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Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast

4.6
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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With a name like Surfers Paradise Beach, you know the waves here have to be pretty good. The town beach for the Gold Coast City suburb of Surfer's Paradise offers 3 km (1.85 mi) of golden sand. Give surfing a shot on the gentle breaks here or ride bigger waves if you're more experienced. This is also one of the most popular places for beach volleyball in Australia--join a social game if you're up for making some local friends. If you're here at night on Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday, shop for crafts and vintage items from more than 100 stalls at the free Beachfront Markets. You can plan Gold Coast trip in no time by asking Klarna Trips to help create your itinerary.
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Surfers Paradise Beach reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
5,959 reviews
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4.7
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  • Lively atmosphere, full of restaurants, shopping, great family environment in the centre of everything 
    Lively atmosphere, full of restaurants, shopping, great family environment in the centre of everything  more »
  • Your trip is not complete until you have made your mark on this beach! I was amazed by the number of active seagulls, prowling on the sand here. It was slightly windy that day but it was a lovely... 
    Your trip is not complete until you have made your mark on this beach! I was amazed by the number of active seagulls, prowling on the sand here. It was slightly windy that day but it was a lovely...  more »
  • Image the subtle waves kissing the white sands and sea as far as the horizon. The breeze kissing your body just beckoning you into those warm waters. Blue sea enticing you to enjoy the experience... 
    Image the subtle waves kissing the white sands and sea as far as the horizon. The breeze kissing your body just beckoning you into those warm waters. Blue sea enticing you to enjoy the experience...  more »
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  • A little overrated, with tourists and rowdy kids. But still beautiful nonetheless of you look past that. Having had a few days of being here, we’ve seen quite a few faces of the beach, from quiet mornings to the Wednesday evening markets and even a fireworks display from a barge with a full moon in the sky.
  • I liked the beach every much.. it will be crowded over weekend.
  • Beautiful and very crowded beach, with some great swimming and surfing spots along the lengthy stretch of coastline. There's a patrolled section for swimming in-between the flags and the beach is located very close to the main shops and restaurants. No dogs allowed on the beach unfortunately and it can get very crowded, especially on weekends. A few sculptures and surfboard displays around too.
  • Amazing beach this. It’s a big long huge beach with lovely white golden sand and the water is a perfect temperature. Some people swim, some surf, some bring their kids for a play, some take photos of the gorgeous city-meets-ocean skyline, and some just sit and relax and enjoy the beach. I’m from NSW and would have to say this beach is better than any beach I’ve been to in NSW. Whether it’s the warmer water, or nicer sand, or availability of parking, or the skyline, or cleaner than average bathrooms, this beach has it all.
  • What is there not to like about Surfers Paradise Beach? It's an iconic part of what Surfers is renowned for, endless white sand & blue crystal clear water with turbulent surf. Great place for people watching, lazing around, walking , partying, playing, or just chilling out. Oh & the sunsets are spectacular too!

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