Long, sandy beaches line the whole Gold Coast, each one with its own unique natural setting. At Nobby Beach, after catching some rays amongst the rocky shade, wander up to the shore and find a stretch of funky shops and cafes. The pristine Tallebudgera Creek river mouth opens up next to a gorgeous headland with a walk definitely worth chucking your runners on for. It’s also the site of the Jellurgal Aboriginal Culture Centre, where you can learn about the region’s rich Indigenous culture history. If you’re a surfer, your new favourite beaches are likely to include Currumbin Alley, Snapper Rocks and Burleigh Head. And for those who are interested in learning
how to surf, the safety of the well-patrolled Surfer’s Paradise is the ideal spot for a lesson.