Main Beach is north of Surfers Paradise and feeds into The Spit. Beach goers can enjoy long expansive stretches of sand and space with a great view south to the city skyline.
Main Beach has 2 patrolled lifeguard towers:
Make sure you swim in the patrolled area between the red and yellow flags.
Beach breaks extend the full length of the beach. Wave quality at beach breaks along this stretch can be highly variable depending on prevailing swell direction, wind, tide and sand bar formation. Surfers should always assess conditions and if in doubt, don’t paddle out. For more information, visit our Surfing page.
To view the facilities available at this beach including accessibility features, use our interactive map.
The name Main Beach is descriptive since it was the main surf beach for the town of Southport and the earliest surveyed town in the immediate area.
To the south are the high-rise buildings of Surfers Paradise and to the north are the natural areas of The Spit. Visit Southport's closest surf beach or explore the cafés, fine dining and boutiques that line Tedder Avenue.
Main Beach has parklands that contain toilets, barbecues, tables, shade structures, playgrounds and beach showers. There is oceanway along some sections of Main Beach, while other parts are fronted by private homes and apartments.