The Best of Tugun

Tugun is another of the small southerly located suburbs of the Gold Coast. Located between Bilinga and Currumbin near to the Gold Coast Airport it is mostly local residents that reside in the suburb with some holiday accommodation along the Tugun beach front.



The suburb features a small group of local shops catering for the daily needs and the local surf club offers meals with a fantastic view out over the ocean.


Tugun Beach

Its a very peaceful beach great for morning and evening walks. The beach has Lifeguard tower at

  • Tower 09 – Tugun Lifeguards near O’Conner St

For lifeguard hours and conditions at Tugun visit Beachsafe.


Restaurants and Cafes in Tugun

Here is my pick of the best eateries and bars in Tugun

  • House of Hubert – breakfast, lunch & coffee – 5/5 Toolona St
  • Niche & Co – superfood cafe & coffee – 449 Golden Four Dr
  • Stable Coffee Kitchen – fresh cafe & coffee –  1/570 Gold Coast Hwy
  • Caribou – Eco-conscious coffee chain – 443 Golden Four Dr
  • Tugun Tavern – great value pub meals, gaming, and bar – 437 Golden Four Dr
  • Tugun Surf Life Saving Club – bistro meals with ocean views, gaming, and bar


Accommodation in Tugun

Tugun is a beautifully peaceful place to base a holiday, away from the crowds, away from the tourist strip and a peaceful beach to enjoy. Here are my picks for the top places to stay


Golden Riviera Beach Resort

3.5 Star | av rates 190 and up

Golden Riviera Beach Resort is located right on the beach and a short walk from cafes, restaurants, parks, supermarkets, and bars. The resort features a hot tub, swimming pool and the apartments feature fully equipped kitchen and laundry.

Crystal Beach Apartments

4 Star | av rates 235 and up

Crystal Beach Apartments offers large two-bedroom self-catering apartments with private balcony and ocean views. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with barbecue area.

Pelican Sands Beach Resort

3 Star | av rates 205 and up

Pelican Sands Beach Resort offers direct beach access and ocean views. Facilities include a heated spa pool, outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, and beachside barbecue area. Apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, 2 bathrooms, and a private balcony.



Tugun is serviced by public buses with the key stops being

  • Golden Four Dr at Tugun Beach shops
  • Golden Four Dr at Shell Street
  • Golden Four Dr at Short Street


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