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Burleigh Beach

Head to this quieter suburban stretch of the Gold Coast and discover a national park, white sands and Australian wildlife.

Burleigh Beach is one of the Gold Coast’s best beaches. This stretch of white sand is 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) long and a good place to relax, walk or splash around in the Pacific Ocean. The beaches are patrolled by surf life savers when it gets busy. The bigger waves are popular among surfers, and international and national surfing championships are held here regularly.

If swimming isn’t your thing, head out for a nature walk. From the Surf Life Saving Club, follow the long path along the esplanade to the parking lot at the end of Goodwin Terrace, where you’ll find the entry to Burleigh Heads National Park. From here you can take an ocean view circuit, just over a kilometer (0.8 miles) one way. Or, follow the rain forest circuit, a 2.3 kilometre (1.4-mile) return journey to a lookout point, where you might spot migrating whales between May and October. The view of the skyline of Surfers Paradise to the north will provide a good photo opportunity year-round, especially at sunset.

You can get up-close to Australian wildlife at the not-for-profit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to the south and further inland at the David Fleay Wildlife Park in Burleigh Heads. Feed the lorikeets and encounter koalas and crocodiles. See how threatened populations including the flightless cassowary, the small tree kangaroo, the furry bilby, and the odd-looking duck-billed platypus are being rehabilitated.

The nearby town of Burleigh Heads has plenty of restaurants and cafés. Enjoy the wide array of options, from tapas and seafood to organic vegan restaurants. Many of the bars host talented local musicians on weekend nights.

For a laid-back way to dine, pack a picnic and sit in Justins Park, which overlooks the beach. Kids will enjoy the playground here. It’s also the place where locals come to exercise or socialise. If you are here on the last Sunday of the month, pick up some locally made souvenirs at the arts and crafts markets, which are located just to the north of the park.

Burleigh Beach lies between the suburbs of Miami and Burleigh Heads, with Mermaid Beach at its northern border.

Burleigh Beach Hotels

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Outrigger Resort

Outrigger Resort

2007 Gold Coast Highway, Miami, QLD
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.7 out of 5 (656 reviews)

    Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nobby Beach and Burleigh Beach. Bond University is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

    Outrigger ResortAU$113

    28 May - 29 May

    Outrigger ResortAU$113
    Aussie Resort

    Aussie Resort

    1917-1921 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, QLD
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.2 out of 5 (113 reviews)

      Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Burleigh Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Bond University. Burleigh Head National Park and ...

      Aussie ResortAU$210

      1 Jun - 2 Jun

      Aussie ResortAU$210
      Le Beach Apartments

      Le Beach Apartments

      136 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (44 reviews)

        Offering direct access to the beach, this Burleigh Heads apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Burleigh Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Bond University. Nobby ...

        Le Beach ApartmentsAU$230

        7 Jun - 8 Jun

        Le Beach ApartmentsAU$230
        2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments

        2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments

        3 Second Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.7 out of 5 (184 reviews)

          Nestled on the beach, this Burleigh Heads apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burleigh Beach, Burleigh Head National Park, and Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural ...

          Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments

          Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments

          114 - 124 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (135 reviews)

            Nestled on the beach, this Burleigh Heads apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Burleigh Head National Park, Burleigh Golf Club, and Bond University.

            Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday ApartmentsAU$391

            1 Jun - 2 Jun

            Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday ApartmentsAU$391
            Burleigh Mediterranean Resort

            Burleigh Mediterranean Resort

            220 The Esplanade, North Burleigh, Burleigh Heads, QLD
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.5 out of 5 (471 reviews)

              Nestled on the beach, this Burleigh Heads apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nobby Beach and Burleigh Beach. Bond University is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) ...

              Burleigh Mediterranean ResortAU$199

              27 May - 28 May

              Burleigh Mediterranean ResortAU$199
              Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments

              Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments

              5 Fourth Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.6 out of 5 (129 reviews)

                Situated by the sea, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Burleigh Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Bond University. Burleigh Head National Park and ...

                Burleigh on the Beach Holiday ApartmentsAU$209

                27 May - 28 May

                Burleigh on the Beach Holiday ApartmentsAU$209
                Cashelmara Beachfront Apartments

                Cashelmara Beachfront Apartments

                170 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.3 out of 5 (29 reviews)

                  Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Burleigh Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Bond University. Nobby Beach and Burleigh ...

                  Cashelmara Beachfront ApartmentsAU$382

                  1 Jun - 2 Jun

                  Cashelmara Beachfront ApartmentsAU$382

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