Stretched out over 57km of pristine coastline you will find some of the most popular surf breaks and beach locations in, not only Australia, but also the world.
Here are our three favourite Gold Coast Beaches …
burleigh heads beaches:
Always a popular surfing destination due to its widely renowned surf break Burleigh Heads is a hotspot for weekend barbecues and picnics due to its large, scenic park which overlooks the ocean. There is a fabulous walk around the Burleigh hill to Tallebudgeera which is easy and has some beautiful lookout points along the way. Also Burleigh Heads has one of the only spots that has some fine dining options literally right on the ocean: Oskars and Rick Shores are worth booking.
Greenmount Beach and Rainbow Bay at Coolangatta- are the Gold Coast’s only north-facing beaches which helps to provide excellent, sheltered conditions that are ideal for swimming. A stroll around the point to nearby Snapper Rocks can also give you an increased chance of seeing whales passing on their annual migration throughout the year’s cooler months. This is where the Quicksilver Pro is held so you can watch some amazing surfers do their thing. One of the last original surf clubs is Rainbow Bay Surf Club Bar faces north west and makes a great view of the north facing beaches not to mention a glass or two as the sun goes down with views back to the hinterland.
Currumbin’s beaches form a lovely balance between a family destination – with sheltered off, shark-netted swimming areas and nearby parks ideal for barbecues – with a great spot for surfers and other water-sports enthusiasts offered by Currumbin Alley. There are plenty of learn to surf opportunities at the Alley for those who want to have a go! Elephant rock is at Currumbin with stairs to climb to the top to look North and South to see the full stretch of the gold Coast.