The Gold Coast is famous for it's beaches! Great surf, long stretches of golden sand, our incredible climate ... coupled with fantastic seaside shopping, dining and bars - it's not hard to see why! Below we take a look at some of the beaches of the Central Gold Coast precinct.
Broadbeach - Cosmopolitan and vibrant beachside suburb that plays host to popular and free annual events such as Blues on Broadbeach, Broadbeach Jazz Weekend, QPOW on Broadbeach and Broadbeach Country Music Festival. The beach is patrolled, and is also popular with surfers. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and food outlets nearby as well as public facilities such as toilets, public transport, and a great all abilities children's playground. Broadbeach is also home to the iconic Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Jupiters Casino and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Burleigh/North Burleigh - 2km of beach spanning from Burleigh to Burleigh North to enjoy! This popular seaside village offers a great array of restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping. The beach is patrolled and also offers great surfing, North Burleigh Headland is popular with experienced surfers and the coastal walks around the headland are great for viewing local flora and fauna, as well as offering a great vantage point for spotting marine life in the ocean below - watch out for whales passing during May - November. You will find several kids parks, public toilets and BBQs.
Mermaid Beach - A quieter alternative to Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, this patrolled beach is also good for surfing and offers facilities including public toilets (behind the surf club), BBQs and a small kids playground. Explore nearby '‘Millionaire’s Row’ or head towards the Gold Coast Highway where you'll find Mermaid Beach Putt Putt Golf and a Sizzler restaurant. There is plenty of dining available (including some great 'hole in the wall' cafes) along the Gold Coast Highway or right across from the beach their is a popular cafe and Mermaid Beach Surf Club.
Miami - This patrolled beach is also popular with boardriders and offers public facilities such as toilets, picnic huts and a small kids playground. There is a cafe across from the beach, as well as a larger selection of eateries and shops including a Coles Supermarket to be found along the Gold Coast Highway. Alternatively it's a short drive to nearby Nobby's Beach village where you'll find plenty of trendy cafes mixed with boutique stores and fish'n 'chip shops.
When visiting Gold Coast Beaches please remember to always swim between the flags.