As you probably know one of the things the Gold Coast is most famous for is it's beaches, below we take a look at some of the beaches that surround us here on the 'Northern end' of the Gold Coast.
Surfers Paradise – Colloquially known as ‘Surfers’ this is the epicenter and heart of the Gold Coast. The perfect destination for surf, sun and sand, Surfers Paradise is also famous for it’s skyline, nightlife, and attractions. When you've had enough time in the sun and surf, you can walk just a few metres to dine at one of the many cafes and restaurants, visit one of the nightspots or head for TimeZone, Infinity, Dracula’s Haunted House or one of the many other local attractions. Surfers Paradise offers regular beachfront markets, hosts an array of top annual events and festivals throughout the year, and offers public facilities such as toilets, picnic areas, buses, light rail (tram) and more. This beach is patrolled - remember to always swim between the red and yellow flags.
Narrowneck - As the name suggests this is the narrow stretch that separates the Nerang River from the southern end of Main Beach and the northern end of Surfers Paradise beach. This is a patrolled beach that offers good kite surfing conditions during the summer’s northerly breezes, it’s also good for diving and long-boarding during the winter. This beach is patrolled.
Main Beach/The Spit – Located to the north of Surfers Paradise feeding into The Spit; a permanent sand structure that separates the Gold Coast Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean. This is the surf beach closest to Southport CBD. Visit the old bathing pavilion turned casual beach café, Pavilion 34, or the restaurants, bars and boutiques of Tedder Avenue. You’ll also find Marina Mirage, Sea World and the Southport Fishermans Co-Op nearby. This beach is patrolled and offers a kids playground, picnic areas, toilets, etc.