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Address: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: The three-kilometer strip of golden sand between Surfers Paradise and the...
The three-kilometer strip of golden sand between Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean is Australia's iconic beach, a postcard-perfect locale that conjures up 'paradise' to millions.Throughout the year, our beach welcomes swimmers, joggers, surfers and strollers from around the Gold Coast, around Australia and around the World. There are a few simple things you can do to ensure that your day at Surfers Paradise beach is a safe and happy one.Always swim between the red and yellow flags. If the flags aren't up, it may not safe to swim, so always ask a lifeguard if it's safe to swim if you cannot see the flags. Check for additional beach signage, as this may change every day. Read the safety warnings. Check with a lifeguard about beach and water conditions if you're not sure it's safe. Put your hand up and stay calm if you get in trouble in the water. Stay sun safe: Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on sunglasses. Leave valuables at home or in your apartment.
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bustling nightlife

alive and vibrant place. Best for nightlife lovers and best beaches for family time ! Metro and buses at doorstep and scooty hire and car rentals in plenty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

alive and vibrant place. Best for nightlife lovers and best beaches for family time ! Metro and buses at doorstep and scooty hire and car rentals in plenty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

the beach is great, miles of nice white soft sand. It is nice plenty of park benches line the walking path to rest and watch the beach and ocean, there are also benches that are reclined facing the beach. Standing under the surfer's paradise sign reminds of of Waikiki beach. Plenty of shops and restaurants on the plaza. Very fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Big beach, big waves, big sun. And well patrolled by lifeguards who are pretty strick about staying between the flags - good as the rip can be rippy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We were in awe when we first arrived at this beautiful sandy beach on Queensland's Gold Coast. (Is it called the Gold Coast because of the golden sand or because of the big money the area seems to attract?) The stunning shoreline seemed to stretch forever. The three-kilometer strip of golden sand that is Surfers Paradise Beach had plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great surf! Challenging waves and really exhilarating experience. Felt totally safe with numerous life savers on site.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Brilliant! Surface Paradise Beach is absolutely amazing and the festival was on when we were there. Free shows and heaps of things happening. We had a ball!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Been here during the night & day time and it was amazing! Would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Surfer's.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The surf was like a washing machine. Dangerous for adults to swim, much less children. We usually go to Noosa but were holidaying with family in Surfer's. Do yourself a favour and go to Noosa instead...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Wow....stunning surf, white sand and clean. Plenty of life guarded areas which is needed as the surf can be pretty overwhelming for less experienced swimmers. Lots of eating places close by too.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous beach with ample space and very clean! Very nice for a walk, surfing or sun bathing. Absolutely stunning views of the coast and nice clean sand.

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