Broadbeach is becoming an incredibly popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Due in part to its relaxed nature plus a large variety of shopping and leisure facilities. Broadbeach also features a large range of quality restaurants and eateries. Along the beachfront you’ll find parkland with barbecue’s and playgrounds, the Kurrawa Surf Club with the beach itself featuring patrolled areas for safe swimming.
Things to do in Broadbeach
Major attractions in the area include Jupiters Casino (24hr), Pacific Fair Shopping center, Dracula’s Restaurant and regular events held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition centre.
The suburb is home to the hugely popular Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival which runs during May and hosts top local and international artists – http://www.bluesonbroadbeach.com. For country music fans, in June there’s a line up of top country music artists in town for the Broadbeach Country Music Festival http://www.broadbeachcountry.com.
You’ll find regular exhibitions, live performances and shows at the Gold Coast Convention Centre so keep tuned to their What’s On page here http://www.gccec.com.au/whats-on.html
Broadbeach has several peaceful parks perfect for lazing the hours away with a book, or some family fun time, or even a BBQ at the on-site facilities, the most popular is Kurrawa http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/..kurrawa
The major attraction is Kurrawa Beach, perfect for relaxing, beach sport, and more. It’s a patrolled beach with lifeguards on duty to keep you safe while swimming, for safety info and lifeguard operating times see https://beachsafe.org.au/beach/qld/gold-coast/broadbeach/broadbeach
Broadbeach accommodation features a range of options including hotels, high rise apartments, holiday apartments/resorts, and motels.
There’s a map below featuring all the popular places to stay, but to get things going here is my list of the top ten places to stay in Broadbeach.
Top Ten Places to Stay
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Restaurants & Cafes
Broadbeach is food, really, it’s a food lovers paradise abounding with tapas bars, fine and casual dining. So, where to start? Here are my top ten picks for eating out in Broadbeach.
The Top Ten Broadbeach Restaurants
Nero Dining – Spanish and Italian style modern Australian menu – 3/1 Sunshine Boulevard – http://www.nerodining.com.au
Iyara thai – 2643 Gold Coast Hwy, Sierra Grand – https://www.facebook.com/IYARABROADBEACH
Social eating house + bar – international tapas/shared plate menu – Oracle Boulevard – http://socialeatinghouse.com.au
Mamasan Kitchen & Bar – Pan-Asian dining experience – 3 Oracle Bvd – http://www.mamasanbroadbeach.com
HANK Dining & Bar – Victoria Square Apartments 15 Victoria Ave – http://www.hankbroadbeach.com
The Cardamom Pod – Vegetarian – U 1 2685 Gold Coast Hwy – http://www.cardamompod.com.au
The Cuban – flavours inspired by Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean – Cnr Surf Parade & Elizabeth Ave – http://thecuban.com.au
Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant – Award winning seafood restaurant – Shop 6, 20 Queensland Ave – http://www.yellowfinrestaurant.com.au
Kiyomi – Jupiters Gold Coast – Japanese cuisine – https://www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au/restaurants/kiyomi
Mario’s Italian Restaurant – authentic and modern Italian cuisine – The Oasis Broadbeach Mall – http://www.mariosrestaurant.com.au
Here are my top three picks for an amazing espresso coffee in Broadbeach
No Name Lane – Elizabeth Avenue
Elk Espresso – 16 Chelsea Ave
Three Beans – 90 Surf Parade
Restaurant & Coffee Map
Along with being a foodies heaven, it’s also a paradise for shoppers. Let’s uncover the top shopping areas in Broadbeach.
Let’s start with the biggest, which is Pacific Fair (https://www.pacificfair.com.au), a large sprawling indoor and outdoor mall which is an easy place to while away the best part of day simply wandering, browsing and snacking. It features many major retailers and brands such as Calvin Klein, BVLGARI, Carla Zampatti, Chanel, Coach, Country Road, Diesel, David Jones, Ella Bache, Fossil, Georg Jenson, Givenchy, Gucci, H & M, Hermes, Harrolds, Hugo Boss, Kiehl’s, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Sephora and man, many more.
Pacific Fair is located across from Jupiters Casino and a ten-minute stroll from the center of Broadbeach which is Surf Parade. Along either side of Surf Parade you’ll find a mix of eateries and some quite unique fashion stores.
Victoria Avenue which comes off Surf Parade offers a relaxed pedestrian street as it becomes Broadbeach Mall featuring shopping options on either side. Niecon Plaza (http://nieconplaza.com.au) is a small shopping plaza offering some tasty cafes, a book store and some other services. Looking to the other side and you have Oasis Shopping Centre (http://www.oasisshoppingcentre.com) which features a range of fashion retailers, beauty services, cafes, discount stores, travel agencies and a major supermarket, Woolworths. You can also catch the mono-rail from here which takes you directly to Jupiters Casino.
One block south from the Oasis Centre (http://theoracleboulevard.com.au) you’ll discover Oracle Boulevard which is a stylish new modern development featuring top espresso shops, men’s and women’s fashion plus homewares.
Bars and Nightlife
An undeniably popular place is Jupiters Casino, featuring regular live shows and the ever popular starting point for a night out on the Gold Coast, the Atrium Bar. From there the action centers around Surf Parade where you’ll find dining & lounge bars and two very popular nightclubs where you can keep it going to the early hours.
Here are my top picks.
KOI Dining and Lounge Bar – Cnr Albert Ave & Surf Pde – http://www.koibroadbeach.com.au
Alto Cucina & Bar – Beach end, the Oasis – http://www.altocucina.com.au
The Envy Hotel – Niecon Tower, Victoria Av – http://www.envyhotel.com.au
Jamm Bar Broadbeach – S135 Oracle Boulevard – http://www.jammbar.com.au
Atrium Bar – Jupiters Casino – https://www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au/bars/atrium-bar
Love Nightlife – Albert Avenue, Niecon Plaza – http://www.lovenightlife.com.au
EAST Broadbeach – 88 Surf Pde – http://www.east88.com.au
Broadbeach Tourist Map
Lets bring it all together, here is the Broadbeach toursit map featuring attractions, restaurants & cafes, bars, nightclubs and places to stay.
Police and Medical
Broadbeach General Practice – 6 Charles Ave
Broadbeach Police Station – Cnr. Surf Parade & Philip Ave