Palm Beach & Surrounds
Gold Coasts Hidden Gem
Are you planning a holiday and searching for a place to stay on the Gold Coast? Or are you a Palm Beach local and want to know what’s happening in your neighbourhood?
Palm Beach is one of laid-back living and is one of the best examples of where rambling beach shacks still survive, perched petulantly on million-dollar blocks. Surfers and sunbakers flock to Palm Beach for its wide, sandy and spectacular beach. There’s also a variety of eating options here. Accommodation options consist of everything up to the top end of town, but we reckon you can’t go past a beach shack for a bit of coastal character.
Palm Beach is just 10 minutes from the Coolangatta airport and 15 minutes from Surfers Paradise.
Australia’s Palm Beach has thrice been crowned Queensland’s cleanest beach.
Palm Beach is a north-east facing beach that runs four kilometres from Currumbin Alley to Tallebudgera Creek to the north. The rich history of Palm Beach includes The Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club, built in 1930 and drawing clubbies to 'Palmy' from Brisbane on the weekends. The foreshore has remained an integral part of the suburb’s identity and is a popular destination for many.
A trio of Surf Life Saving Clubs patrol this beautiful stretch of sand including Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club (to the south), Pacific Surf Life Saving Club (north Palm Beach) and Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club.
The community is an example of laid-back living where iconic beach shacks meet multi-million dollars homes that line the beachfront. Shops and cafes are conveniently located within walking distance of the beach. Palm Beach has also built a name for itself as one of the city’s up and coming venue precincts with trendy bars and restaurants regularly popping up. For more information on Palm Beach, especially the best places to eat visit Destination Gold Coast
Whether you’re looking to take a dip, bask in the sun, exercise or go for a fish, there’s something for everyone. The long sandy beach features several flagged areas for patrolled swimming and ample space for sun bathing and relaxation. The northern and southern ends of the beach are dog-friendly areas while beachfront paths and exercise equipment provide great outdoor workout activities. Palm Beach also offers quality diving with marine life at Bait Reef while fishers can enjoy on-shore and off-shore fishing at this location.
Palm Beach and Tallebudgera are part of the World Surfing Reserve and are popular beach breaks with surfers. This beach is subject to an increase in wave energy due to the reduced sheltering effects of Snapper Rocks and the orientation of the coast tends more easterly. There are excellent beach breaks along most of the beach providing a playground for body surfing, short boarding, long boarding, stand-up paddle boarding and other surf-related activities. Beware of the Tallebudgera Creek entrance and fast-moving tidal surges.
Between the two creek entrances there are several flagged areas for patrolled swimming. Make sure you swim between the red and yellow flags which indicate that the beach is patrolled! Palm Beach has four patrolled lifeguard towers including one located at the beach end of Tallebudgera Creek:
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