Family and kids Holidays

Gold Coast City is renowned for its unique and beautiful beaches and foreshores, with surf beaches stretching from the southern end at Rainbow Bay to Main Beach in the north, plus the beautiful Broadwater that starts in Southport and ends at Paradise Point, bounded by South Stradbroke Island on the east. Explore a few while on holiday with your family – you won’t be disappointed!

  • Rainbow Bay

    Rainbow Bay

    Rainbow Bay offers an extensive sandy beach and a sheltered area for swimmers close to shore. Stroll up to Point Danger and enjoy the magnificent views from all directions.

  • Greenmount


    Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the gentle surf of Greenmount beach. Spend the afternoon swimming and lazing on the sand or, in the cooler months, take a walk around the point to catch a glimpse of the whales on their annual migration and great views north to Surfers Paradise.

  • Coolangatta


    Coolangatta offers popular protected beaches with great surfing. Stroll along the bistros and cafes or enjoy the fantastic views from Point Danger where you can stand with one foot in NSW and one in Queensland.

  • Kirra


    Kirra is a surfing hotspot that challenges the experienced surfer and caters for beginners closer to shore. Marvel at the extensive stretch of sand as you stroll towards Greenmount.

  • North Kirra

    North Kirra

    A gentle swimming beach, North Kirra is ideal for a relaxing swim. Stroll along the esplanade or walk south to Greenmount.

  • Bilinga


    Enjoy the open beach of Bilinga or take a relaxing stroll along the walkway.

  • Tugun


    Tugun beach features BBQ and picnic areas making it a fantastic beach for families. The open beach is great for the family.

  • Currumbin


    Currumbin sports impressive views in all directions, while young families enjoy the gentle surf and rock pools.

  • Palm Beach

    Palm Beach

    Palm Beach offers a boardwalk with numerous table and chairs on the beachfront. Enjoy the open beach or relax while the children play in the playground.

  • Tallebudgera


    Tallebudgera caters for everyone. Head to the surf or enjoy the still waters of Tallebudgera Creek. – a great fishing spot

  • Burleigh Heads

    Burleigh Heads

    Venue for major international surfboard riding tournaments, Burleigh beach offers great surf. The Burleigh headland offers magical views north to Surfers Paradise.

  • North Burleigh

    North Burleigh

    Relax on the beach or enjoy a picnic on the deck. Walk up to the headland and enjoy the spectacular views.

  • Miami


    A peaceful and relaxing beachfront, Miami also BBQ and picnic areas. Walk up the cliff to enjoy the amazing views.

  • Nobby Beach

    Nobby Beach

    Nobby beach is a quiet beach for the family to relax. Take a stroll and view the magnificent sunrise.

  • Mermaid Beach

    Mermaid Beach

    An open beach located north of the town centre. It's named after the creek that empties nearby and is usually a bit quieter then the popular Main Beach.

  • Kurrawa


    Home to the Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club, excellent parklands and nearby dining and shopping. Plenty of space for a family barbecue. Check out the great playground facilities and the duck pond.

  • Broadbeach


    Well known for its wide expanse of sand and adjoining parkland. Take a walk along the ocean paths, enjoy the beach markets in Kurrawa Park and convenience of nearby shopping.

  • Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise beach extends for almost three (3) kilometres, its soft rolling waves are perfect for the beginner surfer. Cafes and shopping areas are just a short walk away. Beachfront markets operate every Wednesday and Friday (weather permitting).

  • Narrowneck


    An open beach with excellent conditions for swimming and surfing. An artificial reef protects the beach. McIntosh park is directly opposite and provides endless opportunities for family fun, and this is a great starting point to walk to the Spit

  • Main Beach

    Main Beach

    Enjoy one of the Gold Coast's best walks from Surfers Paradise north to cosmopolitan Main Beach. Grab a drink at the historic Main Beach bathing pavilion and continue north onto the Spit and the sand pumping jetty.

  • Couran Cove

    Couran Cove

    Couran Cove on South Stradbroke Island allows access to beaches on both the Broadwater and ocean sides of the island. The high ocean dunes are largely undeveloped and well stabilised, offering a spectacular vista of seemingly endless white beaches.

  • Broadwater


    The Broadwater is an expanse of still water stretching from Southport to Paradise Point. Parklands run along most of it, with BBQ facilities, kids playgrounds. On the eastern side is the Spit and South Strabroke island – great for fishing


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