Burleigh Heads Beach

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 and breaks on all but the smallest swells. With a sandy bottom, southeasterly breezes deliver a long and barrelling right break which reels across the bay.

Patrolled by lifeguards from 8am to 5pm daily, the golden sands are backed by a foreshore of iconic towering Norfolk Island Pine trees dotted with picnic tables.

Arts and crafts market frequently set up without sight and sounds of the breakers and there’s a good choice of oceanfront restaurants for sampling the freshest catch of the day. Operating on a different level, Burleigh Heads Beach is also served by several funky cafés so you’ll never be short of a shady respite, tasty food and refreshments.

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