Best Beaches In & Around Surfers Paradise

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  • 1. Surfers Paradise Beach

    Surfers Paradise Beach
    Simon Morris

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

    Surfers Paradise Beach lives up to its name with a world-famous reputation for its beach, surfing, nightlife and attractions. Undoubtedly one of the most heavily developed and busiest beaches in Australia, it is a popular resort with bars, casinos and clubs that buzz after dark.

    This modern waterfront city focuses around one of Queensland's most iconic beaches, with good left and right breaks that are always dotted with keen surfers… read more »

  • 2. Budds Beach

    Budds Beach
    Simon Morris

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 3. Palm Beach

    Palm Beach
    Simon Morris

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

    Sandwiched between Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera Creek on the north end and Currumbin Point to the south, Palm Beach is a popular patrolled beach on Queensland's glorious Gold Coast.

    The sandy beach extends for about 4km (2.5 miles) parallel to the busy Gold Coast Highway 200m to the west. Park on one of the many side streets and direct beach access is easy.

    Along much of the beach there… read more »

  • 4. Broadbeach

    Broadbeach
    CucombreLibre

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 5. Miami Beach

    Miami Beach
    Simon Morris

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 6. Burleigh Heads

    Burleigh Heads
    Simon Morris

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

    Sitting neatly between the better known resort of Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south, Burleigh Heads Beach is a top choice for those looking for golden sand and good surf. The largely protected waters are good for swimming and surfing around the headland, which is within the Burleigh Heads National Park.

    Burleigh is one of the most consistent surf spots on the Gold Coast… read more »

  • 7. Dreamtime Beach

    Dreamtime Beach
    © Daniel Pink / CC BY

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

    Sitting to the south of the little headland of Fingal Head, near the NSW/Queensland border, is the beautiful 5km stretch of golden sand known as Dreamtime Beach. The beach here is a different world to the busier, more developed Fingal beach on the other side of the scrubby headland with Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast beyond.

    The beach's name harks back to a time when the indigenous Minjungbal people laid… read more »

  • 8. Currumbin Beach

    Currumbin Beach
    © Daniel Jurin

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 9. Kirra Beach

    Kirra Beach
    © Nathan Cowley

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

    An urban beach found in the neighbourhood of Coolangatta, part of Queensland's Gold Coast, Kirra Beach is a relaxed and down to earth destination that continues to exude the surf vibe that made it famous around the world.

    Beyond its globally-renowned breaks, suitable for intermediate and expert boarders, protection from southerly winds means Kirra Beach is also a great place to go for a swim, or strap on scuba gear and… read more »

  • 10. Coolangatta Beach

    Coolangatta Beach
    Kgbo

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 11. Duranbah Beach

    Duranbah Beach

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 12. Cabarita Beach

    Cabarita Beach
    Cabarita Beach

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 1 hr

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  • 13. Kingscliff Beach

    Kingscliff Beach
    © Daniel Jurin

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 14. Main Beach - North Stradbroke Island

    Main Beach - North Stradbroke Island
    Redland City Council

    Travel time from Surfers Paradise: approx 1 hr

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