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Trying to decide the best spot to swim, surf or relax but spoilt for choice? Use our interactive map to find patrolled beaches, facilities and more.

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Beach locations

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

The health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community, our customers and City employees is our first priority.

Beaches and lifeguard services

With the recent announcements from the Queensland Government, there will be a carefully staged approach to easing of restrictions.

Beachside parking has reopened.

Gold Coast beaches are open for exercise and recreational purposes.

Flags have been removed from all beaches, however City lifeguards will remain on beaches to respond to any safety issues.

City lifeguard services will be reassessed on 18 May.

Please continue to follow current social distancing advice from the Queensland Government.

For the latest update on the City's response and changes to services, visit

The Gold Coast is renowned for its unique and beautiful beaches stretching from the southern end at Rainbow Bay to South Stradbroke Island in the north.

Find information on all Gold Coast beaches using our interactive map. You can also find information on all Gold Coast beach locations by region in the lists below.

Find your beach and beach patrol towers by toggling the check boxes.


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