Holidays in Burleigh Beach

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Burleigh Beach which includes a beach, skyline and general coastal views

Head to this quieter suburban stretch of the Gold Coast and discover a national park, white sands and Australian wildlife.

Burleigh Beach is one of the Gold Coast’s best beaches. This stretch of white sand is 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) long and a good place to relax, walk or splash around in the Pacific Ocean. The beaches are patrolled by surf life savers when it gets busy. The bigger waves are popular among surfers, and international and national surfing championships are held here regularly.

If swimming isn’t your thing, head out for a nature walk. From the Surf Life Saving Club, follow the long path along the esplanade to the parking lot at the end of Goodwin Terrace, where you’ll find the entry to Burleigh Heads National Park. From here you can take an ocean view circuit, just over a kilometer (0.8 miles) one way. Or, follow the rain forest circuit, a 2.3 kilometre (1.4-mile) return journey to a lookout point, where you might spot migrating whales between May and October. The view of the skyline of Surfers Paradise to the north will provide a good photo opportunity year-round, especially at sunset.

You can get up-close to Australian wildlife at the not-for-profit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to the south and further inland at the David Fleay Wildlife Park in Burleigh Heads. Feed the lorikeets and encounter koalas and crocodiles. See how threatened populations including the flightless cassowary, the small tree kangaroo, the furry bilby, and the odd-looking duck-billed platypus are being rehabilitated.

The nearby town of Burleigh Heads has plenty of restaurants and cafés. Enjoy the wide array of options, from tapas and seafood to organic vegan restaurants. Many of the bars host talented local musicians on weekend nights.

For a laid-back way to dine, pack a picnic and sit in Justins Park, which overlooks the beach. Kids will enjoy the playground here. It’s also the place where locals come to exercise or socialise. If you are here on the last Sunday of the month, pick up some locally made souvenirs at the arts and crafts markets, which are located just to the north of the park.

Burleigh Beach lies between the suburbs of Miami and Burleigh Heads, with Mermaid Beach at its northern border.

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Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments
Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
5 Fourth Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD
The price is AU$239 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in Burleigh Heads, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Surfers ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (260 reviews)
"Would definitely stay here again. Staff were wonderful. They were extremely flexible due to travel restrictions and maintained regular contact prior to our scheduled booking. Accommodation is in a great spot, close to beach & restaurants. Apartment & ammenities well maintained and very clean."

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2021

Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments
Le Beach Apartments
Le Beach Apartments
3.5 out of 5
136 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD
Offering direct access to the beach, this Burleigh Heads apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Burleigh Beach and North Burleigh Beach. North Burleigh ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (112 reviews)
"Very clean and comfortable apartment in a fantastic location."

Reviewed on 17 May 2021

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Le Beach Apartments
2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
4 out of 5
3 Second Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD
Nestled on the beach, this Burleigh Heads aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burleigh Beach, Burleigh Head National Park and Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (302 reviews)
"Great views, close to sll the restaurants in Burleigh Heads."

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

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2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
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Aussie Resort
Aussie Resort
3.5 out of 5
1917-1921 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, QLD
The price is AU$230 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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Le Beach Apartments
Le Beach Apartments
3.5 out of 5
136 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD
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Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments
Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
5 Fourth Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD
The price is AU$239 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
4 out of 5
3 Second Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD
2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments
Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
114 - 124 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD
The price is AU$354 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments
1bdr Funky Beach Pad Steps To The Beach W/ Parking
1bdr Funky Beach Pad Steps To The Beach W/ Parking
3 out of 5
The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD
1bdr Funky Beach Pad Steps To The Beach W/ Parking
Key Largo Apartments
Key Largo Apartments
3.5 out of 5
1911 Gold Coast Highway, Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads, QLD
The price is AU$298 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
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Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
4 out of 5
146 - 156 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD
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Holiday Unit by The Beach With Pool
Holiday Unit by The Beach With Pool
2.5 out of 5
Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, QLD
Holiday Unit by The Beach With Pool
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