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The Top 5 Beaches on the Gold Coast

The Top 5 Beaches on the Gold Coast

19 January 2024

Delve into the splendour of the Gold Coast and Pacific Ocean–a region synonymous with majestic shorelines and the epitome of Australian beach culture. Amidst its 52 kilometres of pristine coastline, the Gold Coast harbours some of the most splendid beaches, each offering a unique slice of paradise. From the iconic sands of Surfers Paradise to the serene ambience of Mermaid Beach, the Gold Coast contains some of the best beaches that stand as a testament to nature’s artistry.

1. Surfers Paradise Beach: A Family Haven

Surfers Paradise Beach, the jewel in the crown of Gold Coast beaches, offers an idyllic retreat for families. Offering moderate swell and offshore winds for experienced surfers on the outer bar, golden sand, and an array of activities, Surfers Paradise is a focal point of coastal enjoyment. 

Enhance your beach experience with a stay at Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise, where luxury meets comfort, directly opposite this vibrant beach. Immerse yourself in the premium lifestyle that Meriton Suites provides, as you indulge in nearby cafes or partake in some shopping, all while basking in the vibrant atmosphere of this beloved beach—a true representation of the best Gold Coast beaches.

The Heart of Gold Coast’s Vibrancy

Renowned for its bustling streets and vibrant nightlife, Surfers Paradise blends the allure of a beach retreat with the excitement of a city. Its streets are lined with a myriad of entertainment options, from street performers to high-end boutiques at Paradise Centre, ensuring an experience that is both unique and memorable. 

Positioned at the epicentre of this vibrant city, Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise offers an unparalleled accommodation experience, perfectly suited for those seeking to immerse themselves in the dynamic energy of the Gold Coast.

2. A Serene Escape at Kurrawa Beach

A serene escape awaits at Kurrawa Beach, nestled in the heart of Broadbeach. Here, the fusion of coastal tranquillity, golden sand, and urban vibrancy creates an unparalleled beach experience. Renowned for its expansive golden sands, this beach is a stone’s throw away from the chic streets of Broadbeach, offering a harmonious blend of relaxation and entertainment at local, popular spots such as Kurrawa Surf Club. It stands as a shining example of one of the best Gold Coast beaches you can find.  

Broadbeach’s Coastal Charm

Broadbeach offers a delightful mix of beachside tranquillity and urban sophistication. Whether it’s exploring Pacific Fair, enjoying live music, or dining in one of the many exquisite restaurants, Broadbeach caters to all tastes, promising a memorable stay. 

Elevate this experience by choosing Meriton Suites Broadbeach, a haven of elegance and comfort. Here, guests are treated to spacious, apartment-style accommodation that harmoniously combines the serenity of the beach with the luxury of upscale living, making it an ideal choice for both leisure and business travellers.

3. Natural Splendour at Burleigh Heads

Immerse yourself in the natural splendour of Burleigh Heads. Here, the iconic headland and the lush Burleigh Heads National Park unite, presenting a scenic backdrop for beachgoers and nature enthusiasts alike. Explore the hidden coves or enjoy a family picnic under the whispering pines, all while experiencing the serene beauty of this coastal haven. This area is an essential part of any comprehensive Gold Coast beach guide.

The Allure of Burleigh Heads National Park

The Burleigh Heads National Park offers a stunning blend of coastal and rainforest environments. The walking trails provide breathtaking views of the ocean and a chance to spot local wildlife. The park is a sanctuary for those seeking a peaceful escape from the bustling beach scene.

4. The Tranquil Beauty of Coolangatta Beach

At the southern summit of the Gold Coast, Coolangatta Beach unveils a tapestry of scenic beauty. Renowned for its tranquil beaches, such as Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta offers a peaceful retreat from the vibrant energy of the northern beaches. Here, the essence of the southern Gold Coast’s charm is evident, inviting visitors to revel in its serene ambience. Coolangatta Beach is a must-visit destination for those exploring the Gold Coast’s bountiful beaches.

Rainbow Bay

A serene jewel of the Gold Coast, Rainbow Bay offers calm, protected waters ideal for swimming and family outings. Its picturesque setting and gentle waves create a perfect backdrop for relaxation and beach activities, making it a beloved spot for locals and visitors.

Snapper Rocks

Famed as a premier surf destination, Snapper Rocks boasts the renowned Superbank surf break, attracting surfers worldwide. Its energetic waves and vibrant surf culture make it a must-visit spot for anyone seeking the quintessential Gold Coast surfing experience.

5. Kirra Beach: A Surfer’s Paradise

Kirra Beach at Kirra Point is a sanctuary for surf enthusiasts and beach lovers. Celebrated for its exhilarating waves and serene shoreline, Kirra Beach represents part of the Gold Coast’s rich surfing heritage. Whether you’re an aspiring surfer or seeking a peaceful beach day, Kirra Point promises an unforgettable coastal experience.

The Historic Kirra Surf Life Saving Club

Almost as famous as the beach itself, the Kirra Surf Life Saving Club, established in 1916, has been a cornerstone of the local community for over a century. The club’s deck offers stunning views of the beach, making it an ideal spot for a relaxing meal or drink​​.

Kirra’s Surfing Legacy

Often referred to as Australia’s ‘spiritual home of surfing’, Kirra is renowned for its iconic surf break, Kirra Point. The Point separates Kirra Beach to the north and Coolangatta Beach to the south and is part of the famous Superbank​​. The area’s surf culture is deeply ingrained, having nurtured champions like Mick Fanning to three World Champion victories.

Exploring the Southern Gold Coast’s Beaches

For those venturing further south, the allure of beaches on the southern part of the Gold Coast is sure to add some splendour to your coastal experience. Each southern Gold Coast beach boasts its own unique charm, from Miami Beach and its vibrant surf scene to Southport’s tranquillity. Forming a mosaic of individual stories and appeals, these beautiful southern beaches of the Gold Coast offer fantastic surfing and swimming spots as well as opportunities for maritime exploration. 

Southport’s Serene Splendor

As a hidden gem of the Gold Coast, Southport offers a tranquil escape from the bustling beachfront. Its lush parks, calm waters, and less crowded shoreline provide a peaceful haven for visitors. Meriton Suites Southport stands as a beacon of luxury amidst this tranquil backdrop. Boasting stunning views and exceptional guest services, it’s the perfect choice for those who appreciate the finer aspects of travel. 

Just a short distance from the excitement of Surfers Paradise and the charm of Broadbeach, Meriton Suites Southport offers the best of both worlds, combining serene relaxation with easy access to the vibrant Gold Coast lifestyle.

Beyond the Beaches

The Southern Gold Coast’s allure extends far beyond its stunning beaches, offering a treasure trove of experiences for both leisure and business travellers. From breathtaking scenic hikes and close encounters with diverse wildlife to vibrant markets and cultural festivals, the area is a vibrant tapestry of activities set against a backdrop of rich history and diverse landscapes. 

Staying at Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Meriton Suites Southport or Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise places you in the heart of this dynamic region, where every day is an opportunity for discovery. Here at Meriton Suites, we not only provide luxurious, spacious accommodations but we are also the gateway to an array of experiences that cater to every age, interest, and occasion. 

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a blend of both, our commitment to excellence and local knowledge ensures your stay is not just a visit, but a journey into the heart of the Gold Coast.

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