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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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.

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.

Ocean Beach Tourist Park

Miami, Gold Coast Area
From AU$48 - 355
Ocean Beach Tourist Park is located right opposite the spectacular surf beach in Miami. Nestled against the North Burleigh Headland, from here you can enjoy lovely views of Surfers Paradise to the north and Burleigh Heads to the south.

Equinox Resort

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$125 - 125
You deserve a holiday experience to remember at Equinox Resort every single apartment at Equinox has majestic wow ocean views of their clean, uncrowded Surfers Paradise Beach, 30 metres away Relax on their unique roof top Sun Deck, overlooking the ocean, in the spa, pool, steam room or sauna, do a gym workout, all free play a fun game of billiards, air hockey, tennis or even squash!

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.

Nirvana by the Sea

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$181 - 1200
Nirvana by the Sea at Kirra Beach presents the pure luxury of beachfront living. The sophisticated apartments offer breathtaking views over the blue Pacific Ocean horizon and a daily kaleidoscope of colourful sunsets.

A'Montego Mermaid Beach Motel

Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$70 - 650
A'Montego Mermaid Beach Motel is located only 150 metres from the magnificent Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast and only five minutes from Surfers Paradise. It is a family owned with open reception 8am to 6pm however late night arrivals can incur a surcharge.

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.

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.

Capricorn One Beachside Apartments

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$175 - 175
Magnificent ocean views by day, spectacular views of the city lights by night. The beach is uncrowded and unspoilt. The Apartments are family run and they want your whole family to enjoy a great Gold Coast experience.
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