Beach Culture

Grab your towel, swimsuit, sunscreen & optional surfboard and soak up the beach lifestyle on the Gold Coast. There’s a beach that will fit all holiday-goers, from the keen surfer to the relaxed sunbaker and everything in-between.

Family Fun

  • Keep the kids safe and head towards the red and yellow flags signalling a patrolled and safe area to swim.
  • Head to Broadwater a great spot for family fun, combining the ideal mix of beach and parklands with picnic and barbeque facilities, children’s playgrounds and shaded areas. Your four legged family members are also welcome here.

Surf Beaches

  • A popular break for locals and pro surfers alike, Snapper Rocks plays host to the annual Quiksilver and Roxy Pro and the first point of call for all keen surfers.
  • Famous for producing the “perfect wave”, Kirra Beach is a popular spot for tow-in surfing and offers panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline.

Watersports

  • Head to calmer waters to enjoy a leisurely kayak or stand up paddle board along the Gold Coast canals.
  • For the adrenaline junkies, jump on a Jetski and explore The Spit and South Stradbroke Island or try Jetpack or Flyboard at Main Beach

Plan your Holiday

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Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$160 - 366
Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise is centrally located between Surfers Paradise and the adjoining trendy suburb of Broadbeach. Award winning dining, the beach, major shopping centres, The Star and Gold Coast Convention Centre are within walking distance from the hotel.

Q1 Resort and Spa

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$159 - 939
Holiday in Australia's tallest residential tower Q1 Resort and Spa. The inspirational Q1 Resort and Spa features an array of luxury one, two, three, four bedroom and penthouse apartments capturing breathtaking ocean and hinterland views, world-class recreational facilities, dining and entertainment venues, retail precinct and at its peak Australia's only beachside observation deck situated on Level 77.

Mantra on View Hotel

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$175 - 299
Located just 160 metres to the beach, with designer boutiques on the doorstep, and a great array of dining and nightlife spots at your fingertips, you really can’t go past Mantra on View for ideal Surfers Paradise accommodation.

The Waterford on Main Beach

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$175 - 295
Enjoy a unique holiday experience at The Waterford on Main Beach. Where the beach is uncrowded and unspoilt, and the ocean views are, some say, 'the best of the Golf Coast'. Relax by the flowing waterfall, pool and spa.

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$236 - 625
A sanctuary beach haven that ignites the senses, restores the soul and excites the spirits. Located in the heart of Broadbeach, just 200 metres from patrolled beaches, a luxurious hotel featuring 296 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all with breathtaking ocean or hinterland views.

Burleigh Mediterranean Resort

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$148 - 525
As soon as you step into the tropical grounds, soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere and hear the waves breaking on the beach, you can't help but relax at this tranquil accommodation perfect for a serene holiday.

Main Beach Tourist Park

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$48 - 436
Main Beach Tourist Park is situated opposite the beach at the northern end of Surfers Paradise. Within the trendy Main Beach precinct, restaurants, shopping and cafes are in walking distance. This park is a little gem in the heart of it, with its own resort-style pool and barbecue area.

South Stradbroke Island Camping

South Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast Area
From AU$26 - 205
Escape the fast pace of everyday life and totally relax amongst natural, unspoilt beauty. Day trippers and campers are both welcome with suitable facilities to entertain. A superb natural reserve, South Stradbroke Island offers calm inner waterways on one side, virtually untouched native bushland in the centre, and on the other side, 22 kilometres of pristine surf beach with hardly a soul in sight.

Meriton Suites Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$195 - 995
Meriton Suites Broadbeach boasts two high-rise towers with 405 luxury apartments, just minutes from the surf beaches, Jupiters Casino, multiple shopping centres and the vibrant cafes and restaurants of Broadbeach.

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$245 - 4000
A vibrant destination that’s renowned for excitement, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa offers a luxury escape where discerning travellers can relax, indulge and discover, whilst making memories that will last a lifetime.
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