It’s 30 degrees, the sun’s shining bright, your favourite summer tracks are blaring and your boardies or bikini were the first thing you put on this morning without even thinking about it. It’s summer, and what else are you gonna do except go to the beach! Whether we stay on the coast, or go for a bit of a drive, there are always beautiful spots that we can find to spend our day, either lying on the beach, going for a swim, a surf, or a paddle.
We call it home, but some of us also call it paradise, for we’re lucky enough to have a beautiful golden coastline, with an incredible ocean and many sunny months. This isn’t to say that we don’t enjoy a venture to other parts of our beautiful country – however for a last minute Sunday trip, we can enjoy our own backyards. We show you some of our favourite spots, from two minutes to an hour from home!
Wave-less and still, the broadwater offers an excellent jet-skiing, water-skiing, tubing and boating arena. The shore is relatively narrow, but shouldn’t be discounted for the Sunday arvo lunch and swimming spot – particularly at its’ Southernmost point towards the Spit.
For the SurfStitch HQ, this is home. Sitting within kilometres of the Coast’s greatest surfing spots, Burleigh Beach is at the South end of the Gold Coast, and is one of our favourites! Positioned next to James Street, which hosts boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants, and of course the infamous Burleigh Fruit Shop juices, the beach has everything you need for a relaxed day out! With the Burleigh Hill overlooking the beach, it’s even the perfect spot for a walk or a bike ride after a hot day on the sand.
The Seaway and The Spit
Loved by surfers, fishermen, snorkelers and locals alike, the Seaway and The Spit are iconic Gold Coast spots boasting beauty, heritage and pride. Snorkel in the Seaway to see tropical fish, or enjoy wakeboarding or jetskiing in the ocean channel. Enjoy the surf at The Spit, enjoy a walk with your pup on the dog-friendly beach, or walk down the pier to feel like you’re standing in the middle of the ocean!
More of a hit with tourists, with plenty of attractions to keep you busy and with a wild nightlife, Surfers Paradise is the Gold Coast’s most famous spot and is always busy! There are plenty of great places on the beach front to grab fish and chips on a more relaxed day for those who like to take it easy.
For those who don’t mind travelling a little further…
Kinsgcliff, Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay (NSW)
An hour or two away from the Gold Coast, these are smaller, more homely towns flanked by a beautiful coastline and kind locals. Your day feels like a little getaway and it’s so close you don’t even have to pay for accommodation Take a day trip or even camp and enjoy the fantastic scenery.
All photos are taken by SurfStitch through Instagram – follow us: @surfstitch
What to wear on your beach day or road trip…
1. 2 Chillies Miami Underwire Bustier – Miami. 2. Somedays Lovin Twin Peaks Denim Shorties – Ice & Cream. 3. House of Harlow Cary Sunglasses – Camouflage. 4. Rip Curl Riverbend Boho Hat – Dark Denim.
1. Shakuhachi Acid Bloom Flip Sun Dress – Citrus. 2. Billabong Wanderer Playsuit – Pink Sunset. 3. Sunnylife Beach Umbrella – Jervis.