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Why visit Broadbeach
With the perfect balance of sunshine and nightlife, casual and glam, Broadbeach has a little something for everyone. With gorgeous beaches like Kurrawa Beach, and top-notch cuisine, this vibrant city will make you want to book a longer stay.
Best time to visit Broadbeach
Broadbeach is known for fun in the sun, so summer (December to February) is the best time to visit Broadbeach. That being said, summer is peak travel time so prepare for crowds. The winter months are still mild with average temperatures in the high teens and low twenties. Not beach weather for most but a good time to visit to avoid crowds or for those who are sensitive to heat.
Getting around Broadbeach
Broadbeach is small and can be mostly traversed by foot. There are buses and shuttles available as a public transport option but many people will find driving the easiest if you can get your hands on a car. If you plan on using public transport, you can purchase a Go Card from most convenience stores.
What to do in Broadbeach
Families travelling to the Gold Coast and enjoying Broadbeach accommodation might want to make the most of the fantastic location with a visit to nearby, famous theme parks. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre provides the perfect outlet for some retail therapy while families and foodies alike will appreciate Broadbeach Art and Craft Markets that happen on the first and third Sunday of every month, all year round. If you hear the water beckoning, learn to surf at Broadbeach Surf School or for the experienced, carve up the many surf breaks along the endless coastline.
Free things to do in Broadbeach
Hit the beach Broadbeach is not the only beach in Broadbeach but it is a good one! Head to any of the beaches along the coast for a day of lounging, surfing and swimming. Many beaches are within walking distance of the CBD and our Accor Broadbeach accommodation options so you can spend your day alternating between the beach and your accommodation. Parks and nature Get out and about at one of the many parks dotted around Broadbeach. Many of the parks and green spaces along the beaches have playgrounds for the kids and bbq facilities for a spot of cooking. Or simply bring along some food and gear for a picnic. These spaces also make a divine spot to watch the sunrise or sunset.
Fun things to do in Broadbeach
Water sports Try your hand at parasailing, jet skiing or stand up paddle boarding to make the most of the long coastline and the warm sunny days. Rental facilities are dotted along the beach but it's best to head online first to make sure you don't miss out. Whale watching The best time to see whales in Broadbeach is over the winter months (June to August) which is good news for travellers opting to go in the less crowded, cooler months. There are many whale watching charters operating around Broadbeach that will take a boat out to see these beautiful creatures. Alternatively, you can head up to a lookout with some binoculars and try your luck. There's less guarantee you'll see a whale but the view may just be worth it.
Eating & drinking in Broadbeach
Broadbeach has a wide range of cuisines and dining styles on offer for anyone looking to grab a meal, with a not so shabby nightlife to boot. From casual Australian pubs to upmarket infusion cocktail bars, there's something for everyone. Head to Broadbeach tavern for some pub grub. Recently renovated, this tavern is a step above your average pub. For something a little more elegant head to Roosevelt lounge for a cocktail, and live music on Friday and Saturdays.
Where to stay in Broadbeach
All our Broadbeach hotels, resorts and apartment options are designed to welcome you into your Gold Coast home away from home. Whether you're travelling with family, friends, a partner, or solo, you'll be sure to find Broadbeach accommodation perfectly suited for you and conveniently located to the best the Gold Coast has to offer.