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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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I live here, so I admit to some prejudice. This is a beautiful beach with nearby facilities to rival the world's best. If you are on the beach, on any given day, you are surrounded by bodies beautiful (and not-so-beautiful,) all in pursuit of the perfect tan. The big difference is that you will not be cramped for space. Surfers... More

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Gold Coast
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our beautiful long Surfers Paradise Esplanade is a " Mecca. " for anyone! Surfers, walkers, tourists, swimmers or just sunbathers! Plenty of accommodation right on beach frontage and a shopping mall nearby for provisions if necessary. What more could one want! Life guards in attendance for assistance , strategically placed. Markets on beach some evenings. Watch the sun rise from... More

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great beach, well patrolled and right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. One tip I would add though is to try to get there in the morning. As the sun sets in the afternoon the highrises shade the beach which can make it a little cool depending on the time of the year you visit. Remember always... More

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EVERETT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just read the other reviews.....I have lived here and traveled from Surfers Paradise for about 17 years now,.....Surfers Paradise beach has become a sparkling , clean, white soft sand, tourist attraction.It still amazes me how many people travel from overseas to Surfers Paradise, and expect it to be a little "Hamlet"....the world seems to know Byron Bay,..however it isn't until... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Of course I am biased, I live here. Seriously this is a beautiful beach. Night markets, Nightclubs, great restaurants and the beach, a little slice of heaven with a twist. Please swim between the lifeguard flags, this is surf beach and can be treacherous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Walking along the beach in the early morning is not to be missed - and it's free! Plenty of life guards if you want to swim, and plenty of places in Surfers for an early breakfast/cup of coffee.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great Beach, it's just a pity that there is so much road works, that it makes getting there so very hard. Very little or very expensive parking. Around the place

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Pasir Ris, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

As we stay near to the beach, and i like beach very much, it is always everyday we went there for surfing...and swimming. Dated 11.4.14, there are having an event along the surfers paradise beach. There are having symphony music. It is wonderful and having relaxing moment there. Superb!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We are so lucky to have some of the most amazing beaches in the world right here in Australia and there is no wonder why this beach is always busy - it's absolutely beautiful. And so many convenient shops and restaurants right by the beach.

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cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is paradise the expanse of beach is amazing. Such a beautiful place is hard to explain but it so worth a visit :)

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