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Gold Coast Oceanway

A network of shared cycle and pedestrian paths providing access to our beautiful beaches and more opportunities for active travel.

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Gold Coast Oceanway

We're improving the 36 kilometres of shared cycle and pedestrian paths along the Gold Coast's iconic coastline.

View the Oceanway factsheet and map.

Current Oceanway projects


Planned Oceanway projects

  • Currumbin – Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club to Tomewin Street and Kropp Park to Wagawn Street
  • Main Beach – John Kemp Street to Cable Street.
  • Mermaid Beach – Peerless Avenue to Chairlift Avenue (part of Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3).
  • Palm Beach South – Twenty Third Avenue to Lacey’s Lane (to be confirmed).
  • Tugun – Wagawn Street to Elizabeth Street.

See the Oceanway map for construction dates. Please note dates and details are subject to change and are dependent on funding and Council approval.


Completed Oceanway projects


Planning

We have invested in improving the quality and capacity of the Oceanway since the early 2000s. We are working to provide a continuous path from the Gold Coast Seaway to the New South Wales border.

Council of the City of Gold Coast adopted the Gold Coast Transport Strategy 2031 in 2013. This prioritised the delivery of a safe active transport network that helps make wheeling, walking and cycling attractive alternatives to the car.

A key action of the strategy is to complete the continuous active travel network along the coastal strip to encourage healthier and more sustainable transport choices from coastal residents and visitors.

Our Oceanway network improves accessibility for people with mobility or vision impairments. It provides more opportunities for everyone to explore Gold Coast beaches and places of interest along the coast.

Features and facilities

The Oceanway path is between 3.5 metres to five metres wide to provide space for pedestrians and cyclists.

Public facilities along the Oceanway path include:

  • barbecues
  • seating
  • toilets
  • viewing platforms
  • showers
  • bike racks.

Funding

To assist with funding for the program, the City applies to the State Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grant (CNLGG) program for a 50 per cent contribution of project costs.

CNLGG funding is applied for each section of Oceanway. Refer to project pages for more details on project costs and funding.

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