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The Gold Coast

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

Palm Beach and Tallebudgera

Palm Beach and Tallebudgera

Palm Beach is a four kilometre and north-east facing beach that runs north from Currumbin Alley to Tallebudgera Creek.

Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club (south), Pacific Surf Life Saving Club (north Palm Beach) and Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club form the trio of surf clubs that patrol this beautiful stretch of sand, which is garnished with multi-million dollar beach homes.

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.

Palm Beach has five patrolled lifeguard towers, including one located at the beach end of Tallebudgera Creek:

  1. South Palm Beach, (945 Gold Coast Highway, on the beach side of Palm Beach Parklands). Patrolled on weekends between 8am and 5pm, from September to April.
  2. Jefferson Lane, at Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day, from November to April.
  3. Gold Coast Highway, at Pacific Surf Lifesaving Club (1291 Gold Coast Highway). Patrolled on weekends between 8am and 5pm, from September to April.
  4. Tallebudgera Drive, at Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club. Patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day, all year round.
  5. Gold Coast Highway, at Tallebudgera Creek (beach side). Patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day, from November to 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 are car parks at the surf clubs 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 through Palm 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

There are excellent beach breaks along most of the beach, but beware of the Tallebudgera Creek entrance and fast-moving tidal surges. 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 Palm Beach, Tallebudgera and Main Beach/The Spit 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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