Beaches and lifeguard services
Gold Coast beaches are open for exercise and recreational purposes.
Please continue to follow current social distancing advice from the Queensland Government.
For the latest update on the City's response and changes to services, visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/covid19.
We love our beaches! Whether it’s fishing at Main Beach, surfing with the pros at Snapper Rocks, or watching the sunrise at Burleigh, everyone can enjoy a beach experience on the Gold Coast.
Trying to decide the best spot to swim, surf or relax but spoilt for choice? Use our interactive map to find patrolled beaches, facilities and more.Find a beach
Lights, camera, action! Check out all the action happening across our beaches in real time. Join in, or find a quiet spot to escape to and relax.Live beach cameras
Our Chief Lifeguard has been keeping swimmers safe on our beaches since 1973. Learn more about Warren Young, his team, and how to stay safe on our beaches.Our lifeguards
We’re making waves, literally! Read about our innovative beach projects, sparking interest around Australia and the world.Coastal management
Dive in and join us in taking action to ensure our beaches are clean, healthy, safe and accessible.Our Beaches program
Ride a wave, feel the stoke! The Gold Coast is a genuine surfers paradise. Read about our unique surfing initiatives.Surfing
Learn about our vision - to keep our beaches clean, healthy and accessible now and into the future.Ocean Beaches Strategy
Maintaining our pristine coastline is a balancing act and not everything goes.What's allowed on our beaches?