Bilinga Beach

Bilinga Beach aerial image

Due to the protected nature of this beach, the wave conditions are usually calmer at Bilinga than its neighbouring beaches, making it an ideal place to swim.


Bilinga Beach has one patrolled lifeguard tower:

  • Tower 7 – Golden Four Drive, near Bilinga Surf Life Saving Club
    Patrolled by lifeguards between 8am and 5pm, all school holidays and weekends between September and April from 8:30am to 3pm.

Make sure you swim in the patrolled area between the red and yellow flags.


Bilinga is a relatively protected long stretch of Gold Coast beach which is part of the World Surfing Reserve. The beach breaks are typically sheltered from strong south-east winds. Surfers should always assess conditions. If in doubt, don't paddle out. For more information about this surf break, visit our Surfing page.


To view the facilities available at this beach including accessibility features, use our interactive map.

Getting there

Public transport Translink buses run along the Gold Coast Highway past Bilinga Beach. Plan your trip using Translink's journey planner.
Active travel Walk, run or bike ride to the beach. Plan your trip using our walking and cycling maps.
Parking On-street parking is available in surrounding streets. Take note of parking signs and/or line markings before heading to the beach.

About Bilinga Beach

Bilinga is a quaint beachside suburb on the southern end of the Gold Coast. It's a favourite with holidaymakers because it is close to Coolangatta and the Gold Coast Airport. Just around the bend from this area you'll find the world-famous stretch of surf beaches Kirra, Greenmount and Snapper Rocks.

There is seating, bike racks, path lighting and beach showers along the Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway.