Tallebudgera Beach

Tallebudgera Beach

Tallebudgera or ‘Tally’ is at the northern end of Palm Beach. The beach is a top spot for dog owners, as there’s an off leash area adjacent to the training wall at the northern end.

Swimming

Tallebudgera Beach has one patrolled lifeguard tower:

  • Tower 16 – Tallebudgera Drive, near Tallebudgera Surf Lifesaving Club
    Patrolled by lifeguards between 8am and 5pm, every day all year round

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

Surfing

Tallebudgera is part of the World Surfing Reserve. This beach is subject to an increase in wave energy due to the reduced sheltering effects of Snapper Rocks and the orientation of the coast, which tends to be more easterly.

There are beach breaks along most of the beach offering plenty of waves for keen surfers or clubbies. Beware of the Tallebudgera Creek entrance and fast-moving tidal surges. Surfers should always assess conditions. If in doubt, don't paddle out. For more information, visit our Surfing page

Facilities

To view the facilities available at this beach including accessibility features, use our interactive map.

Getting there

Public transport Translink buses run along the Gold Coast Highway past Tallebudgera 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 a car park at the surf club and creek, as well as some on-street parking on the western side of the Gold Coast Highway. Take note of parking signs and/or line markings before heading to the beach.

About Tallebudgera Beach

Tallebudgera or ‘Tally’ is at the northern end of Palm Beach and joins the creek of the same name. The Tallebudgera Surf Club overlooks the beach and has views to the lush Burleigh Headland in the north. The beach is a top spot for dog owners, as there’s an off-leash area adjacent to the training wall at the northern end.

Tallebudgera Creek, around the corner from the beach, is one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic natural spots. It’s sheltered, crystal clear waters flanked by Burleigh Heads National Park, are popular with locals looking to picnic, swim and paddleboard.

There is a popular park in front of the Tallebudgera Surf Club that contains toilets, barbecues, tables, shelters, playgrounds and beach showers. There is another park with toilets, changerooms and a playground alongside Tallebudgera Creek.