A guide to one of the popular sea-side suburbs of the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads. Here I will give you an intro into what makes the area special, including some of the top scenic spots, plus places to eat and places to stay.
Located on the coast between Palm Beach and Nobbys Beach, Burleigh Heads features a National Park consisting of a bush covered headland reaching out to the sea, plus a beautiful beach and loads of green space. Burleigh Head National Park features walking tracks that provide amazing views of the coast in either direction and the view from the park at Goodwin Terrace, at night, looking across the ocean and beach towards the lights of Surfers Paradise is highly recommended.
The beach at Burleigh is popular with local surfers, particularly near the headland, and for beach fishing and relaxing on what is a clean and well maintained beachfront. At the southern end of the beach near the Headland you can also find very popular restaurants providing ocean and coastline views.
‘The Esplanade’ runs alongside the beach from Nobbys Beach through to the Headland featuring well maintained public parkland between the road and the beach. It’s quite a relaxing area featuring BBQ’s, sheltered seating and tables, plenty of shady trees and walking/bicycle track. Mowbray park at the end of the Esplanade is a popular spot on weekends and across the road there’s a bowls club and a walk down James St. you’ll find many interesting shops, several cafes, and take away fish and chip shops.
Head down West Burleigh RD/Reedy Creek RD a few minutes by car and you’ll find Stockland, which is a large shopping area featuring a supermarket, fast food restaurants, clothes shopping, there’s also a hardware store (Bunnings), fabric store (Spotlight), Billabong surfwear shop and much more.
The Top 5 places to eat
To be honest, I don’t think there is anywhere bad to eat in Burleigh Heads and there’s plenty of options that range from the casual to fine dining.
Here’s where you would find me.
Oskars – award winning fine dining with amazing views – http://oskars.com.au
Justin Lane – classics done with style, pizza & pasta – http://www.justinlane.com.au
Rick Shores – Pan-Asian with amazing views – http://www.rickshores.com.au
The Fish House – Seafood – http://thefishhouse.com.au
Social Brew – great coffee and healthy conscious cuisine – https://www.facebook.com/socialbrewburleigh/
Places to Stay
Burleigh Heads some beautiful holiday apartments that are quiet and so close to the beach yet still convenient to transport and cafes. Accommodation in Burleigh Heads can be found along the Esplanade which runs parallel to the beach and at the foot of the headland consisting mostly of apartment accommodation, some with resort style facilities. Burleigh Heads is popular with family holiday-makers and is well serviced by public transport that runs up and down the Gold Coast Highway. Here are my picks for the top places to stay in Burleigh Heads.
The Top 5 Resorts and Holiday Apartments
Indigo Blue – Located at the very peaceful northern end of Burleigh Beach. Facilities include a heated pool and spa pool, fitness centre, sauna and BBQ. Apartment options include two bedroom or three bedroom – 186 The Esplanade
The Village at Burleigh – Located near the cluster of shops that features cafes, restaurants, and public transport, and only a five-minute stroll to the beach. Facilities include pool, hot tub, BBQ and garden. Two and three bedroom apartments are available all being self-contained with laundry and kitchen facilities – 4 Park Avenue
Burleigh on the Beach – Located at the northern end of Burleigh Beach. Facilities include pool and fitness centre. The one bedroom apartments are self-contained featuring kitchen and laundry facilities – 5 Fourth Avenue
Cashelmara Beachfront Apartments – a great location with amazing views of the ocean and headland on offer. Facilities include pool, hot tub, sauna, BBQ and garden. Large two and three bedroom apartments are available with the latter capable of sleeping six people – 170 The Esplanade Burleigh Heads
Gemini Court Holiday Apartments – a great location nestled at the base of the Headland offering views that look straight along the beach with Surfers Paradise in the distance. Facilities include garden, pool, hot tub, fitness centre, massage services, sauna, and tennis – 45 Hayle Street
Burleigh Heads Map showing holiday apartments, resorts, attractions and top places to eat.