. There is no denying the fact that it would be the most preferable holiday choice for the families. There is a playground for the kids for their amusement and fun. Like any other beach, surfing and swimming are the never-ending activities at the Miami Beach.
    The famous Pizzey Park is another attraction why visitors would love this place, which is a 5 star Olympic training pool of great Australian swimmers like Hackett. This beach does not lag behind when it comes to recreational activities. You can go shopping, surfing, swimming, or just walk around the beach side. In addition, there are cafes, restaurants, bars that provide excelling dining facilities making it a complete package of fun and joy. Highlights: shopping outlet, restaurants, café, Ocean Beach Tourist Park.
  • 09Currumbin Beach

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    Currumbin a coastal suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is another major tourist attraction. With a population of around 2,785, it has the iconic Currumbian Wildlife Sanctuary that hails tourists all over the world. The major attraction why people would love to come over here is the Swell Sculpture Festival that is held along the Oceanway between Currumbin Creek and Elephant Rock. This festival is famous for the Artwork that is displayed on private and public places across the Gold Coast region. Exotic animals like fish at the Haley Park, mother seal and pup along the Oceanway, pelicans along Currumbin Creek’s bank, and a horse in the park at Broad beach can be found here. Also, there is a metal goddess within Reedy Creek’s subdivision accompanied by a ship on Danger Point.

    Highlights: 
    Swell Sculpture Festival, Gold Coast Titans Club, and Gold Coast Rugby League, The Bin Short Film Festival.
  • 10Palm Beach

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    A suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia Palm Beach lies between Currumbin Creek and Tallebudgera Creek. Having a population of 13,494, it is regarded thrice as the cleanest beach of Queensland. The lane that links the beach to the highway is the Jefferson Lane where there are the oldest Gold Beach shacks that serve delicious snacks and other essentials required while at the beach. Also, there are offshore fishing reefs as well as near shore bait reefs that are the most productive ones of the Gold Coast. In the southwestern part, there is a lake called the Laguna Lake accompanied with Sloper Gardens Park. With so much to see and visit, it can be said to be the most adorable holiday destination.

    Highlights: The Tallebudgera Recreational Camp, Neptune Royal Life Saving Club, Palm Beach Sharks, Palm Beach Currumbin Australian Club, Tallebudgera Creek estuary, Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park.