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Main Beach, QLD

Vigorous walks are a great way to explore the beaches along the Gold Coast. One of the most popular walks starts at Surfers Paradise and stretches north to cosmopolitan Main Beach. On your way you will pass Narrowneck where an artificial reef has been created to protect this beautiful expanse of sand from big surf conditions.

Beach at the Spit on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Stop for refreshments at the historic Main Beach bathing pavilion or the Southport Surf Life Saving Club. Just past Main Beach is the Southport Spit where you can head out along the sand-pumping jetty which stretches 500 metres out to sea. This area also features several dive sites including the wreck of the Scottish Princes.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 77 kilometres.

Nearest Airport: Gold Coast

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping

Popular Activities

  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Nightlife
  • Beach

About Main Beach

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Main Beach Postcode: 4217
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Gold Coast
  • Latitude: -27.97964
  • Longitude: 153.42485
  • Elevation: 6m
  • Population: 3883
  • Median Income: $45188
  • Area (Sq/km): 3.549
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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