Life’s a Gold Beach

July 1, 2014 14 Comments »

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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!

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Life guard stand on Broad Beach

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Kids making sand forts.

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Surfer girls know how to start the morning…

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People wander the beach towards Surfers Paradise in the distance

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

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A local out fishing in the surf.

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Playing Frisbee on the beach soaking up the sun.

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Birds gather on the flat beach.

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The waves crashing with a backdrop of Coolangatta buildings

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A bikini beach walk.

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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!


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