Beaches and Swimming in Gold Coast in June

by Nidhi Sharma

Beaches and swimming in Gold Coast in June

I would be grateful if you could provide me with information regarding Gold Coast beach activities in the month of June.

Can we go swimming in the sea in this month?

I will be coming from New Delhi especially to see the beaches and indulge in beach activities so it's really important for me to know if i can go swimming in the sea and enjoy water sports.

I hope the water will not be very cold.

Also how will it be in Bondi Beach is it advisable to swim in the sea water in the month of June there as well?

I will be very thankfull if you could answer my queries.

Nidhi Sharma

June is a winter month on the Gold Coast, so it is cooler, but often not cold. The beaches are best in the middle of the day when it is warmer and the sea water temperature would usually be around 21C or 70F. The air temperatures during the day can get up to the 20Cs with 20 being the average but it does get quite cool in the evenings.

Coming from New Delhi at that time of the year you probably will find the temperature difference makes the Gold Coast feel cool, but I know many people from India and the middle east visit Australia at this time of the year to enjoy the moderate weather.

We visit the beach year round - obviously on cooler or windy days in the winter we might not visit it, but we often go during these months.

There are many water sports to enjoy on the Gold Coast and many different beaches too. The most famous one is Surfers Paradise, but I would highly recommend some of the southern beaches such as Kirra, Burleigh, Tallebudgera, Currumbin and Coolangatta.

You can also enjoy water sports off the beaches such as surfing (or learn to surf) and kite surfing and in the Broadwater area which is a calm water area nestled between Main Beach, Southport, South Stradbroke Island and the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast. Activities such as jet boating, jet skiing, parasailing, boat cruises and other activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling in around Cook Island are also popular.

One of the best things about this time of the year in the Gold Coast is the whale watching. It is the time of the year when the humpback whales start to pass by the Gold Coast on their way north to the mating and birthing areas in the warmer northern waters.

June is definitely a fantastic time to visit the Gold Coast. If you want to laze on the beach soaking up the sun it is probably not the best time to come, but you can certainly still enjoy may activities at this time of the year.

I hope that helps answer your questions, please feel free to comment below if you need any more information. Let me know what you decide to do and have fun :)

Additional Comments: I forgot to mention Bondi Beach which is in Sydney, NSW and further south than Gold Coast. The water will be cooler in Sydney than in Gold Coast. You should be able to go down to the beach and enjoy it pretty much year round, but whether the water is warm enough? I am not sure, perhaps you will have to just try it out. Sydney is glorious during the winter on sunny days, but it is cooler than the Gold Coast.

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Apr 28, 2011
Bondi Beach in June
by: Annie

I forgot to mention Bondi Beach. I have gone back and added some additional comments about Bondi beach in June. Hope that is useful. Annie

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