Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads

4.8
#2 of 10 in Beaches in Gold Coast
Sheltered from strong winds, the northeast-facing Burleigh Heads Beach is considered the Gold Coast's premier spot for swimming, body boarding, and surfing. The beach is home to hundreds of native birds and is lined by Norfolk Island Pines, which are reputably the oldest planted trees on this coast. The beach offers a wide strip of white sand where you can spend the day relaxing in the sun as well as several green areas often used by locals for weekend games of cricket. This area is rarely crowded and has lifeguards on duty every day. Nearby is a small village, which includes several cafes and shops. Plan to visit Burleigh Heads Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Gold Coast attractions using our Gold Coast visit planner.
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  • Clean Beach, just lay on there or take a book to read. It is so close to the water, national park and the city.  more »
  • A World famous beach with the Burleigh Break at the Southern End. Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club and Surf Club restaurant and facilities at the Southern end and North Burleigh Surf ...  more »
  • Really nice spot. A lot of families around and a very relaxed vibe. Tones of surfers enjoying amazing waves!! You get some unreal views of the Gold Coast skyline from here too!  more »
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  • Pleasant experience perfect waves. Beautiful weather. Esplanade walkway is a nice place to walk, run, cycle, or picnic. Note that some comments may be weather dependant
  • Great beach, just way too sandy.
  • We can see the beautiful skyline of the city from this place. The location of the beach is in a very nice area.
  • Needs more parking but burleigh is a beautiful place to be
  • Lovely beach but not crowded

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