Surfers Paradise Beach

The three-kilometer strip of golden sand between Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean is Australia's iconic beach, a postcard-perfect locale that conjures up 'paradise' to millions.

Voted as the #2 beach in Australia and #23 in the world, our beach welcomes swimmers, joggers, surfers and strollers from around both locally and from afar.


Surfers Paradise Beach Lifeguard Tower 34, just alongside the arched Surfers Paradise sign, is manned by Gold Coast City Council Lifeguards 365 days a year on the following schedule:


  • December to January - 7:30am to  6:30pm
  • February to March - 8am to 6pm
  • April to November - 8am to 5pm


  • May to September - 8am to 5pm

Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club members patrol weekends and public holidays from mid September to the first weekend in May on the following schedule:

  • December to January - 7am to 6pm
  • September to November - 8am to 5pm
  • February to May - 8am to 5pm


Surfers Paradise Surf Living Saving Club (SP SLSC) and Volunteering Gold Coast have partnered to ensure Gold Coast’s most iconic beach is accessible for everybody by providing beach wheelchairs, accessible beach Access Mat, a mobile hoist and a team of volunteers. For more information on the project click here


Always swim between the designated red and yellow flags and be sure to check if there are any safety warnings via the beach signage from the Surfers Paradise Lifeguards. If you are ever unsure about beach and water conditions be sure to ask the lifeguards during scheduled times.

Remember to Slip, Slop, Slap!

For more information on Surfers Paradise Lifeguards visit the Australian Surf Lifesaving website