Holidays in Burleigh Beach

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

2661 Cheap Hotels Near Burleigh Beach

Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments
Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
114 - 124 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
Stay at this 4-star beach apartment in Gold Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (248 reviews)
"Nice apartments in the perfect location. Can't get much better than Burleigh Heads!"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2022

Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments
Burleigh Mediterranean Resort
Burleigh Mediterranean Resort
4 out of 5
220 The Esplanade, North Burleigh, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Gold Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (760 reviews)
"Lovely apartment with views overlooking the beach. Easy walking to restaurants and shops."

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2022

Burleigh Mediterranean Resort
Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
4 out of 5
146 - 156 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Gold Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a sauna. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (165 reviews)
"We absolutely loved staying here and would go back again next time. Staff were fabulous, location was fabulous. Loved sitting on the balcony watching the waves. Highly recommended. Plenty of room for a family of 6."

Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2022

Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
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Outrigger Burleigh
Outrigger Burleigh
3.5 out of 5
2007 Gold Coast Highway, Miami, QLD, 4220
The price is AU$150 per night from 7 Sep. to 8 Sep.
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Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments
Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
114 - 124 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
Southern Cross Beachfront Holiday Apartments
Burleigh Mediterranean Resort
Burleigh Mediterranean Resort
4 out of 5
220 The Esplanade, North Burleigh, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
Burleigh Mediterranean Resort
Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
4 out of 5
146 - 156 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
Burleigh Esplanade Apartments
Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments
Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
5 Fourth Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
The price is AU$245 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Burleigh on the Beach Holiday Apartments
Boardwalk Burleigh Beach
Boardwalk Burleigh Beach
4 out of 5
1877-1879 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
Boardwalk Burleigh Beach
2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
4 out of 5
3 Second Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
Luxury Beachfront Sky Home - Ocean Views
Luxury Beachfront Sky Home - Ocean Views
Burleigh Heads, QLD
The price is AU$11,778 per night from 12 Aug. to 13 Aug.
Luxury Beachfront Sky Home - Ocean Views
Pacific Regis Apartments
Pacific Regis Apartments
3.5 out of 5
30-40 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
Pacific Regis Apartments
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