Located between Tugun and Kirra, is the often unmentioned, and uncelebrated, suburb of Bilinga. The suburb features a mix of local residences and holiday apartments. The main feature of the suburb is the uninterrupted beach that runs from Currumbin to Kirra and on to Coolangatta.
Bilinga has become popular again with holidaymakers and property investors due to the completion of the Tugun bypass reducing traffic through the suburb and reducing the road noise that came from the highway.
Of course, the Gold Coast Airport is right across the highway from Bilinga beach so there is still the sound of jets landing and taking off. The airport does have a curfew at 11pm and most people, including visitors, don’t find the noise that annoying with it being a low volume airport.
Many holiday accommodation units have direct access to the beach and feature wonderful views through to Surfers Paradise and to Coolangatta looking south. If you are happy with a little noise from the airport and are prepared to travel, by car or public transport, you will more than likely find a great deal on accommodation and a beautiful quiet beach to enjoy.
Bilinga Beach is very peaceful and you may often find you have it all to yourself bar the odd local or guest staying nearby. There is a surf life-saving club on the beach and lifeguard tower at
- Tower 7 Bilinga SLSC – near Matters St.
Please check the Beachsafe website for conditions and Lifeguard hours.
Accommodation in Bilinga
Located near Gold Coast Airport, this refurbished boutique motel offers free Wi-Fi, 24-hour check-in and a free airport shuttle. The Bilinga Beach is only 100 m away.
Bilinga Beach Motel provides absolute beachfront motel with direct beach access, conveniently located just a 3-minute drive from the Gold Coast Airport.
Restaurants and Cafes in Bilinga
- Mervyn Roys Cafe – popular retro-styled cafe – 169 Golden Four Dr, Bilinga
The area is serviced by public buses with key stops being
- Gold Coast Airport station
- Golden Four Dr at Archer Street
- Golden Four Dr near Johnston St
- Golden Four Dr near Cahill Street
- Golden Four Dr at George Street
- Golden Four Dr at Bilinga Beach