Having travelled far and wide, I am proud to say that the Gold Coast has some of the best beaches that I have visited in the world. Every beach on the Gold Coast is amazing, however, there are a few in particular that I prefer to visit. These are the best beaches in Gold Coast, in my opinion.
Best Beaches in Gold Coast
Burleigh Heads has quickly become one of the most popular places on the Gold Coast, and for good reason. Burleigh is the full package offering perfect beaches, surf breaks, nature walks and endless dining options. You could easily spend a full day (or more) in Burleigh.
My day in Burleigh would start at The Fruit shop with a fresh juice and acai bowl (enjoyed on Burleigh Headland). I would then do the Burleigh National Park walk, heading up to Tumgun Lookout then down to Tallebudgera Creek for a quick dip before looping back around the Burleigh Beach where I would enjoy some time on the beach in the sun. For lunch, options are endless. My favourite is Govindas, a vegetarian option. Enjoy some shopping in the afternoon before grabbing a six pack and heading to the headland to kick back and enjoy the sunset.
One of the world’s best surfing spots, and home to the Quicksilver Pro, an event that is part of the ASP World Surfing Tour. People love heading to Snapper to watch the surfers and explore the rock pools that sit at the end of the beach. If you follow the path past the rock pools, you will also find Froggy Beach, a tiny stretch of beach that is often empty, and knows as a bit of a local secret spot. I suggest walking all the way past Froggys Beach and up to Point Danger. Point Danger is the most southern tip of the Gold Coast, offering beautiful views of the North (Gold Coast) and South (Northern NSW).
Greenmount beach is just around the corner from Snapper and is absolute bliss. From Greenmount Beach you get amazing views of the Gold Coast skyline looking North and can head up to the top of Greenmount headland for an even better view. From the headland, you also get great views of Snapper Beach and can sit back and watch the waves roll in.
Kirra Beach is one of my most frequented beaches, for many reasons. Kirra beach is long and spread out meaning you can set up for the day far from anyone else and have a level of privacy (which is becoming rarer in Burleigh). Kirra Point has a great surf break that is much less crowded than Snapper and has the same stunning views of the Gold Coast skyline as Greenmount. Kirra lookout also offers beautiful views of the North and South and is one of the Gold Coasts best lookouts.
Bilinga Beach – out the front of my house
Snapper, Greenmount and Kirra beaches can all be explored in the one day. Even as a local I often go from Snapper to Greenmount to Kirra in one day, stopping in at all the headlands on the way, taking a minute to appreciate how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful part of the world.
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