Currumbin Beach

Whether you're visiting the state's only surf museum, taking a dip in the postcard perfect Currumbin Creek Estuary, or getting up close and personal with mother nature at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, there's never a dull moment when it comes to this delightful coastal jewel voted Queensland's cleanest beach in 2013.

The Currumbin Surf Lifesaving Club is worth a stop to experience absolute beachfront dining nestled next to Elephant Rock. Climb the stairs to the platform at the top of Elephant Rock and take in the spectacular views to Surfers Paradise in the north and Coolangatta to the south. To top it off, a host of modern cafés and eateries share beachfront vistas all the way along Pacific Parade.

For more information on Currumbin, 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.

Currumbin beach attracts up to 50,000 visitors each year and is generally much quieter than neighbouring Currumbin Alley. It's predominantly local residents from the surrounding medium to high density suburbs who visit the beach.

More than 60% of people use this beach to exercise, play and relax. Many visitors choose to surf at nearby Currumbin Alley.


Currumbin is part of the World Surfing Reserve and is popular with surfers. This beach break tends to experience larger waves, from a wider directional range than the neighbouring southern beach breaks due to the reduced sheltering effects of Greenmount and Snapper Rocks.


Make sure you swim between the red and yellow flags which indicate that the beach is patrolled. Currumbin Beach has a patrolled lifeguard tower at Pacific Parade, at Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club (741 Pacific Parade). The tower is patrolled between 8am and 5pm every day all year round.

Please note all beaches are patrolled during Queensland school holidays.

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


Currumbin beach is next to parklands that contain toilets, tables and shade structures and beach showers. This beach is in close proximity to a small retail commercial area. The designated oceanway also passes next to the beach with plenty of bike parking.

Currumbin Beach has the following facilities for beachgoers:

Getting there

Parking: There's a car park at the surf club and plenty of on-street parking available in side streets. Be sure to take note of any applicable parking signs and/or line markings before heading to the beach. Please note 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 Pacific Parade at Currumbin Beach. Use Translink's journey planner to plot your trip to the beach.

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