Our beautiful Gold Coast beaches are popular for good reason. It's our job to ensure this high demand doesn't impact the health and safety of beach users and the environment.
We've developed a management plan for commercial activities on our beaches outlining what's hot and what's not when it comes to our coastline. Note that allowed activities listed below require a licence or permit.
Your pooch can enjoy our beaches too! In accordance with Council's Local Law No. 12 (Animal Management) 2013, Council has designated certain animal control areas on our beaches (Tallebudgera Beach, Palm Beach and The Spit) where dogs can be exercised off leash.
* subject to local law change.
A permit is required to use a park, reserve, foreshore or beach for other animals, for example a horse.