Where to stay on the Gold Coast
If you're looking for glitz and glamour, Surfers Paradise is the place to be. Home to the Gold Coast's most popular beach – not to mention a lively pedestrian mall and party scene – this neighbourhood is chock-full of entertainment from sunrise to sun down. And with plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets, you'll have no problem finding the perfect place to stay.
Located just south of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach is a hotspot for foodies and families alike. Dig in to some of the Gold Coast's best restaurants or grab a towel and stretch out on the sand. With tons of waterfront accommodation to choose from, you'll never be far from alfresco dining or the sea.
If you'd prefer to stick to the north side of the shore, Main Beach is just the ticket. Only a short drive from the heart of Surfers Paradise – and less than 30 minutes from the region's famed theme parks – this seaside suburb puts all the best things to do in the Gold Coast within reach.
Situated on the far southern end of the Gold Coast, Coolangatta is a laidback alternative to the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Broadbeach. And with world-class surf spots like Snapper Rocks and Duranbah on its doorstep, this seaside town is an ideal spot to catch a wave. Travelling with kids? The nearby Rainbow Bay offers safe and sheltered swimming for little ones, with loads of accommodation and dining nearby.