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The Gold Coast

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

Miami Beach

Miami Beach

Miami Beach occupies the southern one kilometre beach between North and South Nobby. Founded in 1946, the Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club was once known as the Ipswich Railway Surf Life Saving Club.

Beach safety – swim between the flags at one of our patrolled lifeguard towers

Make sure you swim between the red and yellow flags, which indicate that the beach is patrolled.

Miami Beach has two patrolled lifeguard towers:

  1. Marine Parade and Hythe Street, at Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Patrolled between 8am and 5pm, all year round.
  2. Marine Parade, opposite Santa Monica Road. Patrolled between 8am and 5pm on weekends, between September and April.

Note: all beaches are patrolled during Queensland school holidays. For more details, download our beach patrol information sheet.

Beach closures

For details of beach closures and water quality issues, visit the “Alerts” page of our Media Centre or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Beach projects

For information about current coastal management projects, see our Beach projects page.

Beach weddings

There is no charge to hold your wedding ceremony on one of our beaches however it does need to be approved by the City.

Find out more, including how to apply for approval, on our Beach weddings page.

Facilities

Getting there

Parking: There is a car park at the surf club and plenty of on-street parking available in side streets. Please make sure that you take note of any applicable parking signs and/or line markings before heading to the beach.

Note: Be aware that our beaches can get very busy on weekends and during school holidays, reducing the amount of available parking in the area.

Public transport: Translink buses run along the Gold Coast Highway past Miami Beach. Use Translink’s journey planner to plot your trip to the beach.

Active travel: Use our walk and cycle guide for Miami Beach and surrounds to plan your walk, run or bike ride to the beach.

Surfing

Miami Beach is an open beach break with waves that suit all board riders. Visit our beach cameras page for the latest beach conditions.

What’s allowed on Gold Coast beaches?

Dogs are allowed on a leash on most Gold Coast beaches, but not within 200 metres of flagged areas. If you’d like to take your dog to an off-leash beach exercise area, see our off leash dog exercise areas for Main Beach/The Spit, Tallebudgera and Palm Beach for more information.

Our What’s allowed on Gold Coast beaches? page provides a summary of other activities that are/aren’t allowed.

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