Holidays in Surfers Paradise Beach

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Surfers Paradise Beach showing skyline, a beach and general coastal views

This stretch of beach is known for its regular sets of rolling waves, with high-rise hotels and bustling nightlife along the sandy shore.

Take a swim, surf the waves, get your kicks on a jet-boat ride, spot whales, browse the market and shops, and then join the crowds for a drink at one of the night clubs or pubs. Compact Surfers Paradise has accommodation, shopping, nightlife and the beach all within walking distance.

The first European settlers named this coastal settlement Elston in 1889. Hotelier Jim Cavill built the Surfers Paradise hotel in 1925, and eight years later he succeeded in having the town renamed for promotional purposes. Cavill Avenue and Cavill Mall are now locations for shopping and indoor attractions, such as the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum.

The landscaped shore provides a scenic esplanade for jogging. Surfing schools are everywhere, whether you’re a beginner or looking to sharpen your board skills.

Sunset kayaking tours on the inlets around Chevron Island take you past decadent private estates. Take a jet-boat ride through the waves at speeds of up to80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour), or soar above the water on a parasail.

Ride the Q1 Residential Skyscraper elevator 230 metres (755 feet) up to the SkyPoint observation deck and enjoy a cocktail and dinner with a great view. Book a SkyPoint Climb to reach the very top of Q1, some 40 metres (131 feet) higher than the observation deck. See if you can spot misty sprays on the horizon, a sign that humpback whales are around. For a closer look, book a whale-watching tour departing from Surfers Paradise from May to October. If you’re lucky, you might capture a whale breaching on camera or feel the spray as a pectoral fin slaps the water surface.

Wednesday and Friday nights mean market time on the esplanade. Enjoy the sea breeze and check out the local art, fashion, jewellery and produce. Grab a bite to eat at one of more than 100 stalls, or visit a restaurant. Surfers Paradise is always fun, with year-round surfing events, festivals and beach entertainment.

Surfers Paradise is located between Broadbeach and Main Beach along the Gold Coast Highway. Rooms in high-rise hotels provide panoramic views of the Coral Sea.

2731 Cheap Hotels Near Surfers Paradise Beach

Mantra on View Hotel
Mantra on View Hotel
4.5 out of 5
22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$136 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps away from Surfers Paradise Beach, Infinity Attraction and Adrenalin Park. Chevron Renaissance and Slingshot ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (970 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

Mantra on View Hotel
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$189 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
This family-friendly Gold Coast hotel is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Beach. SkyPoint Observation Deck ...
3.7/5 Good! (971 reviews)
"Great location with amazing views."

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2021

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
5 out of 5
Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
The price is AU$189 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Located in Broadbeach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Slingshot are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,276 reviews)
"All good thank you"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2021

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Surfers Paradise Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
3.5 out of 5
86 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$108 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$189 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Mantra on View Hotel
Mantra on View Hotel
4.5 out of 5
22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$136 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Mantra on View Hotel
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
5 out of 5
Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
The price is AU$189 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
Q1 Resort & Spa
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$243 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Q1 Resort & Spa
Mantra Legends Hotel
Mantra Legends Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd. & Laycock St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$142 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Mantra Legends Hotel
QT Gold Coast
QT Gold Coast
5 out of 5
Cnr Gold Coast Highway And Staghorn Ave, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$179 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
QT Gold Coast
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$170 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
5 out of 5
2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
The price is AU$128 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
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