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Burleigh Heads Beach, Gold Coast

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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. Plan to visit Burleigh Heads Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Gold Coast attractions using our Gold Coast visit planner.
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  • I haven't been to Burleigh for many years. So special to be back to enjoy the pristine beach & surrounds. Certainly a lot more crowded than years ago, although it was the tail end of 'Schoolies... 
    I haven't been to Burleigh for many years. So special to be back to enjoy the pristine beach & surrounds. Certainly a lot more crowded than years ago, although it was the tail end of 'Schoolies...  more »
  • The sand was clean, water was crystal clear. The surf was pretty rough with the sandbar, but still great to swim in. There weren’t as many people here as you would see at surfers paradise or... 
    The sand was clean, water was crystal clear. The surf was pretty rough with the sandbar, but still great to swim in. There weren’t as many people here as you would see at surfers paradise or...  more »
  • Yet another fabulous Gold Coast Beach, perhaps not as busy as some. It's an obviously justifiable famous surf beach and watching the surfers going through their paces was the highlight ifor us. 
    Yet another fabulous Gold Coast Beach, perhaps not as busy as some. It's an obviously justifiable famous surf beach and watching the surfers going through their paces was the highlight ifor us.  more »
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  • honestly one of my favourite beaches in the world, even though during summer the waters may still be a little too chilly for foreigners like me but the locals love it and it has the perfect waves to surf or just enjoy swimming in the ocean.
  • Burleigh Beach is one of my favourite beaches to go to, the views are always amazing, the water is beautiful and always great to go for a swim. Plenty of restaurants and cafe's near by and alot of walking space to explore.
  • All along this coastal area in Burleigh Beach in the Gold Coast is fabulous! Such nice weather and scenery everywhere you look. It’s never a dull moment and all you need to do is grab a coffee and people watch. It’s so pleasant! 👍😎
  • Beautiful beach for a swim & feed. Perfect for families as well. I’ve been here multiple times now - never had something bad to say about Burleigh Beach.
  • Beautiful beach with flags for designated swimming areas with life guards. Busy on the weekends and sunny days but still plenty of space to lay out a towel and set up for the day.

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