Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.

Surfers Paradise Beach

This stretch of beach is known for its regular sets of rolling waves, with high-rise hotels and bustling nightlife along the sandy shore.

Take a swim, surf the waves, get your kicks on a jet-boat ride, spot whales, browse the market and shops, and then join the crowds for a drink at one of the night clubs or pubs. Compact Surfers Paradise has accommodation, shopping, nightlife and the beach all within walking distance.

The first European settlers named this coastal settlement Elston in 1889. Hotelier Jim Cavill built the Surfers Paradise hotel in 1925, and eight years later he succeeded in having the town renamed for promotional purposes. Cavill Avenue and Cavill Mall are now locations for shopping and indoor attractions, such as the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum.

The landscaped shore provides a scenic esplanade for jogging. Surfing schools are everywhere, whether you’re a beginner or looking to sharpen your board skills.

Sunset kayaking tours on the inlets around Chevron Island take you past decadent private estates. Take a jet-boat ride through the waves at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour), or soar above the water on a parasail.

Ride the Q1 Residential Skyscraper elevator 755 feet (230 meters) up to the SkyPoint observation deck and enjoy a cocktail and dinner with a great view. Book a SkyPoint Climb to reach the very top of Q1, some 131 feet (40 meters) higher than the observation deck. See if you can spot misty sprays on the horizon, a sign that humpback whales are around. For a closer look, book a whale-watching tour departing from Surfers Paradise from May to October. If you’re lucky, you might capture a whale breaching on camera or feel the spray as a pectoral fin slaps the water surface.

Wednesday and Friday nights mean market time on the esplanade. Enjoy the sea breeze and check out the local art, fashion, jewelry and produce. Grab a bite to eat at one of more than 100 stalls, or visit a restaurant. Surfers Paradise is always fun, with year-round surfing events, festivals and beach entertainment.  

Surfers Paradise is located between Broadbeach and Main Beach along the Gold Coast Highway. Rooms in high-rise hotels provide panoramic views of the Coral Sea.


Guide to Exploring around Surfers Paradise Beach


Map

Best Lodging Options Near Surfers Paradise Beach

See all 2,997 Properties near Surfers Paradise Beach
voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG Hotel $94
voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG Hotel

voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG Hotel

31 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach, and Cavill Avenue. Chevron Renaissance and The Star Gold Coast are also within 3 mi (5 km). Florida Gardens station is 15 minutes by foot.

    QT Gold Coast $87
    QT Gold Coast

    QT Gold Coast

    Cnr Gold Coast Highway And Staghorn Ave, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps from King Tutts Putt Putt and Slingshot. Surfers Paradise Beach and Chevron Renaissance are also within 10 minutes.

      Novotel Surfers Paradise $84
      Novotel Surfers Paradise

      Novotel Surfers Paradise

      Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps from Cavill Avenue and Timezone. SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach are also within 5 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 21 minutes by foot.

        Q1 Resort & Spa $162
        Q1 Resort & Spa

        Q1 Resort & Spa

        9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach, Cavill Avenue, and Timezone. Ripley's Believe It or Not and Slingshot are also within 1 mi (2 km). Florida Gardens station is 15 minutes by foot.

          Paradise Resort Gold Coast $145
          Paradise Resort Gold Coast

          Paradise Resort Gold Coast

          122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Surfers Paradise resort is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of King Tutts Putt Putt and Adrenalin Park. Slingshot and Budds Beach are also within 10 minutes.

            Mantra on View Hotel $75
            Mantra on View Hotel

            Mantra on View Hotel

            22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Surfers Paradise hotel is located by the ocean, steps from Infinity Attraction, Surfers Paradise Beach, and Chevron Renaissance. Cavill Avenue and Slingshot are also within 10 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 29 minutes by foot.

              Mantra Legends Hotel $82
              Mantra Legends Hotel

              Mantra Legends Hotel

              Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd. & Laycock St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Surfers Paradise hotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach, and Cavill Avenue. Chevron Renaissance and Timezone are also within 10 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 17 minutes by foot.

                Chateau Beachside $62
                Chateau Beachside

                Chateau Beachside

                Corner The Esplanade & Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Surfers Paradise, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center, just steps from RaceCentre Race Simulators Australia and Surfers Paradise Beach. Chevron Renaissance and Infinity Attraction are also within 5 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 28 minutes by foot.