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 – For country music fans, in June there’s a line up of top country music artists in town for the Broadbeach Country Music Festival

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 

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

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


For what’s on in Broadbeach checkout and our own list of things to do on the Gold Coast.


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Broadbeach Accommodation



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

Meriton Serviced Apartments Broadbeach – Great location with indoor and outdoor pool, a sauna, hot tub, fitness centre and ocean views – 2669 Gold Coast Highway
Peppers Broadbeach – Great location with Zen gardens, tai chi lawns, private cinemas, a hot tub, guest lounges, a teppanyaki barbecue, a steam room, sauna and swimming pools – 21 Elizabeth Avenue
Ultra Broadbeach – Central location with outdoor pool, tennis court, BBQ, hot tub, fitness centre and family rooms – 14 George Avenue
Ritz Resort – Central location with BBQ on the rooftop terrace, outdoor pool, hot tub and fitness centre with a sauna – 8 Philip Avenue.
Oceana On Broadbeach –  panoramic views of the ocean, facilities include outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, spa, fitness centre and a barbecue area with a gazebo – 100 Old Burleigh Road
The Wave Resort – facilities include infinity swimming pool, BBQ, the rooftop spa, fitness centre and sauna – 89 – 91 Surf Parade
Carmel by the Sea  – features a hot tub, a fitness centre, indoor pool, tennis court and sun terrace – 177 Old Burleigh Road
Voyager Resort – facilities include BBQ, outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, and 2 hot tubs – 167 Old Burleigh Road
ULTIQA Air On Broadbeach – amazing balcony ocean views, facilities include heated outdoor pool, tennis court, gym, BBQ and sauna – 159 Old Burleigh Road
Sofitel Gold Coast – great location amongst shopping and restaurants, facilities include tennis court, hot tub, pool, and in-house bar and restaurant – 81 Surf Parade
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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 –

Iyara thai – 2643 Gold Coast Hwy, Sierra Grand –

Social eating house + bar – international tapas/shared plate menu – Oracle Boulevard –

Mamasan Kitchen & Bar – Pan-Asian dining experience – 3 Oracle Bvd –

HANK Dining & Bar – Victoria Square Apartments 15 Victoria Ave –

The Cardamom Pod – Vegetarian – U 1 2685 Gold Coast Hwy –

The Cuban – flavours inspired by Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean – Cnr Surf Parade & Elizabeth Ave –

Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant – Award winning seafood restaurant – Shop 6, 20 Queensland Ave –

Kiyomi – Jupiters Gold Coast – Japanese cuisine –

Mario’s Italian Restaurant – authentic and modern Italian cuisine – The Oasis Broadbeach Mall –


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


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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 (, 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( you’ll discover Oracle Boulevard which is a stylish new modern development featuring top espresso shops, men’s and women’s fashion plus homewares.


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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 –

Alto Cucina & Bar – Beach end, the Oasis –

The Envy Hotel – Niecon Tower, Victoria Av –

Jamm Bar Broadbeach – S135 Oracle Boulevard –

Atrium Bar – Jupiters Casino –



Love Nightlife – Albert Avenue, Niecon Plaza –

EAST Broadbeach – 88 Surf Pde –


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Lets bring it all together, here is the Broadbeach toursit map featuring attractions, restaurants & cafes, bars, nightclubs and places to stay.


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Police and Medical

Broadbeach General Practice – 6 Charles Ave

Broadbeach Police Station – Cnr. Surf Parade & Philip Ave