Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, Surfers Paradise

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  • Not much has changed in the beachfront markets in the 4 yrs since our last visit to the GC. We went on a Friday night and it was quite busy. Lots to look and see, but pretty stock standard stuff such ...  more »
  • Agreeing with recent posts. The vendors here have only changed in one fashion since last coming to these markets years ago. That's most of the vendors seem massively bored, unfriendly and wishing they...  more »
  • Quite small markets. Worth a look if you in the area but wouldnt plan my day/trip/visit around it. A few vendors with jerky, fudge, nuts, popcorn and the usual tourist stuff (candles, soaps, name on r...  more »
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  • Impossible to get a parking spot. When you do, you have to pay for it, even on weekends. Far Too crowded. Not really that many stalls. Usually spend more time walking through the mail and shopping complex across the road.
  • The market itself is nice with some beautiful local products. However the stall where they offer opal jewellery is to avoid! After several questions because it was quite dark, I finally bought a ring which cost me 90$ supposed to be made from natural Australian opal and after closer examination by an expert this opal is nothing more than a fake (man-made). The seller is untrustworthy and not friendly at all! Really disappointing memory...
  • One cannot argue that the location along the beach is truly nice. Somehow the markets however fail to distinguish themselves from the many many others that are in so many other locations. It's the same products for sale in the same kind of rented stalls, the same t-shirts, the same China made toys, sunglasses, beach wear, flip flops sprinkled in with the obligatory "all natural" cream that heals everything from pimples to cancer while the stall next door offers organic whatever that in his opinion will lead to world peace - if only more people used it. One highlight was a place that allowed you to get up close with a few Macaws, a nice experience (at a price though).
  • Not a bad night out to walk the beach and maybe pick up a couple of good deals. Give yourself about half-hour to walk the market and if its a nice night time to enjoy the beach.
  • Was there on 29 Apr & 1 May. There were more stall on 28 Apr as it was a sunny day but 50% lesser on 1 May which was a wet one. The stalls sell local produces, such as food, clothes, toys, candles, aroma therapy oil, soaps, figurines, cooking utensils, etc. There's also animal (snake, lizard, baby crocodile etc) show. Also portrait drawing and family band playing. Do not expect the night market to be like those in Southeast Asia otherwise you will be disappointed. The local and tourists walked by the 2 rows of stalls assembled along the 500 metres long beachfront esplanade. A good evening stroll, enjoying the Pacific breeze will be a good choice. Buying something will be a bonus. Haha. Remember to take a picture with the 2018 Commonwealth Games Countdown Surf Board.