Broadbeach is a family-friendly hub with shopping centres, restaurants and parkland that stretch across 2 kilometres of pristine beach. With ample playgrounds, barbecues and picnic areas this beachside suburb has something for everyone.

Back in 1934, the South Coast Bulletin newspaper announced Broadbeach as a seaside township boasting surveyed allotments. Up until the mid-1950s the foreshore was mined for its mineral sands which led to the rehabilitation of sand dunes to grassed areas and trees.

Today Broadbeach is a vibrant business and family-friendly entertainment precinct. Its parks are home to events including weekend markets and weekday yoga classes. There's also an adjoining mall close by with alfresco dining including everything from gourmet delis, to bistros and brasseries making for a perfect family day out.

For more information on Broadbeach, especially the best places to eat visit Destination Gold Coast.

Beach usage

Every beach along our coastline is unique and used for many different activities, such as swimming, surfing and walking the dog. We've been working to understand which beaches are our most popular and how each is used by our community and visitors.

Broadbeach attracts up to 50,000 visitors each year, making it quieter than neighbouring Kurrawa beach. It's primarily local residents who come to use this beach from the medium and high density residential suburbs nearby.

Most visitors to Broadbeach come to exercise, play and relax, while only a small percentage surf here.


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

Broadbeach has 4 patrolled lifeguard towers:

  1. Old Burleigh Road in front of Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club is patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day all year round.
  2. Margaret Avenue is patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day all year round.
  3. Australia Avenue / Broadbeach Boulevard is patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day between November and April.
  4. Chelsea Avenue / Broadbeach Boulevard is patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day all year round.

Please note all beaches are patrolled during Queensland school holidays.

For more details download our Beach patrol information sheet(PDF, 1MB)


Broadbeach beach is next to popular parklands that contains toilets, barbecues, tables, shade structures, playgrounds and beach showers. It is also in close proximity to a significant retail commercial area and hosts a market in the nearby parkland every second Sunday.

Broadbeach has the following facilities for beachgoers:

For more information about accessible facilities in this area download the Broadbeach mobility map.

Getting there

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

Please note 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 Broadbeach. The G:link light rail also runs to the Broadbeach shopping precinct. Use Translink's journey planner to plot your trip to the beach.

Active travel: Use our Walking and cycling maps for the Central Gold Coast and surrounds to plan your walk, run or bike ride to the beach.