Best Beaches of the Gold Coast

You can always trust beaches to free you from stress and let you unwind whenever life is getting too tough. It’s the place where you can just relax when you want a break from the endless hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you need a one week getaway or a dramatic walk along the shore to be fully refreshed, the beach is the best place to go. And lucky for you, the land down under is not known for its many lovely beaches for nothing, so there’s no need to look too far. Gold Coast is known as one of the most popular and highly-visited places in Australia and it’s obviously because of its huge number of white sand beaches. So double luck for you if you live in the area! Here are some of Gold Coast Best Beaches to choose from:


Broadbeach in Gold Coast

Broadbeach or “Broadie” to locals is a suburb located just west of Robina and along the Gold Coast’s northern end. It has low and high rise apartment buildings, shopping centers, and upmarket restaurants.  It is also the home of the famous Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Jupiter’s Casino, and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The beach is one of the most popular family beach with its swimming and special surfing area, and wide stretches of sand for sports, BBQs, and playgrounds.

Burleigh Heads/ North Burleigh

Burleigh Heads in Gold Coast
Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads, or simply “Burleigh” to locals is located between Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south. If you cannot swim without the promise of protected waters to ease your mind, then this is the perfect beach for you. Its foreshore also provides the ideal spot for picnic or barbecue while fragrant pine trees perfume the air around you.


Coolangatta Beach in Gold Coast

With its two main beaches – Greenmouth Beach and Rainbow Bay facing north, you’re in for a peaceful swim in Coolangatta with its sheltered conditions and picturesque coastal scenery. For surfers who rely on strong waves, Coolangatta beaches might not be the best options though, so keep reading.

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Beach is known as one of the best beaches on the east coast and with good reason. It really lives up to its name with its good waves and mild to warm weather, it is no doubt a dream come true for swimmers and surfers alike. And that’s not all, it can even rival the best party clubs in the city after sundown.

Main Beach

Main Beach in Gold Coast
Main Beach

Main Beach is located in the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast. It is usually less crowded compared to its neighbor beaches, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, so it’s also a good option for those with slight need for privacy.

Nobby Beach/ Mermaid Beach

Nobby Beach in Gold Coast
Nobby Beach

If you are looking for a completely secluded place for a relaxation, Nobby beach awaits you. Enjoy the stunning view of the picture perfect coast line as you stroll at the top of the cliff or while waiting for your barbeque to cook on both sides. It is also the best place for picnics, automatically cross out any worries about not finding a vacant space to spread your bed sheet-turned-picnic cloth, there will be more than enough space for that.


Currumbin Beach in Gold Coast
Currumbin Beach

Currumbin beach is found in the south of Gold Coast and is mostly popular with families for its quiet, tranquil atmosphere. It also offers great range of facilities like surf clubs, small surf, and rock pools. It is also an ideal destination for families especially with little kids. It is patrolled, has kids playground, and typically uncrowded, so the chances of your kid missing is always slim.

Kirra Beach

Kirra Beach in Gold Coast
Kirra Beach

Kirra beach is Gold Coast’s most famous surf beach and that’s why it is a must for surfers to visit. It is the home of the first surf club in Queensland and the training ground for many Gold Coast surfer champions. Throughout the year, it organizes multiple surfing competitions for both amateur surfers and professionals. Its various surfing conditions really makes it a surfers’ paradise for beginners and experts alike. That’s why it does not take too much to believe how easily this beach with its majestic waves can captivate any surfer’s heart.

So who said you have to wait a whole year to feel all the enjoyment the summer brings? Clearly, they have never been to the Gold Coast.