Beaches in Gold Coast

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The Gold Coast is nestled in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia. Its sub-tropical climate coupled with near perfect weather year round makes it the ideal destination for the avid beach-goer. The Gold coast has miles and miles of seemingly never ending white sandy beaches that will suit any sort of traveler. From world-renowned surfing beaches to calm blue water bays, it really is one of Australia’s gems.

Rainbow Bay

Rainbow Bay is situated on the southern end of the Gold Coast in the town of Coolangatta. Coolangatta is an ideal place to stay as it is 5 minutes from the airport and has many accommodation and restaurant options. Apart from this Rainbow Bay is protected from the trade winds, which makes it a hot spot for surfers and swimmers alike. Rainbow Bay also has the biggest white sand beach on the Gold coast, perfect for a game of football or to soak in the harsh Queensland sun. This section of the Gold coast enjoys a number of headlands, which are fantastic for walking. Many of these walks are marked out and take you to the spots with the most spectacular views.

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads is a large rainforest headland, which juts out into the pacific. Burleigh has been a world famous surfing spot since the hippy days of the 60’s, which is demonstrated by the vibe of the town. Also protected by the trade winds, Burleigh Heads provides a beautiful backdrop for a picnic in the adjacent park, swim or surf lesson. There are a few of Gold Coasts premier restaurants overlooking the point as well as a great café for lunch or a milkshake.

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is the tourist hub of the Gold Coast with hundreds of high rises, restaurants and tourist operators. It is also one of Australia’s premier nightspots, which attracts many young people from around the world. Many locals choose to avoid this beach due to the high volume of people, however if you are younger or very sociable, then this is certainly the beach for you. The flags mark the patrolled section of the beach, which will most definitely be the busiest however this long stretch of beach provides enough room for everyone to enjoy. Surfers Paradise is about half an hour from Gold Coasts airport.

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