Best Family Beach Vacation on Gold Coast

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Best Family Vacation destination - Gold Coast Australia
Pristine Beaches on Gold Coast

Here's why I think the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia should be on YOUR holiday destination list!

No matter where in the world I travel, I compare all beaches to this one!

  1. The sand is clean, soft and inviting.  
  2. The water is clear, clean and warm.

In the summer months, I love the very early mornings.  No daylight savings so the sun is up VERY early!

You feel like you've done so much before it's even breakfast time!

And best of all - the beaches are brilliant all year round - no box jelly fish to ruin your enjoyment of the beach and ocean.

As much as I love the beach, the other great thing about the Gold Coast is that there is so much else to see and do here.

And most family activities you can do at any time - what great flexibility for a holiday.

Marine Stingers & Jelly Fish

Whilst Gold Coast beaches are mostly free of these marine nasties, that is not the case in northern Queensland. There you need to swim in stinger enclosures and wear stinger suits from October to May - leaving you only a short time of the year when the waters are clear from marine nasties like marine stingers, irukandji and box jellyfish.

Theme parks for all tastes

Water Activities

Surf Life Saving Flag on Beach in Gold Coast
Surf Life Saving Flag on Beach in Gold Coast

Day tours

  • Rainforest Walks
  • Tropical Fruit World
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Winery tours
  • Australia Zoo (in Sunshine Coast)
  • Brisbane
  • Byron Bay
  • Heli-tour to Fraser Island for the Day!


  • Restaurants - family, casual or fine dining
  • Entertainment
  • Casino
  • Cinemas
  • Night shows
  • Dinner and Shows
  • Clubs - for those who want to!

All of this and more adds up to one of the world's very best family beach vacation destinations.

When Is The Best Time To Visit?

That depends upon what you want to do, when you can come, your budget and what kind of weather you'd prefer! Check out my guide to the best time to visit the Gold Coast.

Where Should I Stay?

There are so many things that you should consider when choosing where to stay - I recommend you check out my suburb by suburb descriptions to find what suits for your best family beach vacation accommodation.

Want To Know What To Do In The Gold Coast?

So many things to do, so little time - take the challenge check out the Gold Coast main attractions and plan your holiday to make the most of it.


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