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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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Mudgee, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the beautiful beach and the great food. Lots of options for food. Street entertainers were a nice addition, as was the Friday evening street market. Very crowded over the holiday and evening is definitely geared for young adults.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful beach! White sand, lovely beach with patrolled lifesavers, clean toilet/change room and easy access for people with little ones.

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful beach. There are so many spots for swimming manned by lifeguards, constant surveillance by helicopter as well. Not one piece of litter in sight which was lovely. Added bonus of toilet facilities, BBQ facilities and picnic tables. Spectacular views and as it is so long it wasnt even majorly crowded over Easter weekend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This beach was beautiful like I expected the water was warm and the sand was hot. The waves are massive for you surfers for us not so much surfers, it's not so much in our favor. The beach is still a great place to relax and watch the surfers catch some waves.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place! White fine sand under your toes and the waves with the blue sky, it's hard to beat! Also so close to the central with amazing amount of choices for food, shopping, entertainment, and especially at night, there aren't many western countries that are still buzzing at night it's so refreshing. Would definitely visit again in the... More

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Toowoomba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

While it's probably way to crowded in summer during the Easter break the beach was perfect - clean white sand, watchful lifesavers, close to everything and just a natural beauty at any time of day or night.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

the best beach to be at all day long.. whether you are sunbaking or walking or swimming or eating at one of the beach cafe's across the road nothing beats surfer's paradise beach.. it is simply heaven by the sea......enjoy it today...

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The beach is clean and a pleasure to visit and go runs on. great for surfing. family friensdly and great to place to be at night

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If one is just rating the beach, this is one of the most spectacular in the world. The sand is powdery white, the beach wide and the sea a wonderful blue green with great waves for surfing. Best of all, most days - even during the busy times - you can find plenty of your own space without tripping over... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Not the cheapest ride in a lift But well worth it. When whale watch is on you will be able to dozens out to sea . The 360 view of Surfer's and beyond has a wow factor. Oh you can buy food and drink when up on the viewing deck but its a bit over priced. You can park off... More

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