BROADBEACH At A Glance
Where surfie vibes meet retail therapy, Broadbeach is a holiday destination with some big-name facilities. The picture-perfect coastline is one of its biggest drawcards, and its bar and dining scene just keeps outdoing itself. And when it comes to shopping, Broadbeach is at the top of its game.
Beach culture and the vibrant bars and restaurants.
For an authentic local experience, meander through the charming Broadbeach Art and Crafts markets every second Sunday.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is one of Australia’s largest retail precincts.
Just south of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach lays claim to some of the Gold Coast’s named attractions – the Gold Coast Star Casino, Pacific Fair and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Locals never tire of the year-round holiday feel and world-class amenities. Pacific Fair, the premier shopping destination of the Gold Coast, is retail on steroids – department stores, high-end boutiques, established brands and concept stores are in abundance. The Gold Coast Star Casino offers state-of-the-art gaming, award-winning restaurants and bars, and live entertainment.
The Broadbeach Markets and Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival are regular fixtures on the annual events calendar, and food festivals and music events take centre stage throughout the year. When the summer holidays roll around, all eyes are on Kurrawa Beach – surfing enthusiasts vie for the perfect wave.
And although there are times of the year where holidaymakers far outnumber the locals, it doesn’t detract from the enviable year-round outdoor lifestyle all year. Waterfront properties with boat ramp access line the canals, there are plentiful green spaces and boardwalks, and the surf beach and the Gold Coast Hinterland region are within easy reach.
Holiday-makers aside, 20-somethings, professionals, families and retirees all call Broadbeach home. It is a transient population and holiday homes are in abundance, but there is a sense of community locals can tap into.
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Bronzed bodies sporting red and yellow are a fixture on Kurrawa Beach. Quintessentially Australian, the strong Surf Living Saving community patrol this expansive beach, which is renowned for its surf conditions.
Retail therapy is taken very seriously. The Oasis and Pacific Fair Shopping Centres are brimming with stores and eateries.
FOOD AND WINE
Thanks to the Star Casino, Broadbeach is home to 24/7 bars and restaurants. Away from the Casino, Broadbeach has an impressive line-up of cafes, fine dining and affluent cocktail lounges to rival its northern neighbour, Surfers Paradise.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Regular beachfront markets, food festivals and annual music events grace the streets of Broadbeach throughout the year.
Towering high-rise hotels and contemporary apartments dominate the skyline and look out over the coastline. Away from the bustle, family abodes and contemporary houses line cul-de-sacs along the canals in Broadbeach Waters.