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Annie Rettie Gold Coast Australia Travel Tips - Owner
Budds Beach Guide
The beach at Budds on a sunny Spring afternoon.
Budds is an oasis of
the midst of Surfers Paradise!
Budds is one of those places where you feel like time is standing still. I love to come down here on a sunny day to sit and watch a little of the world go by.
At Budds time seems to
It's a peaceful and reflective environment, yet there are kids playing on the beach, boats going up and down the river and people going about their lives in the houses on the other side of the river on Chevron Island.
Bumbles is always a hive of activity - perhaps that's where the name came from!
Bumbles Cafe is a place to meet friends, enjoy great coffee, their amazing cake or lunch.
Bumbles is deceptively spacious inside and there are tables on the pavement.
Amazing carrot cake at Bumbles
Don't forget to visit SuGa SuGa next door for some interesting homewares from Australia and around the world. Pick up something very special here.
Or you could stay in this generally quiet, and out of the way area of Surfers Paradise. Check out the options for places to stay below.
Budds is very convenient for the Gold Coast Indy/600 Motor event in October - though admittedly it isn't so quiet during GC600/Indy week - but then nowhere in Surfers or Main Beach is!
Where to StayThe place to stay in Budds Beach is Trilogy. Trilogy consists of three ultra modern towers of apartments from 1 to 3 bedrooms, set around tropical gardens and a heated swimming pool.
Budds lifestyle is relaxed
If you are on a tight budget you could try Budds Beach Apartments a 3½ star complex with thirty 1 bedroom apartments for rent. Airconditioning is an optional extra. These apartments are an economic option for singles and couples.
Budds Beach lifestyle is relaxed and enjoyable. I enjoy taking photos around the area trying to capture this atmosphere. I have put some of these photos on a separate page.
Some of these photos are quite large so you can get a real feel for the area I hope you enjoy them.
As Budds is really a part of Surfers Paradise, check out my page on Surfers for more information about the area in general.
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