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South Stradbroke Island

South Stradbroke Island surf

South Stradbroke Island is one of more than 360 islands within Moreton Bay. The southern end of South Stradbroke Island fronts the Broadwater, and the tip marks the Gold Coast Seaway.

The island has hundreds of wild wallabies that are well known for joining campers at their fires.

Beach safety

Please note, beaches on this island are not patrolled.

To ensure your safety, if you would like to visit a beach that is patrolled, see our beach map or download our beach patrol information sheet.


South Stradbroke Island has the following facilities for beachgoers:

Getting there

South Stradbroke Island can be visited by private or hire boat, water taxi, sea plane, jet ski or local cruise boats. Visit Gold Coast Tourist Parks for more information.


South Stradbroke offers one of the best open beach breaks along the Australian east coast. It’s fast paced and attracts experienced board riders.

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