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The best Gold Coast beach walks

By admin | October 19, 2015

Something that you should definitely take advantage of when coming to the Gold Coast, is the amazing walks and hikes. You’ll get to see some of the ‘secret spots’ that the locals enjoy whilst also enjoying a healthier holiday. These walks are our top picks and we walk them regularly ourselves. They are also extremely close to your resort and easy to find.


Burleigh beach strip, South to North

This walk starts on the south of Burleigh Heads. You firstly get a great view of the city from the headland of Burleigh and this is in sight as you walk towards north Burleigh along the beachfront. Once you have reached the end of the beach you can walk up to the North Burleigh lookout, which has spectacular views of the Tallebudgera estuary mouth, the lower part of Gold Coast city and the Tweed Coast. This walk is very easy as it is all on flat ground. It is around 5km in return distance (2.5km one way).

view of the southern GOld COast and Tweed Coast

View of the southern Gold Coast and Tweed Coast


 Currumbin Alley

Currumbin beach is an incredible part of the gold coast, and is not a regular tourist destination. ‘The alley’ is a local surfing hot spot. This beach walk is surrounded by hills, so that is another option if you are looking for a bit more of a challenge! The walk starts at ‘The Alley’ beach front and continues down to the end of the beach strip. This walk is only 3km in return distance. You’ll also find a lot of amazing local cafes on your walk to grab a coffee or some breakfast!

the view from the start of this walk

The view from the start of this walk


Hills just behind the Currumbin beachfront

Hills just behind the Currumbin beachfront


Burleigh Headland

Burleigh headland is an incredible walk. There are two options for this walk, the lower path or the higher path. Both are pram friendly and are moderate intensity hikes. Both paths finish in the Tallebudgera creek, which is a great place for wave free swimming. Aboriginal tribes used to inhabit this land, there is a great sense of history in the rainforest. Info signs along the way teach about the history, wildlife and scenery. This is definitely our top pick when it comes to walks on the gold coast.

view from the higher path in bureligh ehadland

View from the higher path in Burleigh headland

Broadbeach Oceanway

Starting at the Kurrawa surf lifesaving clubhouse, this path stretches to the edge of Surfers Paradise. This walk is close by and a really relaxing way to start the morning. A large playground is also right near the beginning of this walk, and the path is bike and pram friendly.

sunrise at kurrawa beach

Sunrise at Kurrawa beach



We hope you enjoy our beautiful beaches here and who knows, we might even see you out on your walk!



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