Broadbeach Travel Guide

Located about an hour's drive from Brisbane, Broadbeach is just south of Surfers Paradise and only minutes from the Gold Coast Airport. One of the Gold Coast's most popular holiday destinations, Broadbeach is an ideal mix of relaxing village atmosphere and a unique and vibrant lifestyle.

Broadbeach offers the best of both worlds with its picture perfect beach yet modern and sophisticated cosmopolitan shopping, dining and nightlife. Accommodation options range of family friendly stays to luxury and romantic holidays. The beachfront is lined with picnic areas and BBQs while just metres away trendy cafes and modern restaurants offer fine dining.

Renowned for its shopping, Broadbeach is home to hundreds of boutiques, specialty stores and retailers including the Oasis Shopping Centre, Pacific Fair, Niecon Plaza and high end designer boutiques. Enjoy your new purchases with a night out on the town at some of Broadbeach's best music, dance and entertainment venues for a world-class range of nightlife.

Broadbeach is also a hub of events and entertainment thanks to its range of accommodation and apartments, casino and convention facilities. Home to Australia's largest regional convention centre, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre hosts a range of festivals, events and trade shows throughout the year while hotels and accommodation providers such as the Sofitel Gold Coast are equipped with a range of corporate meeting and conference facilities. One of the Gold Coast's most iconic venues, Jupiters Hotel and Casino, is also home to a fantastic range of entertainment, facilities and nightly shows. Don't miss the annual Blues on Broadbeach festival.

Home to one of the best beaches on the Gold Coast, Broadbeach offers a stunning stretch of golden sand which offer plenty of rolling waves for the surfers to enjoy as well as two patrolled swimming areas. With fantastic weather and safe swimming, the beach is at its best 365 days a year. However the beach gets busiest during the summer months with plenty of visitors out to enjoy the excellent conditions as well as a number of beach and surf races held by the lifesavers. Kite surfers also enjoy the beach when the wind picks up and from June to November you can also catch sight of the humpback whales on their annual migration.

Along the foreshore and recently refurbished nearby parks including Federation Park and Victoria Park, lovely gardens, local art and sculptures and children's playgrounds provide a wonderful, family friendly environment along the beach. There are also a great range of Farmers Markets and arts and crafts.

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