Life’s a Gold Beach

gold coast australia

The view from Broad Beach on the Gold Coast. Wide, flat, paradise.

My favorite thing to do while at Room753 was to go for a walk on the beach. Broad Beach and Surfers Paradise beach were some of the most expansive, pristine beach I’ve ever seen. The Gold Coast was peppered with a backdrop of skyscrapers and modern architecture. The sand was so beautiful it even squeaked when you walked on it – it seemed unreal.

Since the beach was so flat and wide, it made for a great place for walking, running, playing Frisbee, sunbathing, and building sand castles. It was a social gathering place for locals, tourists, dogs, friends, runners, and surfers. I adored seeing all of the varied activities happening on the beach.  As a solo traveler, what I enjoyed the most about it was the chance for me to be social. When I went out for a morning walk or run on the beach I would meet locals who would stop me and ask me where I was from, how long I was staying, and how I liked the area. I even was called gorgeous and  asked out on a date one morning from a very nice man. Uhmmm – of course I would go walking every day if that happened more often!

One morning I took my cameras with me and was able to capture the laid back Aussie beach culture and activities. Enjoy the Gold Coast Beach photos – after all, life really is a beach on the Gold Coast in Queensland!

lifeguard australia

Life guard stand on Broad Beach

sand castle gold coast

Kids making sand forts.

surfer girl gold coast

Surfer girls know how to start the morning…

Surfers paradise australia

People wander the beach towards Surfers Paradise in the distance

dog playing fetch

A dog super excited about his ball and game of fetch!

fishing gold coast australia

A local out fishing in the surf.

beach frisbee australia

Playing Frisbee on the beach soaking up the sun.

gold coast birds

Birds gather on the flat beach.

Gold Coast Australia

The waves crashing with a backdrop of Coolangatta buildings

Gold Coast beach

A bikini beach walk.

I heart gold coast

Fun in the sand…


The Gold Coast is a coastal city in southeastern Queensland on the east coast of Australia. The city is 94 kilometres south of the state capital Brisbane.

Disclosure:  I was invited to enjoy Queensland by the Queensland Tourism Board and Room753 lodging was provided by Peppers Broadbeach..  However all the opinions expressed her are solely my own!


Your Comments

13 Comments so far

  1. I love the photos and kept seeing the Rule of Thirds over and over again, I think my eyes are getting trained :)

    • Sherry says:

      Ha! Glad you liked the photos! And yes – the more photography you look at the more you start seeing all of those composition rules I babbled on and on about! Hope you are well!

  2. The beach looks beautiful and a ton of fun! That’s great it was so easy for you to talk with locals and even be called gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hannah says:

    These pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lovely photos of life on the beach, not so sure about the skyscrapers but I guess if you live in the city it’s great to have this on your doorstep

  5. Ronny says:

    The Gold Coast is probably one of the best urban beach environments in the world … I gotta save up my money so I can head here without going broke though!

  6. Cathy says:

    Really nice article! I love the pictures. I’d love to go there some day, it looks incredible :) My best friend is doing her semester abroad in Australia. Maybe I’m able to visit her and we can go on a trip.

  7. Lol! these are the really awesome pics… and about the article, so beautiful written…

  8. I live 3 hours away from Gold Coast and I visit it very often. Very beautiful beach though.

  9. Jade says:

    Great photos…. love the seagulls :)

  10. Jonny Duncan says:

    I grew up as a child for a while only 20km inland from Surfers Paradise. Thanks for the photos, they bring back some good memories :)

Share your view

Post a comment