Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads

4.9
#2 of 167 in Outdoors 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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  • what a wonderful place to visit with a bit of everything for all. there is the connection with nature and the amazing views both of the ocean and coastal lines up and down Queensland Sunshine, Gold Co...  more »
  • The beach here has something for everyone. Great walks, cafes, playgrounds and several toilets. Many areas for parking.  more »
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