Queensland, Australia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and surfing hotspots and luckily enough for me, during my few months living in Queensland’s last year (2015) I got to check some of them out, chill out on them and even do a spot of swimming towards the end of my time!
I would’ve loved to have spent my whole time there in the water swimming and surfing but sadly and frustratingly I had suffered a serious leg injury which stopped me from swimming, right up to my final week in Australia.
The three beaches I was lucky enough to see thought were Surfers Paradise, Noosa and Mooloolaba!
Kicking things off with arguably the most famous of them, Surfer’s is the golden three kilometres strip on the Gold Coast.
The location around it is certainly the most vibrant. With the bustling Gold Coast city around it, and based on my experiences there, the city is almost like the Australian equivalent of Las Vegas but with one of the world’s most beautiful beaches attached instead of desert.
Due to everything that comes with the beach, from the clubs, restaurants, shops and beautiful hotels, the area attracts people from all over the world and is definitely the beach I would recommend if you’re looking for a more than just a relaxing holiday and there is so much to do there along with the beach!
The beach itself is golden, and the waves are perfect for surfing and it makes for a wonderful walk in the evening as the city vibe changes into party mode for the night ahead as the sun sets over the Pacific.
This is where I you should go if you want a more wild Australian city break with a beautiful beach that’s perfect for surfing to fulfil your every need!
To me, Noosa was the perfect family get away beach location out of the three. Even on the drive into the area, on the rivers coming in from the sea where people getting ready to take their boats out, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.
A more chilled vibe than the Gold Coast, the Noosa Main Beach beach is the best option for families or those who are not confident in the surf, the waves are gentle and the beach patrolled by surf lifesavers! It’s also safe for swimming all year round!
Main Beach is only steps away from famous Hastings Street which is where you’ll find all of Noosa’s best shops, accommodation, restaurants and bars.
With camping sights dotted all around the area this is the best place to come if you want a mixture of nature and chilled civilisation. Perfect for escaping city life no matter where your from around the world!
DID YOU KNOW!?!
TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2011 Awards rated Noosa in the top three beaches in the South Pacific! Noosa, which hosts surfers from around the world at the annual Noosa Festival of Surfing, was named ahead of many other Australian coastal destinations.
Mooloolaba (The Sunshine Coast)
Home to a large port and fishing fleet, Mooloolaba is a popular spot for sailors and holidaymakers, and is a favourite anchorage for ocean cruisers and game fishermen.
The atmosphere is casual, and designer fashion blends with a pervasive laid back attitude and casual beach attire. Without a doubt the most laid back area out of the three beaches, this is the place to come if you want peace and quiet!
The beach itself is wide with amazing white sand and aquamarine waters that are great for swimming, body or board surfing or just lazing under a hot Australian sun.
Just across the road is where you’ll find wonderful little coffee shops and cafe’s which all add to the areas chilled vibe!
If serious surfing is what you want, then this probably isn’t the beach for you, as the best surfing spot is about 10 minutes up the road at Alexandra Heads! Like I said though, if alone time or relaxation is what you’re looking for, then look no further!
DID YOU KNOW!?!
Mooloolaba has been voted cleanest beach on Queensland’s coast in recent years!
Have you been to any of these beaches?!
If so, let me know what you thought of them in the comments below!