Burleigh Heads sits like a cool comma between Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south. It’s a picturesque punctuation mark along the Gold Coast and most definitely somewhere to pause. Locals and visitors alike flock here for world-class point break, unbeatable beaches, lively cafe and dining scene, nature walks and the all-around sunny vibes that this beloved location has to offer. The National Park that occupies most of the headland provides bush walks through lush rainforest and breathtaking views of the Gold Coast. It's also a sacred place to the local First Nations people - you can learn more about their history, stories and connection to the land at Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which is found on the banks of Tallebudgera Creek.
Shaded by pine trees and pandanus palms, the elevated grassy park on Goodwin Terrace known as "The Point" is a popular spot for sunsets, picnics and gatherings. The beaches here are lined with beautiful parkland, scattered with BBQs, playgrounds and facilities for all to enjoy. On Sunday evenings, musicians and fire-twirlers meet up in Justin Park for a joyful community jam session.
You'll find some of the Gold Coast's best restaurants within Burleigh's borders. Start the day with breakfast at one of James Street's many cafes, browse the retail boutiques along this main drag and book dinner at one of the many excellent eateries around town. Wind down with a tipple on the beachfront at iconic establishments, Rick Shores and Burleigh Pavilion, or follow the locals for a cold one at the bowls club or Surf Life Saving Club.