Gold Coast Beach Trips

Think Gold Coast and you immediately picture long strips of sublime sunny coastline, beautiful white-sand beaches and crystal clear water. The perfect swimming spots, famous surf breaks, iconic pavilions and picturesque parks give the Gold Coast its irresistible allure. Delve a little deeper and you’ll discover the best-kept secrets happily shared by larrikin locals and friendly lifeguards that make each beach an absolute gem and a must-do experience.

Southern Beaches

Marking their magic, the Gold Coast’s north-facing southern beaches were recognised in 2016 as a World Surfing Reserve - a special 16-kilometre stretch of protected coastline extending from spectacular Snapper Rocks to iconic Kirra Beach. The Reserve is one of only eight such World Surfing Reserves in the world.

Beautiful, laid-back Rainbow Bay is popular with families and swimmers, with a shallow sand-banked pool
Greenmount Point offers great photo opportunities, with spectacular panoramic views over
Iconic Coolangatta Beach or ‘Cooly’ has been a long-time holiday favourite on the southern Gold Coast
Often referred to as Australia’s 'spiritual home of surfing', Kirra is one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic surfing spots
Tugun Beach is a long but relatively protected southern Gold Coast beach that exudes laid-back, old school charm
Currumbin Beach is one of the jewels in the Gold Coast’s crown, popular with swimmers, surfers and families
The Gold Coast’s Palm Beach, or Palmy as the locals call it, is a spectacular long wide white sand beach
Tallebudgera Beach is undisputed as one of the most spectacularly scenic places on the Gold Coast with
Central Beaches

Some of the Gold Coast's best beaches are located an easy one-hour drive from Brisbane, including Burleigh Beach and Broadbeach, which attract visitors and locals alike with their cool vibe and buzzy urban strips.

Bohemian Burleigh is home to one of the most iconic and beautiful beaches in Australia with clear blue waters
The Gold Coast's Miami Beach is a pristine kilometre-long white-sand strip offering
Nobby Beach is a quiet stretch of sand away from the hustle and bustle of Surfer’s Paradise
Magical Mermaid Beach is a beautiful near empty two-kilometre stretch of sand, with a cruisy laid-back vibe
Broadbeach is a vibrant recreational beach within an urban shopping hub
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