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Top Beaches on the Gold Coast

Top Beaches on the Gold Coast

With long stretches of white sand, year-round sunshine, and hoards of sun-bronzed surfers, the Gold Coast is everything you’d expect from one of Australia’s most famous vacation spots. Whether you’re seeking surf breaks, family entertainment, or beachfront parties—here’s what to know about beaches along the Gold Coast.

Surfers Paradise

With its gorgeous sandy beach, gleaming high-rises lining the seafront, and 24/7 entertainment, Surfers Paradise is the quintessential Gold Coast beach. Surfers Paradise Beach is the place to get your adrenaline pumping, so join a surf class, take a thrilling jet boat ride, or try water sports like jet skiing or flyboarding.

South Stradbroke Island

Located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, South Stradbroke Island is the ideal day trip destination. Head there on a guided tour to swim and snorkel along the beaches; kayak around Wavebreak Island; or spot dolphins and whales along the coast. With included transportation, equipment and expert guidance and commentary, a tour eliminates the hassle of arranging the trip yourself.

Broadbeach

Kurrawa Beach at Broadbeach is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular family beaches, with grassy picnic areas, lifeguard-patrolled swimming areas, and beach volleyball facilities. 

Main Beach

The northernmost beach of the Gold Coast, Main Beach is generally less crowded than Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, making it a good choice for families or beachgoers who want more space. It’s also home to Sea World, one of Queensland’s most popular attractions.

Burleigh Heads

A local favorite, Burleigh Heads has pristine beaches, great surf, and the Burleigh Heads National Park right on its doorstep. Head there on a Sunday to browse the famous markets, take a walk along the coast or head south to Snapper Rock, one of Australia’s most prized surf beaches. Or visit with a driver-guide as part of a Gold Coast tour and soak in the area’s beauty without worrying about navigation, parking, or car rental.

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North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

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Leave busy Brisbane for a full-day tour that showcases the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island. Swim in the surf or freshwater lakes, take a short guided hike, view whales and other marine animals from the beach and coastal lookouts, visit small towns including historic Dunwich and Amity, and go in search of the island’s population of wild kangaroos and koalas. Your small-group tour has numbers limited to 21 people, which ensures a more personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast

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Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast

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Spend a blissful day on Moreton Island exploring the beaches, snorkel sites, and enormous sand dunes during this full-day tour from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, or the Gold Coast. Travel with an experienced guide in a rugged 4-wheel drive vehicle, going from sea to sand as you snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks and kayak around the coral reef, then head inland to try sandboarding on the dunes. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and soak in the tropical scenery of Moreton Island on this fun-filled tour. Please note: An additional cost of AU$50pp is to be paid in cash to your driver prior to departure to cover national park and ferry fees during this tour.
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  • 11 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

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Start your day off right with a half-day kayak tour to South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a great vantage point on the beaches and wildlife of the Gold Coast as you paddle at a leisurely pace, stopping to snorkel off Wavebreak Island, visit secluded beaches, and enjoy a picnic breakfast on the beach. Your expert guide shares informative commentary about the region's ecology and animals, and provides full instruction on kayaking and snorkeling — making this tour suitable for both experienced paddlers and first-timers.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with sparkling wine & nibbles platter

Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with sparkling wine & nibbles platter

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Go sailing on the Gold Coast Broadwater at sunset aboard a luxury sailboat. Glide past landmarks such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise on this romantic and relaxing 2-hour sunset cruise. Travel in a small group with a maximum of 10 people, and enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and appetizers during your sunset cruise. Have the option to upgrade to include a gourmet dinner featuring fresh Australian seafood.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Gold Coast Helicopter 10 min Flight and Jet Boat Ride

Gold Coast Helicopter 10 min Flight and Jet Boat Ride

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Combine a thrilling jet boat ride with a scenic helicopter flight for a fun and comprehensive experience of the Gold Coast. Start with a jet boat ride that includes power slides, 360-degree spins and other high-speed tricks. Your helicopter flight takes you soaring over the Gold Coast with panoramic views of the ocean and beaches.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Gold Coast City Sights Tour with Crab Catching Cruise

Gold Coast City Sights Tour with Crab Catching Cruise

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Discover the natural and cultural attractions of Australia’s Gold Coast on this packed full-day tour departing from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Browse through the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Learn how to catch a crab and enjoy a seafood lunch, visit Burleigh Heads, a world renowned for its spectacular surfing conditions and drive through the Gold Coast Region to Varsity Lake, Robin and Advance Town. Enjoy the diverse experiences of the Gold Coast all in one day.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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