Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads

(4.9/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Sheltered from strong winds, the northeast-facing Burleigh Heads Beach is considered the Gold Coast's premier spot for swimming, body boarding, and surfing. The beach is home to hundreds of native birds and is lined by Norfolk Island Pines, which are reputably the oldest planted trees on this coast. The beach offers a wide strip of white sand where you can spend the day relaxing in the sun as well as several green areas often used by locals for weekend games of cricket. This area is rarely crowded and has lifeguards on duty every day. Nearby is a small village, which includes several cafes and shops. For Burleigh Heads Beach and beyond, use our Miami trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Miami vacation.
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  • One of the best beaches on the Gold Coast! Lovely area for swimming, walking , dining and holidaying generally. Lots of accommodation in area. Handy to bus transport . Car parking can be busy so go ea...  more »
  • After spending time on the beautiful beach you can wonder into the Burleigh Headlands for a wonderful walk with spectacular views up and down the coast. After the children have been put to bed a visit...  more »
  • Easily one of the best places to take the family. Patrolled and close to everything you need. Parking is also close. There are BBQ areas in the gorgeous park close by. Some gorgeous views to go with i...  more »