Other than theme parks, Gold Coast is known for their beautiful beaches that stretch on forever. Sunny yet cool, the beautiful weather all year round, even in winter, makes Gold Coast the perfect beach destination in Australia.
I could just laze my day away at the beach all day with a book, feeling the powdery soft sand between my toes and listening to the roar of the crashing waves. When I get bored of sitting down, up I go to take a walk along the beach, where the finely milled sand makes you feel like you’re walking on silk.
How divine.
Some of you may know that I typically avoid the sun like the plague, and the only time I am willing to get out in the sun is when I am at the beach, not without slathering on sunblock of course. I love beaches and during my recent trip to Gold Coast, I visited several of them.Here are some of the beaches that left a deep impression on me:
1) Surfers Paradise




Surfers Paradise is the most popular beach in Gold Coast, which also makes it the most touristy. It stretches over 3 kilometres and depending on your preference, you could either join in the crowd and people watch or find a quiet spot to indulge in a little me-time, all against the backdrop of towering skyscrapers.
Just so you know, none of these photos in this post required any editing on my part. Yes, the gorgeous deep blue gradients, dramatic cloud formations and beautiful beaches are all real.
Pretty amazing isn’t it?


Romper from Alice McCall
If you stay till the evenings on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, you can also visit the beachfront
markets and check out the fresh bakes (I loveee fudge!), produce, art
and craft and souvenirs. While you are at Surfers Paradise, I would also highly recommend that you visit SkyPoint Observation Deck for a bird’s eye view of Gold Coast. Aside from its glowing beaches, you will be treated to a breathtaking view of Gold Coast’s waterways. Fun fact of the day: Did you know that Gold Coast has more waterways and canals than Venice?  





General admission tickets are priced at A$22 for adults and A$13 for children. There’s also a family pass for 2 Adults + 2 Children priced at A$57.

If you are up for some adrenalin-pumping action, try the SkyPoint Climb. The climb is conducted outdoors and takes you right to the top of the building. We were all ready to book a slot but eventually decided against it because we found out that no cameras are allowed, which we thought was quite a waste.

If you are interested, tickets are priced at A$69 for adults (Day Climb) and A$49 for children (Day Climb), and A$80 for adults (Twilight Climb) and A$69 for children (Twilight Climb).


SkyPoint Observatory Deck


Level 77 of Q1 Resort
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Queensland, 4217 Australia




+61 7 5582 2700

2) Nobby Beach



If a little peace and quiet is what you are after, head over to Nobby beach. An oasis of calm and serenity, there’s hardly anyone around at all. If I were staying in Gold Coast, I would come here everyday just to chill out and unwind after a long day at work.
Nobby beach gets extra bonus points as one of our favourite restaurants, Sparrow Eating House (owned by the same people behind Elk Espresso) is located just a stone’s throw away.

3) Coolangatta Beach


Coolangatta beach is the nearest beach to the airport and is located close to several cafes and shops.

We were in Coolangatta for breakfast at The Black Sheep, which serves up delicious meals and good coffee. After the hearty meal, we really needed to walk it off and it didn’t take long before we found ourselves on Coolangatta beach. We hadn’t planned on visiting the beach that day, hence my rather inappropriate attire drew curious stares from the beach-goers lining the shore.



This beach seemed very popular among families and the locals so if you want to feel like a local, this is the beach to go. We also chanced upon an interesting cluster of rocks which provided a great backdrop for my OOTD pictures.



4) Broad Beach
We visited Broad Beach slightly before 6 a.m. on the last day of our trip and was greeted by vibrant shades of orange, red and blue as the sun peeked out from the horizon. .
Broad Beach is relatively quieter than Surfers Paradise but I was amazed to see many joggers along the beach early in the morning. Foodies will also be happy to know that Broad Beach is close to popular restaurants such as RockSalt Modern Dining (we had dinner there and the food was delicious!), Social Eating House, Verve and many others.


The waves are generally too
strong for swimming in Gold Coast, but you have to visit the beaches here if surfing is your cup of tea. No idea how to surf? Surf schools are aplenty so if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always take up surfing lessons and ride the waves. Even if you don’t wish to enter the sea, take a walk
towards the waves, twiddle your toes and enjoy the moment as the waves crash onto shore and
break into delightful white foam at your feet. Trust me, it’s worth it.