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.

Cashelmara Burleigh Beachfront Apartments

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$225 - 225
Enjoy all the Beauty Burleigh Heads offers at Cashelmara Beach Front Holiday Apartments, Wake Up to the sounds of the Ocean and your Brilliant Ocean Views. Stroll along the beach, or exercise paths, to outlooks at Burleigh or North Burleigh, along the way pop into a Lifesaving Club or a Restaurant for a bite or a drink.

San Mateo on Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$95 - 800
San Mateo on Broadbeach is a small boutique style resort with a friendly atmosphere just across from the beach and within one kilometre of the centre of the Broadbeach shopping precinct. Close to San Mateo is the Broadbeach Bowling Club and there are cafes, restaurant, take-away food and liquor outlets or you can stroll 800 metres to the hub of Broadbeach.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort

Biggera Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$50 - 495
NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort is located on the sunny Gold Coast - beautiful one day, perfect the next. Centrally positioned between all major theme parks, it is just 50 minutes' drive south of Brisbane and 30 minutes north of Gold Coast Airport.

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.
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