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The Gold Coast

One of the most popular destinations in Australia offering a wealth of attractions, entertainment, facilities and services.

Beaches & foreshores

The Gold Coast's beaches and foreshores are famous around the world for their unique beauty and contribution to the region’s tourism industry.

For decades, people have flocked to enjoy over 52 kilometres of ocean beaches professionally maintained and protected by the City of Gold Coast (the City).

Enjoy our beaches and foreshores, but remember to do so safely and always look after our beautiful environment.

Dogs on the beach

Whilst dogs are not permitted within 200 metres of flagged areas on the city's beaches, the City has provided many dog-friendly beach areas for you to share with your pooch.

For information on where you can and can't have your dog on the Gold Coast, please refer to our Dog exercise areas page.

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