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Known for its extensive coastline, the Gold Coast offers a variety of beaches; ranging from surf beaches to relaxing swimming beaches. Those looking for a dream honeymoon spot, a great family getaway or a relaxed beach holiday should choose the Gold Coast for their next holiday.

Aside from the wide range of beach activities, the Gold Coast also offers an assorted variety of attractions and family fun options for visitors of all ages.

Best Gold Coast Family & Dog-Friendly Beaches

Take a ride through sub-tropical rainforests and surf across the glistening beaches whilst holidaying at the best vacation spot in Australia.

The Gold Coast coastline extends over 57 kilometres and has a number of patrolled surfing beaches which is why the extensive coastline is as a haven for swimmers and surfers. With warm water and a temperate climate all year-around, the Gold Coast beaches are perfect enjoying all types of water activities.

Go swimming and snorkelling with your kids and family, even during the winter time. Even windsurfers enjoy the beaches all times of the year. Whale watching and kayak tours are also popular, with seasonal whale watching tours amongst the most popular activities in the area.

Beaches include a wide array of surfing, dog and family-friendly spots. Some of the best beaches are Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, the Spit, Burleigh Heads, Miami, Nobbies, Palm Beach and Coolangatta. In addition to these, you’ll also come across a number of small and quaint beaches along the coast.

Most of the beaches on the Gold Coast are lined with vibrant shopping avenues, restaurants and accommodation. The nightlife near the beach areas boasts a vibrant atmosphere with many activities, live music, street performances and various other entertainment options. The Star Casino also offers an excellent setting for those looking for gambling, gaming and live shows.

A number of community events are also hosted at the various beach sides; so for those with an interest in attending events or festivals, check out the events calendar to plan your visit.

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