North Burleigh is a relatively straight stretch of beach which abuts a rocky headland to the north.
North Burleigh has 2 patrolled lifeguard towers:
Make sure you swim in the patrolled area between the red and yellow flags.
Ocean conditions are highly variable depending on prevailing swell direction, wind, tide and sand bar formation. If the beach breaks here aren’t working, it’s a nice walk south down the beach to the renowned Burleigh Heads point break. Surfers should always assess conditions. 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.
Locals refer to the headland as Miami Hill or Little Burleigh Head. The platform at the summit of Mick Shamburg Park offers sweeping views north to Main Beach and south to Coolangatta.
This end of the Burleigh strip tends to be quieter but the North Burleigh Surf Club is popular with locals. There are several cafés close by along the Gold Coast Highway. North Burleigh Beach is also close to the Miami retail precinct which has a supermarket and many cafés.
The parklands contains toilets, barbecues, tables, shade structures, playgrounds and beach showers. The oceanway runs through the parklands along the length of Burleigh and North Burleigh beaches.