Burleigh Heads

Gold Coast
Burleigh Beach featuring city views, a skyscraper and tropical scenes

Enjoy this perfect weekend getaway destination with world-class surf breaks, white sands, restaurants, bars and nature walks to suit every type of traveller.

Burleigh Heads is known for its excellent surf beaches, relaxed atmosphere and proximity to the famous theme parks of the Gold Coast. Wade in for a swim or ride the endless waves or explore a nature reserve at your leisure. The beaches are well patrolled and the subtropical climate is ideal for outdoor activities year-round.

After a morning on the beach, enjoy the sights and sounds of Burleigh Heads by dining alfresco at one of the many nearby cafés and restaurants. Head to James Street for boutique shopping and dining options.

Take a picturesque walk around Burleigh Point on the beachfront. To spot some local wildlife, take a stroll through the Burleigh Heads National Park. The park has a rainforest cover, mangrove trees, volcanic columns and birdlife. If you prefer a guided walk, take a tour with Geo-Nature Walks and Tours to learn about the Aboriginal history and geology of the area. In winter and spring, keep an eye out for dolphins and whales around the headland.

View nature up close at the David Fleay Wildlife Park or head further out to visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. See native wildlife, such as koalas and crocodiles, and feed colourful lorikeets.

The annual highlight is the nostalgic Cooly Rocks On festival, which is all about vintage cars, dancing to live music, retro markets and street parades. The festival attracts some of the biggest names in Rock ‘n’ Roll, Swing and Rockabilly, so check the website when it is on and take a trip down memory lane.

Burleigh Heads stretches as far north as Miami Headland, Miami, and as far south as Tallebudgera Creek, Palm Beach. The Gold Coast’s exciting theme parks are just short drive away and public transport can take you there too. Take a trip to Movie World, Sea World, Wet‘n’Wild or Dreamworld for a day of entertainment or thrilling rides.


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Pacific Regis Apartments
Pacific Regis Apartments
3.5 out of 5
30-40 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, QLD
Offering direct access to the beach, this Burleigh Heads hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Burleigh Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. David Fleay Wildlife ...
4.1/5Very Good! (189 reviews)
"Location location... with the best morning views you could ask for as step straight out front for your morning runs or walks and good coffee 50m away.. Great friendly and helpful staff.. Very clean rooms and facilities..small gym(no weights,cardio only) Both pools very well kept..highly recommend ..."

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2021

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Burleigh Mediterranean Resort
Burleigh Mediterranean Resort
4 out of 5
220 The Esplanade, North Burleigh, Burleigh Heads, QLD
Nestled on the beach, this Burleigh Heads apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Burleigh Beach, Nobby Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Pizzey Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (732 reviews)
Amazing sunsets from the balcony
"Second time visitor to Burleigh Mediterranean. Fabulous location across the road from patrolled beach and looking out over the pine trees to the Oacufic."

Reviewed on 22 May 2021

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Burleigh Beach Tower
Burleigh Beach Tower
3.5 out of 5
52 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads, QLD
Located in Burleigh Heads, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burleigh Head National Park and Burleigh Beach. Mallawa Drive Sports Complex and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (130 reviews)
"Great location. Great views. Best spot on the coast."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

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Burleigh Beach Tower
Boardwalk Burleigh Beach
Boardwalk Burleigh Beach
4 out of 5
1877-1879 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, QLD
Located in Burleigh Heads, this beach apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Burleigh Beach, North Burleigh Beach, and Burleigh Head National Park. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)
"Amazing hotel in a great location. Everything you could want was on hand, couldnt fault it in any way. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the area"

Reviewed on 30 May 2021

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Gemini Court Holiday Apartments
Gemini Court Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
45 Hayle Street, Burleigh Heads, QLD
This family-friendly Gold Coast apartment building is located on the riverwalk, within a 5-minute walk of Burleigh Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. North ...
4.4/5Excellent! (391 reviews)
"Amazing view"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

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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 apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burleigh Beach, Burleigh Head National Park and Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (301 reviews)
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"A great 3 night break at this venue. Spacious 2 bedroom apartment with great ocean views. Could not fault the layout & cleanliness of the apartment. The communication from establishment of booking in/booking out was excellent & friendly. The indoor pool/spa was an added bonus. Thank you for a wonderful ..."

Reviewed on 9 Jun. 2021

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2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments
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