Dream of swimming in crystal clear water under the gentle sun? Or sipping your Pina Colada on the softest white sand?
There’s no better place for absolute relaxation than Australian Gold Coast beaches!
Planning a great Australian beach vacation you’ll need several things – a sunshade, swimsuit, sunglasses and slippers, a rental car to get to any beach you want or see them all at once! Turn your mobile phones to the mute mode for 3 days at least!
Despite Gold Coast city resembles a huge sandy beach, the roads are perfect there. Driving around Gold Coast is a total pleasure!
Of course, you have your own preferences according to the beach rest.
– Waves or calm water?
– Want to lie watching your “beach neighbors” or sunbathe privately?
– Going to have a holiday with family and small children?
– Or searching for adventures?
You can arrange any type of activity on the Gold Coast beaches! Just let us show you the “right places”!
However, you should know that swimming is allowed only in certain zones (between the flags) where daytime lifeguard is always ready to help.
These zones can be identified when standing on the bank of the yellow rescue booth. Pins are of 2 colors. Red – swimming is forbidden; Red and yellow – swimming is allowed but be careful in the water!
So if you are ready, let’s check out some places where you will gain a lot of positive emotions!
Most of the Gold Coast beaches are known for deep water and cool surfing possibilities.
If you want to swim in the clear ocean water the rule is: go closer to the south to the border with the state of New South Wales where the water is calmer.
Burleigh Heads Beach
Location: 5 Fourth Avenue, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia
GPS Position: -28.088754, 153.453873
Saturation by people: High
Burleigh Heads is the southernmost beach in Queens land, and one of the best beaches for swimming and surfing!
The bottom is sandy and the water temperature is very comfortable. There are a lot of activities to keep you moving.
In addition to surfing and swimming you have an opportunity to walk around the pictures que Burleigh Point.
Enjoy a game of lawns bowls or visit a gym if you are a fitness enthusiast.
Burleigh Heads is a perfect place for travelers, families and couples!
Local shops can satisfy most of your needs with 2 shopping centers and, of course, there is the ever popular James Street surrounded with boutiques and numerous dining points!
Free parking is also available on this beach; it is in just 200 meters to the ocean!
Surf Lifeguards patrol the beach every day of the year, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Opened at: 8 AM – 5 PM
If you like to swim and sunbathe alone, you can find some “secret places” not far from the Tallebudgera creek!
Location: 1544 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach QLD 4221
GPS Position: -28.099695, 153.456907
Saturation by people: Low
Tallebudgera beach is an absolutely unique, quiet place where a small river flows into the ocean.
South side of the river’s mouth is patrolled by lifeguards while the opposite side which is bounded by Mountain National Park Burleigh is popular for young families due to the sandy beach and a shallow bottom.
Fans of sunbathing and novice surfers compete for a place there! On the Tallebudgera beach you can relax, take a ride on the carousel, or just enjoy the surrounding scenery.
And if you’ll get hungry, there are a lot of cafes, restaurants and stores nearby! The beach is not far from the road so you have an opportunity to use parking which is just 100 meters away.
Opened at: 7:30 AM–6:00 PM
Check out one of the best beaches for surfing! It has lots of places for parking, lifeguards and easy access to the water.
Also, you’ll have an opportunity to hide in the shadows to have a barbecue and get quickly to the nearest store if necessary!
Surfers Paradise Beach
Location: 52 The Esplanade Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
GPS Position: -28.001828, 153.431858
Saturation by people: High
Surfers Paradise is the most popular beach of the Gold Coast!
Here you’ll find any entertainment for your taste.
Except swimming and sunbathing you can play simple (volleyball, football) and elite sports including surfing and windsurfing. Or try a bungee jump (jumping with a rope), paraflying (climbing parachute), water skiing, jet skiing jumping, or even golf!
In addition the area of the Surfers Paradise beach is not only a first-class beach holiday center, but also a great place for shopping!
Located right on the beach busy streets and open-air festivals successfully complement elegant boutiques in the streets of Elkhorn and Orchid Avenues, and the centers of Paradise and Chevron Renaissance are the real gems for everyone who is used to wear only the most fashionable clothes!
There are several parking places not far from the beach so you can easily leave your vehicle there! Distance to the ocean is only 200 meters.
– December to January – 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
– February to March – 8 AM– 6 PM
– April to November – 8 AM– 5 PM
– May to September – 8 AM– 5 PM
For the Family!
Going to spend your beach vacation with a family? So you need clean, calm and not deep water. Broadwater Parklands will suit you ideally!
Location: Marine Parade Southport QLD 4215
GPS Position: -27.955705, 153.411099
Saturation by people: Medium
Broadwater Parklands is a perfect place for families with small children.
There is a playground and a safe place to swim, which is being watched by life guards.
This is quite usual place of many urban activities for families. Moreover, there are some parking zones for your vehicle near the parkland. So, if you want to have a great family beach day, this place is what you really need!
Opened at: 7:30 AM to 6 PM
Where to get a car for a Gold Coast beach tour?
Rental car is the most convenient and affordable way to travel around Gold Coast with comfort which will cost you just about $35 per day.
Moreover, you won’t waste your time waiting for a taxi!
You can drive yourself to any Gold Coast spot in few minutes using a rental vehicle.
Feel the freedom with driving along the endless beaches of Gold Coast on your car!
Don’t know where to pick up the car in Gold Coast? The best solution is to do this directly at the Gold Coast Airport.
Enjoy the freedom of moving around the best Australian beaches!
Author Bio: Lily Berns adores travelling and wants to see everything in the world. Sharing her experience is her favorite hobby same as travelling by car.