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Clean and healthy beaches

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Sparkling beaches and waterways are synonymous with the Gold Coast. To ensure our beaches and foreshores retain their sparkle, we invest in a range of cleaning and management services.

Thirty-six kilometres of ocean beaches on the mainland are swept between midnight and sunrise on every day of the year and we have six crews of two people who patrol the 860 kilometres of tidal waterways removing over 1000 tonnes per year of floating debris.

Australia's cleanest beaches

As well as being some of the nation's best known and most loved, our beaches are also consistently rated as some of Australia's cleanest. Beautiful Burleigh Beach was named as Australia's Cleanest Beach Runner Up for 2015, and received the Young Legends Award.

Gold Coast beaches have taken the national title twice in four years - Currumbin in 2013 and Tallebudgera in 2011.

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