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Reviewed on 7 Nov 2023
Couples holiday in Burleigh Heads. Nice and quiet. Great location. Very convenient. Clean and tidy. Well maintained. Very frie
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Once a sleepy surf town, Burleigh Heads is now a favorite vacation spot along the Gold Coast, loved for its boho vibes, calm waters, incredible shopping and excellent seafront restaurants and cafes. Burleigh Beach is the heart of the action, with sheltered waters for swimming, consistent waves around the headland for beginners and experienced surfers alike, and beachfront accommodation along the esplanade that overlooks the coast. James Street is where the foodies gather, with Burleigh's favorite coffee shops serving up great coffee and modern Australian eats. And not forgetting the nature enclaves of Burleigh Heads National Park and Tallebudgera Creek--for ocean view hikes, cozy picnics and relaxing swims.
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If you’re looking for a quintessential Gold Coast beach experience, Burleigh Heads’ summer is hard to beat. It’s sun, sand and surf all day, with plenty of al fresco dining spots to soak up vitamin D—and without the crowds, too.

Cool off with a summer cocktail at some of Gold Coast’s best bars and restaurants right here in Burleigh. Grab a pint of beer at Burleigh Brewing Company—the only craft brewer in Gold Coast—or enjoy a pizza and cocktails at a rooftop bar.

Duck out of the heat and splash into the cool waters of the Tallebudgera Creek, nestled between Burleigh Heads National Park and Palm Beach. There are campsites, picnic spots, kayaking and fishing that the kids will absolutely love.

Get into the festive spirit and celebrate a uniquely Australian summer Christmas in Burleigh Heads with light-ups, carols on the beach and festive beachside dining.

Mar - May
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Take full advantage of the low season and enjoy great prices on tours and accommodation, and explore Burleigh’s iconic spots with all the space and quiet you need. The temperatures are still pleasantly cool in the fall sunshine, so the outdoors are still good to explore, especially if you have kids in tow during the Easter school break.

Take your own sweet time to explore Burleigh Heads’ iconic markets—the Burleigh Heads Farmers Markets and The Village Markets—and pick up some fresh seasonal produce or local handicrafts.

During the school holidays, kids can become Junior Rangers for a day at David Fleay Wildlife Park. Stroll through the tranquil natural habitats and learn about what goes into caring for some of the region’s most unique native animals.

Feel the gentle sea breeze and lap up the ocean views on a bushwalk and picnic at Burleigh Head National Park. Or rollerblade and cycle along the Burleigh boardwalk.

Jun - Aug
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If cold winters don’t sound appealing, Burleigh Heads is the tropical escape you need. Just look at the throngs of tourists flocking to its shores every winter—it’s a popular spot this time of year. The mornings are chilly and the days are cool, perfect for a long lounge on one of Gold Coast’s best beaches. It’s the start of whale migration season so keep your eyes peeled on the waters for a sweet surprise.

The winter days are short so there’s plenty of time to sneak in a sunset hike before dinner. Go on a walk around the Burleigh Headland to Tumgun Lookout to catch the sunset as twinkling fireflies come out to play.

The annual Gold Coast Marathon takes place every winter along Burleigh’s scenic coast, attracting participants of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re going the full distance or just joining the fun run, it’s a great activity for the whole family.

Burleigh Heads is a surfer’s paradise all year round but winter is the best time to ride the swell, with light offshore winds that mean clean, consistent waves for surfing.

Sep - Nov
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Spring in Burleigh Heads is as pleasant as it gets—mild humidity, cool sea breezes and just enough rain. The temperatures are cool and the waters warm—it’s no wonder locals and tourists alike can’t resist a spring vacay in Burleigh.

It’s peak whale-watching season as these gentle giants make their way across the iconic “Humpback Highway” off the coast. Sign yourself up for a whale-watching tour or grab a pair of binoculars to catch the whales from one of Burleigh’s many lookout points.

Surf rookies—spring is your time to shine. The waves are smaller and gentler during spring, making it a great time to pick up one of Australia’s favorite pastimes.

Before the summer heat creeps in, soak up the sun on Burleigh Heads Beach while the temperatures are still cool and the waters are comfortably warm.

Prefer to keep dry? Watch the surfers from the North Burleigh Surf Club over a sundowner or any of Burleigh’s idyllic beachfront restaurants and cafés.

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Where to stay

  • Currumbin
    Currumbin is for the nature lover who needs a little greenery amidst all the sand and sea. You can take a break from your beachfront hotel, seaside dining and surfing at Currumbin Beach and explore nature at Currumbin Creek, which snakes from the rainforest mountains in the west. Or learn about the region’s diverse native wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
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  • Palm Beach
    Down south and past Tallebudgera Creek is Palm Beach, the family-friendly coastal suburb loved for its wide, clean beaches. The calm waters along the beach are great for swimming and learning how to surf while the area’s apartment-style accommodations and dog-friendly beaches make this seaside town a great spot when travelling with children and fur babies alike.
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  • Miami
    Unlike its more famous counterpart in the U.S., the Queensland city of Miami, north of Burleigh is a quiet coastal town but with just as beautiful beaches and ocean views. Walk the trail from Burleigh Heads to Miami to experience its burgeoning café culture, watering holes and the epic outdoor dining experience that is the Miami Marketta.
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  • Broadbeach
    Not far from Burleigh Heads is the livelier and metropolitan Broadbeach, just a 15-minute bus ride up the coast. On top of the beautiful beaches and incredible dining, adults will love the thumping nightclubs, cool drinking spots, incredible shopping and a world-class casino. Broadbeach has a range of accommodation catering to every budget.
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Hotels near the sights

  • Burleigh Head National Park
    If you’re looking for the best views in Gold Coast, look no further than Burleigh Head National Park, nestled between Burleigh Beach and Tallebudgera Creek. Traverse through its diverse natural habitats along the Rainforest Track or take in the coastal views along the Ocean View Track. The nearby apartments are surrounded by nature while remaining close to the main beach.
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  • Burleigh Market
    Open every Saturday—rain, hail or shine—the Burleigh Farmers Market is a must-do if you’re in the area. Take in the sights and sounds as you browse the stalls peddling fresh local produce, meat and deli, artisanal handicrafts, antiques and more to the tunes of a live band. The boutique Village Markets are just across the street, along with a great selection of apartments and hotels that overlook the Esplanade and beach.
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  • Burleigh Heads Beach
    Burleigh Heads Beach is the quiet and unassuming neighbour of the busier Surfers Paradise to the north, and Coolangatta to the south. Take in the views of Burleigh Hill and Burleigh Head National Park from the beach, surf around the headland or swim in its calm and protected waters. Head down the nearby food street—James Street—for fish and chips and retreat to the many beachfront hotels for spectacular ocean views.
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  • North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Supporters Club
    Up north towards Miami is the North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club on North Burleigh Beach. Drink in the breathtaking ocean views as you savour modern Australian fare and an ice-cold beer, while supporting the lifesavers that keep Burleigh’s waters safe. This quieter stretch of beach makes way for luxury beachside apartments and resorts, great for a romantic couples’ retreat.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Burleigh Heads hotels

Mariner Shores Resort & Beach Club, Outrigger Burleigh, and Burleigh Break are some of the most popular hotels for travellers looking to stay near Burleigh Heads Beach. See the full list: Hotels near Burleigh Heads Beach.

Popular hotels close to Burleigh Head National Park include Mariner Shores Resort & Beach Club, 19th Avenue On The Beach, and Outrigger Burleigh. See the full list: Hotels near Burleigh Head National Park.

Popular hotels close to Gold Coast Airport include La Costa Motel, Rydges Gold Coast Airport, and Gold Coast Airport Motel. See the full list: Hotels near Gold Coast Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near David Fleay Wildlife Park are 19th Avenue On The Beach, Burleigh Break, and Beach Palms Holiday Apartments. See the full list: Hotels near David Fleay Wildlife Park.