Beginner Surf Spots on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is more than a major holiday destination…it is 66 kilometres of coastline offering plenty of great surfing beaches. Base your self at Rainbow Bay and enjoy a number of iconic surf spots at your fingers tips.

Rainbow Bay

The perfect learn to surf destination. The waves here end up being the dregs of the lines that roll through Snapper Rocks which has been known to produce some of the longest right-hand rides in the world. If the surf is pumping keep an eye out from the shore for some of the world’s best surfers including Kelly Slater and Steph Gilmore.


Greenmount offers gentle, long and mellow rides. Located between Snapper Rocks and Kirra, the waves curl around the headland, breaking on a sandbank. Find your feet in the surf and get the feel of riding the ‘green’ face of the wave. This stunning area of the Gold Coast also offers clear water and picturesque coastline.

Currumbin Alley

One of the safest and most beginner friendly location on the Gold Coast. Here you can opt for a private lesson to learn the basics before hitting the waves yourself.

Burleigh Heads

Offering something for everyone from “Kid’s Corner” (little area in front of the Burleigh Pavilion) to a world-class point break. A great option and then enjoy a spot of lunch at the local surf club or range of cafes and restaurants in the area.


Sometimes overlooked by surfers so this area can be a little quieter. This Gold Coast beach offers nice clean waves on a west/southwest wind making it ideal to improve your skills.



Gold Coast Beachfront Accommodation

When it comes to beach breaks, the early bird definitely gets the worm. Book your Gold Coast accommodation opposite the beach at Rainbow Bay and be one of the first to hit the surf.

Bayview apartments offers a great range of fully furnished apartments complete with private balcony overlooking the beach at Rainbow Bay. Check out the surf from your apartment before heading out.

Make the most of your Gold Coast holiday and enjoy the great facilities on offer. After a morning perfecting your newly acquired skills, sit back and relax by the resort pool, enjoy a spa or read a book on the sun lounges. For the energetic, enjoy a game of tennis on the full sized court or indoor games room.

Ring us today to book your beachfront accommodation and where you will find a number of Gold Coast beginner surf spots at your fingertips.