SURFERS PARADISE At A Glance
There’s a reason this beachfront strip attracts an incredible number of visitors each day. Its well-earned reputation for being the Gold Coast’s premier party town, combined with the sun-drenched beach, makes Surfers Paradise one of Queensland’s top destinations. But stop for a moment and you will see that Surfers Paradise works as well for families as it does for 20-somethings.
Vibrant beachside living and being within easy reach of the hinterlands.
For a piece of authentic Greek culture amongst the glamour of Surfers Paradise, the Manolas Bros Delicatessen and Providore is a local go-to.
Previously known as ‘Elston’, Surfers Paradise had a name change in 1933 to reflect its world-renowned surf conditions.
Sun-up to sun-down, Surfers Paradise loves to show off. Its towering skyline hugs the famed stretch of beach and the streets offer a profusion of eateries, cafés, bars and nightclubs. Needless to say, Surfers Paradise has a hectic social calendar, but it does little to detract from its laid-back vibe which comes with a hint of cosmopolitan glamour.
Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise Boulevard and the surrounding streets cater well to holidaymakers, from high-end retailers to beachfront markets, and fine dining establishments to hole-in-the-wall eateries. When it comes to entertainment venues and activities, the choices are endless. But no place draws a crowd quite like the beach, with its incredible stretch of sand, surf culture and annual events.
Although the area is heavily geared towards out-towners, locals enjoy the respite of their waterfront homes, parklands and neighbourhood shops. When they really want to escape the hordes, the lush surroundings of the Gold Coast Hinterland region are only moments away.
Backpackers, 20-something revellers and well-heeled travellers aside, people from all walks of life call Surfers Paradise home. Families, empty-nesters and retirees’ find the coastal lifestyle and year-round balmy weather hard to resist.
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Surfers Paradise Beach is the area’s star attraction. Running between Main Beach and Broadbeach, this wide sandy stretch with impressive surf conditions has garnered world-wide attention, especially with its line-up of annual events.
NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT
The nightclubs and bars along Cavill Avenue and surrounding streets have been known to attract tens of thousands of visitors nightly during peak times (especially during Schoolies). Extended trading hours and popular eateries cater to those less inclined to party.
The weekly pop-up Beachfront Markets along the Surfers Paradise shoreline offer hundreds of stalls brimming with locally-made jewellery, fashion, art and homewares.
Luxurious resorts and residential towers capitalise on the area’s impressive coastal and hinterland views. Contemporary waterfront homes with boat ramp access around Isle of Capri, McIntosh Island and Cronin Island are highly prized.