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Surfer's Paradise Beach

The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5539 9299
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The three-kilometer strip of golden sand between Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean is Australia's iconic beach, a postcard-perfect locale that conjures up 'paradise' to millions. Throughout the year, our beach welcomes swimmers, joggers, surfers and strollers from around the Gold Coast, around Australia and around the World. There are a few simple things you can do to ensure that your day at Surfers Paradise beach is a safe and happy one. Always swim between the red and yellow flags. If the flags aren't up, it may not safe to swim, so always ask a lifeguard if it's safe to swim if you cannot see the flags. Check for additional beach signage, as this may change every day. Read the safety warnings. Check with a lifeguard about beach and water conditions if you're not sure it's safe. Put your hand up and stay calm if you get in trouble in the water. Stay sun safe: Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on sunglasses. Leave valuables at home or in your apartment.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“white sand” (86 reviews)
“life savers” (71 reviews)
“clean sand” (50 reviews)
The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5539 9299
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As expected it's a beautiful beach, very busy in parts, with good waves making it ideal to learn to surf and kite surf.

Thank welshman279
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy but attractive place. Plenty of shops and beautiful beach. Lovely walk along the beach side path to less busy areas of the beach.

Thank JEAN P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So many people on the beach but not many swimming due to choppy condition. The beach was lit up well so it was safe to go for a walk at night. That night had a market time which involved so many varieties of stuff ....More

Thank Toufic K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful beach miles of golden sand clean water and great waves. What more could you want in a beach

Thank Richard J
Reviewed yesterday

White sandy beach. Friendly life guards on duty all day to keep everyone safe. Waves can get quite big sometimes so always stay between the flags. lots of restaurants closeby. Lots of Toilets closeby too

Thank blackJaz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing beach to see. Clean and easily accessible. Well supervised by life guards. Some great little stalls to look at and buy from with restaurants close by also.

Thank Teegan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beach is beautiful the biggest issue i had was parking and how far it was to get to the beach but the beach was amazing kids loved it.

Thank Donna P
Reviewed yesterday

Loved Surfers Paradise, beautiful beach and lots of fun things to do and see. The night markets are great which are near the beach.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beach is really long with several good spots to swim under the watchful eyes of the lifeguards. Since they clean the beach almost every morning there isn’t much rubbish in the sand. And the fact that the shops and restaurants are just across the...More

Thank andersjhansson
Reviewed 2 days ago

Surfers Paradise Beach is really beautiful even though you can't swim in it much. It is especially beautiful at night with that gentle warm breeze. Great place to hang out and just soak in the atmosphere.

Thank Fabeanna
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29 October 2017|
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Response from wykecliffe | Reviewed this property |
Experience all times of day, we had a week there and enjoyed every single moment from morning to dusk.
19 August 2017|
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Response from SurfersParadise_GC | Property representative |
Hi mahfreaki - Go Ride A Wave are right on the beach in Surfers Paradise.
28 July 2017|
Response from SurfersParadise_GC | Property representative |
Hi Sonali, Thank you for your question. The lifesavers usually work extended hours from December/January Christmas holiday period to the end of March. However from April to November hours are 8am to 5pm. We hope you have... More