Holidays in Surfers Paradise Beach

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

2597 Cheap Hotels Near Surfers Paradise Beach

Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
3.5 out of 5
86 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$155 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Gold Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Surfers Paradise Beach ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (174 reviews)
"It is a lovely place"

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$180 per night from 19 Jul. to 20 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Gold Coast. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (950 reviews)
"Good hotel at the perfect location- closer to shopping area and beach"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2022

Novotel Surfers Paradise
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
31 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$155 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Gold Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
"Great place to stay. Close and convenient to central Surfers Paradise, team stop at the front door, friendly helpful staff facilitated a later checkout to assist us. Would recommend staying here."

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2022

voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
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

Dorsett Gold Coast
Dorsett Gold Coast
4 out of 5
1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach, QLD, 4218
The price is AU$143 per night from 21 Jul. to 22 Jul.
Dorsett Gold Coast
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
3.5 out of 5
86 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$155 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$180 per night from 19 Jul. to 20 Jul.
Novotel Surfers Paradise
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
31 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$155 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
Q1 Resort & Spa
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$330 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Q1 Resort & Spa
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$269 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
3.5 out of 5
122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$206 per night from 3 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
4.5 out of 5
42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$179 per night from 19 Jul. to 20 Jul.
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
Rhapsody Resort
Rhapsody Resort
4 out of 5
3440 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is AU$234 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Rhapsody Resort
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.