22nd June, 2012

From Tweed Heads to Surfers Paradise Beach Guide

You won’t catch too many waves at Tweed Heads, but this gorgeous spot on the New South Wales and Queensland border marks the beginning of one of the most amazing stretches of beaches in the world. While it’s not a big distance between Tweed Heads and Surfers Paradise, some of Australia’s best beaches are jammed into this special little area. The following is a brief look at the main beaches going north from Tweed Heads to Surfers.

Snapper Rocks

Home of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro surfing competitions, this magic surf spot — also known as the ‘super bank’ — is where the experts come to show off their skills every year. It’s regarded by most as of the world’s best places to surf.

Kirra Beach

This fantastic spot is one of the most popular board riding beaches in the entire area, and is almost guaranteed to have something decent for you to surf. The waves are always better during the cyclone season, though you’ll likely never see Kirra without at least a few surfers out there carving it up.


If smaller surf and rock pools are more your style, head straight to Currumbin and you won’t be disappointed. With the wildlife sanctuary nearby, this beach is the perfect place to come and relax when you and your gang are done at the sanctuary.

Burleigh Heads

Stretching between Palm Beach and Miami is one of the more alternative areas of the Gold Coast strip, and another spot with remarkable surf conditions. Host of the annual Breaka Burleigh Pro (as well as countless other annual surfing contests), Burleigh sometimes even hosts the Quiksilver Pro if conditions aren’t good at Kirra or Snapper Rocks. Some of the best luxury apartments on the Gold Coast are located right here too.


One of the more popular family beaches due to the picnic areas and BBQs provided, this is a good spot to base yourself for a full day on the strip, as you’re within walking distance of almost everything.

Mermaid Beach

To get away from the crowds but still be right on the beach, this special little spot is for those less interested in surfing and more concerned with rest and relaxation. There’s a sheltered picnic area, and the surf here will be far more to your liking if you’re someone just looking to paddle around.


Apart from being another spectacular looking beach, Broadbeach has the bonus of having a large park area close by equipped with BBQs, benches, and everything you’ll need for that big family event.

Surfer’s Paradise

This gorgeous strip is the perfect place to base yourself on your Gold Coast holiday, with all kinds of luxurious accommodation in Surfers Paradise, along with great surf and a huge variety of dining options. On Friday evenings, the beachfront plays host to a bustling little market.

There’s a beach to suit everyone between Tweed Heads and Surfers Paradise, so if you’re looking for that classic Australian beach holiday, this is the place to come. You won’t find better beaches anywhere in the world.