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#1 bloodorange

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:01 PM

We're heading to gold coast mid feb and was looking at staying somewhere not too busy and with a great beach. And with some nice cafes restaurants not too far
Had in mind Miami beach, burleigh. Palm beach.
Any thoughts on these areas. We will have a car

thanks

Edited by bloodorange, 07 November 2012 - 11:03 PM.


#2 tamietamara

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

Broadbeach, Burliegh, Kirra, and around Coolangatta are my faves. Broadbeach and Burleigh are both a little busier than my other two faves, but also more cafes etc. Kirra is an awesome family friendly beach and also has a pizza hut dine in restaurant on the beach front. Anywhere but surfers, which is crazy busy and packed out and very touristy.

#3 nothing123

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

Burleigh and Palm Beach are lovely, as is Currumbin (just south of Palm Beach).   The Gold Coast highway runs a couple of blocks away from the beach here and there are great headlands and lovely beaches.  Still plenty of restaurants within walking distance on the main strip but the opportunity for a quieter holiday beachside.   Further north (Broadbeach, Surfers) are very busy and noisy and Surfers Paradise in particular has a lot of nightclubs and the associated sleazy night life that goes along with it.  The beach is also busier and not as picturesque as it's narrow and straight.   I'm not a fan of Mermaid, but all the areas south are just beautiful.


#4 Frau

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:26 PM

I'd say Burleigh, but that's really the only one I've been to recently. /it was great though

#5 Pearson

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:03 AM

Depends what do you want from the beach? Surfing etc for adults and older kids? A splash area for little ones? A beach is not just a beach!

I like coolangatta.  Around the corner is kirra, for surfing etc, or a bit further a walk, d'bah. Greenmount and rainbow bay for a protected beach for little ones to play and paddle in. Coolangatta has fantastic cafes and restaurants, movies, supermarkets, and massive variety of accommodation. End of february they have the quicksilver pro too.

#6 idignantlyright

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:14 AM

I love currumbin, palm beach or burleigh. I am biased though, because I grew up at currumbin and we used to swim in the estuary all the time. Did nippers/nipperettes at currumbin. Dad used to go rock fishing at currumbin or take the boat out.


#7 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

I vote for Burleigh, or Currumbin, beautiful beaches, nice cafe's etc and not too over crowded .

#8 Teajay

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

Hubby & i went to broadbeach for our honeymoon and lovd it. We also went to Burleigh heads with the children this past july school holidays. Burleigh is definately more child friendly!

#9 Therese

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

I love Burleigh original.gif

#10 PrincessPeach

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

Any of those will be fine, although at the moment there isn't too much beach around Miami at high tide - we have had huge problems with errosion over winter this year.



#11 Oatley

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

What's a good sheltered beach/creek for swimming with little ones? Down the southern end of the Gold Coast.

TIA

#12 LookMumNoHands

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

I vote for Coolangatta. The beach is fantastic, it's not too busy, and the main shopping area is really nice (well, it was when I went there last back in 2007  biggrin.gif )

I had the best meal I've ever eaten at one of the restaurants there. I'll never forget it.

Have a great holiday!

#13 yabbadabbadoo

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

Coolangatta is great.  Have a look at Kingscliff also.  It is in NSW but if you have a car it is so close to the Gold Coast.  There is a Peppers and Mantra there and very kid friendly.

#14 idignantlyright

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

We used to go to an excellent mexican restaurant at coolangatta. Apparently their lunches are really cheap.

#15 Fire_fly

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

Another for coolangata or burleigh. The Mexican at Coolangatta is awesome and they have fire twirling and music at burleigh beach on a Sunday arvo. Both have great cafes and are kid friendly.

#16 bloodorange

Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

QUOTE (Pearson @ 08/11/2012, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Depends what do you want from the beach? Surfing etc for adults and older kids? A splash area for little ones? A beach is not just a beach!

I like coolangatta.  Around the corner is kirra, for surfing etc, or a bit further a walk, d'bah. Greenmount and rainbow bay for a protected beach for little ones to play and paddle in. Coolangatta has fantastic cafes and restaurants, movies, supermarkets, and massive variety of accommodation. End of february they have the quicksilver pro too.


thanks to everyone for responding. seems like im looking at the right areas then for the type of  holiday that i was after.  We're looking at renting out a beach house for a week, just so we have space for our toddlers and i dont have to worry about balconies.


#17 bloodorange

Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 08/11/2012, 09:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any of those will be fine, although at the moment there isn't too much beach around Miami at high tide - we have had huge problems with errosion over winter this year.


thanks for the heads up princess peach

#18 *Lib*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

Yep I vote for Coolangatta too! Close to lots of fun things to do, currumbin sanctuary, twin towns (which has a kids club) Kirra surf club (great for dinner) Day trip to Byron bay, tropical fruit world.........

#19 PrincessPeach

Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

In saying that, council is trying to fix it & there are beaches with plenty of sand on them as well - kirra & northcliffe are two i can think of straight up.

#20 serendipity5

Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

What is the name of the Mexican restaurant?  We're going up there soon and love Mexican!!

Also, we want to stay a night or two in a high-rise looking over the beach.  Not too worried if it is the Surfers end or more south, just want to give the kids the experience of standing on a balcony and seeing all that gorgeous ocean in the day and the lights of the Gold Coast at night.  Any suggestions?  Imperial Surf looks close but seems a bit hit and miss in the reviews.  We need a 2BR place.




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