Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads

4.9
#2 of 11 in Beaches 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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  • This is a beautiful stretch of beach with lovely soft sand and great waves. I spend at least 1 week a year in Burleigh and sometimes more if I can. There is a great walking/cycling track alongside the...  more »
  • Lucky Australians to have such a spectacular long beach in a nice community like Burleigh Heads. This is a wide beach with powdery golden sand. Lots of space for everyone to relax on a Saturday aftern...  more »
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