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Main Beach

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. 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.

Activites and Experiences at Main Beach

  • Accommodation
  • Beach
  • Chemist
  • Fuel
  • Public Bar
  • Newsagent
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Supermarket
  • Takeaway Food
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Fishing
  • Health and Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Gold Coast

Where Are Australia's Best Beaches?

Australia's Best Beaches

Australia has miles and miles of shoreline but which beaches are really great? Ultimately it depends on what you're looking for in a beach. Pristine wilderness without a single footprint in sight, the sparkle of cosmopolitan high rise on the waters edge, the adrenalin pumping roar of a powerful surf beach, or quite simply the perfect white squeaky sand that squelches between your toes.

See our short list of Australia's best beaches.

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