Gold Coast Beach Escapes

Relax on the Sunsoaked Beaches of the Southern Gold Coast


Exploring Gold Coast's beautiful southern beaches

If you are looking for a holiday destination that has something for everyone then you don't have to look any further than Queensland and one of Australia's best-known coastal areas, the Gold Coast.

Located 80km south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast has 57km of stunning coastline and crystal clear blue waters. Boasting almost year round sunshine and a sub tropical climate, weather on the Gold Coast is perfect at any time of the year for the holiday you have been waiting for.

Australia is famous for its tourist locations but no other spot offers quite the diversity that the Gold Coast does. For sun, sand, swimming and surfing, fabulous shopping, restaurants, cafes, theme parks and tourist attractions the Gold Coast and Gold Coast beaches are the places to be for everyone in the family.

You can choose to do as much or as little as you like on your Gold Coast holiday and the great thing about the Gold Coast is that everything you want to do is very accessible by foot, car or the great Gold Coast bus service which can take you from your hotel to destinations around the coast.

If you are finding it hard to decide just which beach on the Gold Coast is for you, grab yourself a Gold Coast map and pick one of the beaches on the Gold Coast to suit.

If you want to be in the heart of the action Surfers Paradise Beach is for you. Surfers Paradise combines city and surf and is a vibrant place at any time of the day or night.

Surfers of all skill levels will find a break to suit in the Gold Coast surf. You should try Kirra Beach, Narrowneck Beach and the areas surrounding Coolangatta Beach such as Greenmount Point as these beaches are well known surfing spots popular with local and international surfers.

Families looking for sheltered beaches with calmer conditions should look to Burleigh Heads, Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Nobby Beach, Mermaid Beach, Broadbeach and Kurrawa Beach.

A great way to enjoy beaches on the Gold Coast is take a walk to Main Beach via Narrowneck. These beaches boast views, quieter conditions, great amenities, parklands and picnic areas. Major Gold Coast beaches are patrolled by Surf LifeSavers which is another reason why the Gold Coast is a great family holiday destination.

Finding accommodation on the Gold Coast and along the beachfront will not be a problem with an array of Gold Coast accommodation options for you to choose from including beach apartments and the very popular Gold Coast resorts.

If all the action of the Gold Coast isn't quite what you are looking for consider Couran Cove on South Stradbroke Island. Just a boat ride away from the Gold Coast and its many attractions Couran Cove is set on 27 hectares of bushland and secluded beaches. Staying at the resort need not be all cocktails and lazy beach days though. There are many activities available including bike riding, tennis and fishing, it's up to you.

Whatever you are looking for out of your holiday, you are sure to find it on a Gold Coast beach.


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