Surfers Paradise is known as a haven for beach going and shopping, particularly with the souvenir and designer brand mecca of Cavill Avenue. However, there’s a fantastic way to combine both thanks to the Surfers Paradise markets. Held every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 4pm to 9pm on the foreshore, the Surfers Paradise night markets are a fantastic way to shop up a storm bathed in the golden glow of sunset.
Entry is free and the markets offer something for everyone including bargain hunters, treasure collectors and those just passing by that have been lured in with the promise of something special. The Surfers Paradise markets offer over 120 market stalls as well as live entertainment that sets a festive yet casual mood. Whether you’re out for a lazy afternoon stroll or are on your way home from dinner, there’s sure to be something to catch your eye.
One of the largest night markets on the Gold Coast, the Surfers Paradise markets feature everything from one-off pieces to unusual gifts as well as fashion, accessories, jewelry, beauty products, artwork, photographs, home wares, premium products and more. A one stop shop for all your needs, the friendly stallholders are always more than happy to chat about the providence of their treasures, the story behind them and the process and ingredients that go into making them.
Why not make a night of it? There are a fantastic range of cafes and restaurants nearby that would make for the perfect date night. Work up your appetite as you lazily stroll the stalls at sunset or enjoy a delicious dinner before walking off your meal browsing the markets. Although the Surfers Paradise markets are a ritual local event held every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the markets are an outdoor event and as such, will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.