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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%
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“life guards” (158 reviews)
“white sand” (77 reviews)
“clean sand” (47 reviews)
The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5539 9299
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Reviewed yesterday

It is not what I consider a perfect beach, but still it is very nice. There is life guards all along the beach and you should respect that you only swim between the flags - there are plenty of them. A long the beach there...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best time? First thing in the morning. Take a camera, the sunrise are spectacular even better when the beach is nearly empty.

Thank amazon36
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice neat tiday beach. Very little litter. Very busy. Sufficient amount of life guards. Great to walk along for as long as you please.

Thank Bec M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice and big beach! A bit windy at certain time of the day but nothing too difficult to handle, bathrooms available.

Thank Monadadb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been coming to this beach since I was 8yrs old. I came to Surfers every year for about 9-10 yrs. Then stopped coming for years because I became independent & more interested in travelling all around the world. As happens to most 18+ yr...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been coming here since 2009 and cannot stay away from the place. It has everything you want in a holiday. Sea; beach; sunshine (most days!); a fantastic light rail (tram) taking you for a few dollars (on a Go Cart) from Broadbeach to...More

Thank Herpam D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The beaches here are amazing, the sand is so white and the water so blue. It is a large beach and you can go for long walks on the beach, it is lovely for families always swim between the flags and Life Guards are on...More

Thank S6526UEthomasr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Vast expanse of sand for kilometers. Excellent surf beach. Just off the beach is Surfers Paradise where you can buy all the usual souvenirs, plus hats, sunglasses, and most importantly sun damage creams. On beach weather days the sun will burn you very quickly. There...More

Thank dbre2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing clean secure fun love it I really enjoyed the clean sand and security life hard was professional highly recommend no charges surfing good sport early Morning so far no sharks I saw beach always clean recommended

Thank ahmeds904
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walked along the beach front and it was beautiful.. well maintained.. sand was lovely, yellow and clean.. Toilets were clean..

Thank Darcie_1988
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August 20, 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.
Sonali B
July 28, 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
Sonali B
July 26, 2017|
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Response from SurfersParadise_GC | Property representative |
Hi Sonali, There are no lifeguards on the beach at this time so we wouldn't recommend it. We hope you have a great time in Surfers Paradise :) - Marketing Team