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Surfer's Paradise Beach

The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: The three-kilometer strip of golden sand between Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean is Australia's iconic beach, a postcard-perfect locale that... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is one of must see beaches in Gold Coast, Australia...clear water, white sands, beautiful scenery.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I've been to surfers beach now 5ish years in a row a couple trips per year, and i think I've swum in the beach once or twice in total. Rough currents, over shaded by the tall building, crowded by tourists, & more negative than anything else is the CONSTANT & unrelenting wind that just blows everything away. No good unless... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

You can say what you like but just look at it….stand on the sand look way North now turn and look way South….if that little exercise did not mesmerise you, enchant you and leave wishing you could pitch a tent and stay forever….Then you must be the sort of people that would be disgrunteld at winning $8 million in Lotto... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

silky sands, nice waves, not crowded, close to entertainments, nice weather, family friendly. Lots of restaurants around

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Loved how they fixed it up, Charlie's restaurant nice food. GReat service. Time zone still a winner with the kids. Great shopping, great food places. Banks easy access, the trams installed looked great but we hired a car & didn't need to use them. The pedibikes were great. Another way to get around surfers. We walked everywhere. Our resort was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Be aware that despite the name, this is NOT the best beach for surfing in Gold Coast. Nothing compared to Burleigh or Snapper. On top of that, the beach is usually crowded with tourists. Knowing that, Surfers is great if you want to go to the beach and later enjoy a nice bar, restaurant or movies. It is almost a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Clean and large expanse of sand. What an Australian beach is really about. Surf OK, watch out for stingers but a really fantastic beach. Lots of room and no lounges or obstructions to block view

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Surfer's Paradise Beach is a long white-sand beach that runs alongside Surfer's Paradise. There are BBQs up near the road - near the central part of Surfer's Paradise. Food available nearby. Good luck trying to get a parking spot. (Don't even try double parking for a minute - there are police and parking meter attendants everywhere.) The beach itself is... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We were there in October 2013! The view along the beach is very nice & peaceful! You won't regret to be there with your families & friends!

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

There is no other word but magnificent for the beach at Surfer's, an endless stretch of white sand free of debris with a constant surf - a real pleasure to enjoy.

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