The health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community, our customers and City employees is our first priority.
Beaches and lifeguard services
With the recent announcements from the Queensland Government, there will be a carefully staged approach to easing of restrictions.
Beachside parking has reopened.
Gold Coast beaches are open for exercise and recreational purposes.
Flags have been removed from all beaches, however City lifeguards will remain on beaches to respond to any safety issues.
City lifeguard services will be reassessed on 18 May.
Please continue to follow current social distancing advice from the Queensland Government.
For the latest update on the City's response and changes to services, visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/covid19.
We love our beaches! Whether it’s fishing at Main Beach, surfing with the pros at Snapper Rocks, or watching the sunrise at Burleigh, everyone can enjoy a beach experience on the Gold Coast.
Trying to decide the best spot to swim, surf or relax but spoilt for choice? Use our interactive map to find patrolled beaches, facilities and more.Find a beach
Lights, camera, action! Check out all the action happening across our beaches in real time. Join in, or find a quiet spot to escape to and relax.Live beach cameras
Our Chief Lifeguard has been keeping swimmers safe on our beaches since 1973. Learn more about Warren Young, his team, and how to stay safe on our beaches.Our lifeguards
We’re making waves, literally! Read about our innovative beach projects, sparking interest around Australia and the world.Coastal management
Dive in and join us in taking action to ensure our beaches are clean, healthy, safe and accessible.Ocean Beaches Strategy 2013-2023
Ride a wave, feel the stoke! The Gold Coast is a genuine surfers paradise. Read about our unique surfing initiatives.Surfing
We keep our beaches beautiful with a little help from our friends. See who we’re working with.Our partners
Maintaining our pristine coastline is a balancing act and not everything goes.What's allowed on our beaches?