Surfer's Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise

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With a name like Surfer's Paradise Beach, you know the waves here have to be pretty good. The town beach for the Gold Coast City suburb of Surfer's Paradise offers 3 km (1.85 mi) of golden sand. Give surfing a shot on the gentle breaks here or ride bigger waves if you're more experienced. This is also one of the most popular places for beach volleyball in Australia--join a social game if you're up for making some local friends. If you're here at night on Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday, shop for crafts and vintage items from more than 100 stalls at the free Beachfront Markets. To visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and other attractions in Surfers Paradise, use our Surfers Paradise holiday planner.
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Where to stay in Surfers Paradise

A huge draw for international vacationers, Surfers Paradise is home to a varied selection of lodgings that include spacious rental apartments, high-rise hotels, and economical backpacker hostels. Predictably, room prices rise significantly the closer you get to the water. To enjoy the best waterfront accommodations, stay at one of the area's luxury resorts, offering suites with sea views and every imaginable modern amenity. For a more affordable stay, consider a mid-range room in the surrounding suburbs, like Southport or Main Beach.
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  • By far the busiest and most crowded beach in Gold Coast. It is also the most diverse with cultures of people because it is the tourist beach and the spot everyone goes to when they come to the city. T...  more »
  • Very beautiful and calm . The sand is white and soft . Peaceful place and not too crowded. McDonald's is very close to the beach .  more »
  • We walked along this beach before lunch and it was nice weather and the sun was out. My partner walked along with his top off because it was that warm and I even got the sunscreen out as I thought I'd...  more »