The Gold Coast is renowned for it’s surfing beaches, but what about a more relaxed environment if you just want to chillax with the littlies?
Well, don’t worry folks, the Gold Coast has got that covered too. Make sandcastles, dig holes and splash in the shallows of one of these perfect child friendly beach zones. Slip, Slop, Slap. Let us present to you the best beaches on the Gold Coast for families with kids.
1. Tallebudgera Creek Inlet
Located on the southern side of Burleigh Headland is the very popular Tallebudgera Inlet. And while it can get busy on weekends, there’s plenty of room to share. Tallebudgera Inlet offers up plenty of sand and shallow water on both the north and south sides of the bridge. The south side even has on-duty lifeguards during the busy season. There’s a car park on the ocean side of both the northern and southern side of the bridge. The water is crystal clear, with nothing but sand on the creek bed floor.
2. Currumbin Creek Inlet
Separating Palm Beach and Currumbin Beach is the Currumbin Creek Inlet – another great beach for families with kids. Here is a magical mix of sand, shallow waters and sand bars for the kids to have a ball. You can generally park your car less than 50 metres from where you will lay down your towels. To top it all off, there is always a number of ice cream vans to help cool you down after lunch. Would you like a flake in that? Yes please!
3. Seaworld Drive
If you’re looking for something a bit more secluded and less populated, look no further. Follow Seaworld Drive as far north as you can up to the top of ‘The Spit’ and then turn left. Follow this road for about 500 metres and you will have dozens of private little beaches all to yourself. This is an amazing place for the kiddies to watch the boats go by, catch some yabbies and cool off in the water’s edge. It’s places like this that make us Coasters feel blessed.