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The Beautiful Beaches of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane & Gold Coast

By admin | July 1, 2017

Sunshine Coast:

 

The Sunshine Coast offers some of the best beaches for swimming, surfing and shopping around. Here are a few of the many beautiful beaches from which to choose.

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Kings Beach

Kings Beach, Caloundra, is on many of the top beaches list. Beachgoers love the space that this beach offers them. Swimmers can feel safe thanks to the patrols. Surfers enjoy the protection from the northern winds in the summer, making this spot popular amongst the wave riders. Kings Beach has an amphitheatre, which attracts music lovers from near and far.

 

Sunshine Beach

There is spacious feel to this beach, attracting families who enjoy swimming in the clear water and playing on the sand. An added plus is that the surfing is great at the beach too. Another advantage of Sunshine Beach is that dogs can run around off-leash and expend their energy chasing balls and socialising with other dogs.

 

Peregian Beach

Peregian Beach offers time away from the crowds and allows you to walk in peace and solitude. The stunning white sand dunes will charm you and allow you to relax. If you feel like some four-legged company, your dog is welcome too.

 

Noosa

If you would like to have the best of both worlds of swimming and shopping, then Noosa is the place for you. The Noosa Beach is patrolled, with your safety coming first. When you want a change of scenery, the shops on Hastings Street are just a short stroll away. All of this is within walking distance. Board riders have the opportunity to head out from the main beach to the Noose sandbar.

 

Mooloolaba

This is a gentle beach, ideal for little ones who are just learning to swim. It is also perfect for those who are not strong swimmers. If you want a day away from home, this beach offers plenty of cafes and refreshment stands.

 

For more information:

http://www.tourismsunshinecoast.com.au/top-5-beaches-sunshine-coast/

 

Brisbane

 

Here is a sneak-peek at the best beaches in Brisbane area. Aside from Brisbane’s unique city Streets beach at South Bank, which attracts year round visitors, Brisbane’s bayside offers gentle, sandy bay-beaches reminiscent of the English seasides.

Streets Beach South Bank

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http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/kids-outdoors-water-parks-outdoors-beaches-city/streets-beach-south-bank

A surreal contrast to the corporate bustle of the CBD across the river, Streets Beach offers pristine powder white sand, lifeguards and a place to soak up the sunshine. It takes pride of place in the parklands as Brisbane’s only city beach and is a beacon of what SEQ is famous for – sun, sea and sand. Popular amongst families with children, its shallow lagoon meanders under bridges and past islets of trees and picnic pavilions until it meets up with the superb Aquativity area.

 

Lower Moora Park & Beach Shorncliffe

This enchanting little bay has grassy stretches shaded by cotton trees, rock pools, modern white picnic shelters and BBQs. Ideal for children, the area has a playground featuring a series of interconnected timber forts with colourful animal woodcarvings entwined on inside posts as well as sea creature sculptures in the sand. It is located at the base of the Shorncliffe cliffs and offers clean modern amenities here too. Come in early or late for easiest access as this little bay is popular and can get very crowded, especially over the weekend.

 

Suttons Beach Redcliffe

Suttons Beach is one of the best swimming beaches on the peninsula. It is a little strip of patrolled sand and has gentle waves ideal for children and non-confident swimmers. Although much of its grassy foreshore is treeless, a shady strip of park with a playground fringes its northern end. The beach’s southern end has a scenic path that heads around to Woody Point via the Gayundah wreck.  At the northern end, you can get to Redcliffe town centre via Settlement Cove.

 

For more information:

http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/outdoors/beaches

Gold Coast

 

The Gold Coast’s huge number of pristine white beaches attracts tourists from everywhere. It is one of the most popular and highly visited tourist destinations in Australia. It has about 57km of coastline and features some of the most popular surf breaks and beach locations in not only Australia, but also worldwide.

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Broadbeach

This area, aptly named, has a long, clean stretch of beach that is easily accessible for both pedestrians and cyclists. Several large parks, which make for great picnic areas, border the beach. Broadbeach gives you plenty of choice on how to spend your leisure time and has an upbeat and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club staff patrol the beach, ensuring the safety of its swimmers. Alongside, the Broadbeach Surfschool offers surfing lessons and training.

 

Burleigh Heads Beach

Burleigh Heads and the point is a popular surfing destination due to its widely renowned surf break. Its large, scenic park overlooking the ocean is a popular hotspot for weekend barbecues and picnics. Burleigh’s beaches are a favourite amongst locals and can get busy.  When the surf is up, both participants as well as spectators turn up to make the most of it. Burleigh, protected by the point to the south, provides one of the best all-round swimming, bodyboarding and surfing beaches on the Gold Coast. Burleigh Heads often holds the Quicksilver Pro professional surfing contest when the conditions are not suitable at other alternatives such as Kirra.

 

Coolangatta Beach

Coolangatta’s two main beaches – Greenmount Beach and Rainbow Bay – are the Gold Coast’s only north-facing beaches. This helps to provide excellent, sheltered conditions that are ideal for swimming. Snapper Rocks, where you have an increased chance of seeing whales passing on their annual migration throughout the year’s cooler months, is just a short stroll away.  The coastal headland of Greenmount Point offers a great, picturesque vantage point to take in the coastal scenery.

 

Kirra Beach

Kirra Beach, often regarded as one of the world’s premier surf breaks, is host to both professional and amateur surfing competitions throughout the year. It has some of the best and most diverse surfing conditions along the Gold Coast. Swimmers and beginner board riders can enjoy the smaller surf found closer to the shore, while more challenging surf breaks can be found further out. These popular surf breaks can often become crowded with surfers. Kirra Beach also has beautiful Gold Coast scenery with scenic footpaths, headland, golden sands and greenery.

 

Surfers Paradise Beach

Stunning Surfers Paradise is probably the most famous beach on the Gold Coast. It is also the most popular and crowded beach due to its close proximity to the main attractions and theme parks, accommodation, nightlife and entertainment hub of the Gold Coast. However, the name “Surfers Paradise” can be a little misleading  as the conditions for actual surfing are no better (and often far worse) than other Gold Coast-area alternatives such as Kirra, Duranbah and Burleigh Heads.

For more information:

https://www.experienceoz.com.au/gold-coast-beaches-guide

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