The Gold Coast region is packed with gorgeous stretches of sandy beach and sparkling clear waters. Some of the best beaches on the Gold Coast sit in the coastal suburb of Coolangatta, making it a top spot for tourists. As there are so many must-visit beaches up and down the coast, it’s worth taking a tour – why not hire a car and visit as many as you can? We promise, once you’ve looked at this list, you won’t want to miss out!
1) Main Beach
Main Beach is one of the more established beaches along the Gold Coast, and is incredibly picturesque. Originally the only beach in the surrounding areas, this is a popular destination for locals and tourists as there is so much to do. According to Culture Trip, you can learn to ride the Main Beach waves at the Surf School, as well as taking to the water with a Jetpack, Jet Board or Jet Bike for an exciting adventure.
2) Rainbow Bay
A quaint little spot, Rainbow Bay is definitely worth a visit – particularly if you’re looking for tranquility. You’ll be able to relax in the crystal clear waters of this gorgeous bay’s rock pools. Alternatively, you can go for a leisurely stroll and feel the sand between your toes on the stunning family friendly beach. It’s the perfect place to escape the crowds and experience some serenity.
3) Tallebudgera Creek and Beach
Tallebudgera Creek is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, thanks to its calm, cyan waters. A quick Google Image search will have you booking your trip within minutes. Tallebudgera Creek is perfect for water sports and is the ideal location for families. Not only is it a safe area to swim in (the southern bank in particular) but for a distance it’s quite shallow, so it’s ideal for young children. It sits right next to the National Park, so it has gorgeous views all around.
4) Kirra Beach
Kirra Beach is a beautiful place to visit for a sunny day out. Not only is it a great location for swimming and surfing, but some lucky tourists have even been able to spot whales from afar. The beach is constantly patrolled to ensure maximum safety, but for the majority of the time there is a lagoon for children to swim and play.
5) Burleigh Heads
Filled with things to do, Burleigh Heads is a national park boasting surf clubs and great swimming spots for tourists. In the surrounding area, you’ll find endless restaurants, cafes and shops making it an ideal place to spend a whole day. Alongside the additional perks, the beach is beautiful, and is sun-soaked all year around.
When you’re planning your travels up and down the Gold Coast, ensure these beaches are added to your itinerary. When it comes to beaming sunshine, glittering shores and luxuriously soft sand, these all have something wonderful to offer.