Top 5 Gold Coast beaches you have to visit

Top 5 Gold Coast Beaches You Have To Visit

If you’re lucky enough to have booked a holiday on the Gold Coast this summer, it’s time to start planning your trip. It should come as no surprise that this holiday mecca in south-east Queensland is famous for its adrenaline-filled activities, but also some of the world’s best beaches.

To help you with your itinerary, we have listed the top 5 beaches you simply have to visit during your stay.

#1 The Surfers Paradise Beach

This iconic beach is an obvious choice, and for good reasons. Located right in the heart of the Gold Coast, this is a great sport for families with many restaurants and ice cream shops located within close proximity. The Paradise Centre on Cavill Avenue, the main shopping stroll, has all the games and rides kids could ever dream of and will keep everyone entertained. Always a popular beach hang for tourists, the Surfers Paradise beach is always patrolled by life guards which makes it perfectly safe for swimming, for people of all skill-levels – just make sure to stay in between the flags.

#2 Tallebudgera Creek

If you’re looking for some calmer waters, the beach at Tallebudgera Creek might just be the perfect choice for you. Located just shortly after Burleigh Head and before Palm Beach, this popular beach offers great fun in the water without the fear of getting tumble rolled by a vicious wave. It’s frequented by young families all year around and is patrolled by life guards most days. If you want to work up a sweat before your dip, you can attempt the scenic Burleigh Headland walk which offers stunning views and the odd Humpback sighting during whale season.

#3 Memaid Beach/Nobby Beach

This beach area is sometimes referred to as “the millionaires’ row” and run alongside Hedges Ave, one of the most expensive residential streets in Queensland. However, this affluent neighbourhood wedged in between Broadbeach and Miami is home to a stunning and near empty stretch of sand that can be enjoyed by all. Blissfully away from other tourists, shopping malls and skyscrapers, this trendy area offers up a variety of organic health cafes and backyard restaurants for the barefoot and relaxed.

#4 Burleigh Heads Beach

If you’re asking the locals, and maybe the surfers in particular, they are sure to name this beach as one of their favourites. Located at the back of the lush Burleigh Headland (which can also be reached from Tallebudgera) this beach is well-protected from the southerly wind but offers up premium surf thanks to its right-hand point break. You won’t go hungry either - this area is known for their tasty and refreshing acai bowls, best enjoyed atop the popular Burleigh Hill. If you’re looking for some fine dining options, beachfront restaurant Rick Shores is also within swimming distance.

#5 Coolangatta to Runway Bay

Basically bordering to northern NSW with Tweed Heads just a stone’s throw away, this beach stretch is arguably Australia’s most reliable point breaks and home to world champs Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson. If not interested in the surf, here you can also find another stunning nature walk along the esplanade at Coolangatta and right through to another popular beach, Kirra beach. Along the way you find a plethora of restaurants offering up food form around the world.

Book Quack'rDuck Now!

When you've had enough of beach hangs for one holiday, be sure to include your own amphibious adventure. The Gold Coast Quack’rDuck tour runs 7 days a week and departs from the Quack’rDuck Piazza Tour Desk, Cnr Elkhorn Avenue and Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise. 

Contact Quack’rDuck today on (07) 5679 3279 and book your amphibious bus tour!

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