Currumbin Beach

Currumbin Beach

Currumbin Beach is a picture-perfect stretch of sand between two rocky outcrops, and plays host to several major annual events including the Swell Sculpture Festival. The surf club offers one of the best vantage points of the famous Surfers Paradise skyline of anywhere on the Gold Coast.


Currumbin Beach has one patrolled lifeguard tower:

  • Tower 11 – Pacific Parade, near Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club
    Patrolled by lifeguards between 8am and 5pm, every day all year round

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


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. Surfers should always assess conditions. If in doubt, don't paddle out. For more information about this surf break, check out 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 Pacific Parade at Currumbin 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 There is limited parking at the surf club. On-street parking is available in surrounding streets. Take note of parking signs and/or line markings before heading to the beach.

About Currumbin Beach

Currumbin Beach is perfect for swimming and surfing. It’s also home to the popular Swell Sculpture Festival each year in September.

The Currumbin Beach Vikings 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.

There’s also plenty of other things to do nearby, with the surf museum and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary within walking distance of the beach.

There are parklands and an oceanway running along Currumbin Beach that contain tables, beach showers and shade structures. Public toilets are on the opposite side of the road from the beach at the southern end and in the park opposite Currumbin Alley to the north.