Palm Beach Gold Coast shares its name with a number of famous ‘Palm Beaches’ Palm Beach NSW and Palm Beach in Florida USA not to mention many more locations throughout the world.
What is so special about Palm Beach?
Palm Beach has a laid-back lifestyle; a good balance of holiday accommodation and residential properties with limited high rise development.
This is good news for those who want a quiet holiday just to relax but still be close to the action. The suburb still clings to the past in sections with old beach shacks sitting on prime beachfront land gripping onto its fast disappearing heritage.
This suburb is a walkers paradise with many scenic walks to keep you fit even while holidaying.
Palm Beach is nestled between two creek, Tallebudgera Creek with Burleigh Headland rising from its waters at the northern end of Palm Beach and Currumbin Creek on the southern end, with views of Currumbin Rock and The Alley.
Both these areas are amongst the most popular family friendly recreational spots on the Gold Coast, featuring quiet tranquil waters for fishing, boating and swimming and much more.
Palm Beach Accommodation
There are a number of options for Palm Beach accommodation from small budget Motel style to three storey walk-ups and luxury high rise accommodation where you can take advantage of the views stretching to Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south, and the beautiful clean white sand and crystal clear waters of Palm Beach below. Not to forget beach front luxury houses available for rental. There is no question this beach front suburb has it all….
Twice this beach side suburb won Australia’s ‘Cleanest Beach Award‘..
In addition Tallebudgera Creek Caravan and Camping Tourist Park are part of the accommodation landscape, right on Tallebudgera Creek and Palm Beach Tourist Park at 19th Ave featuring cabins and villas, van and camping site. Caravan Parks are growing in popularity with more than 9.3 million intending to holiday at one in the next two years.In addition more than 300,000 people attended the five major caravanning and camping shows around Australia in 2011. (Source CRVA Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia, reported in the Gold Coast Sun Jan 19 2012)
Palm Beach accommodation caters for all budgets and types of accommodation, the location attracts family groups who want to take advantage of a quiet holiday.
Cafes and Restaurants
There is no shortage of cafes and restaurants in Palm Beach including Sports Clubs and Surf Life Saving Clubs, which all serve reasonably priced meals for the budget conscious. Palm Beach has its own unique style with many to choose from.
Safe Swimming Options
This locality has a number of options for safe swimming with five patrol areas to choose from, always swim between the flags.
- Tower-13 – South Palm Beach near Palm Beach Parklands and Currumbin Spit
- Tower-14 – Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club Seventh Ave Palm Beach
- Tower-15 -Pacific Beach Surf Life Saving Club Central Palm Beach
- Tower-16 -Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club, Tallebudgera Beach (North Palm Beach)
- Tower-17 -Neptune Surf Life Saving Club Tallebudgera Creek – Estuary
Palm Beach Easy Access to Gold Coast Hinterland
To the west are lovely views of the Gold Coast Hinterland, the green cauldron, in addition the Gold Coast Hinterland is easily accessed from Palm Beach with many scenic drives to keep you entertained if you are holidaying in the locality or just want a change of pace.
The Gold Coast Hinterland can be accessed via Nineteenth Avenue Palm Beach, at the roundabout 19th Av and Guineas Creek Road turn right follow till the next major roundabout (Tallebudgera Primary School on your left) take a left onto Tallebudgera Connection Road follow this scenic short drive till you reach the intersection which is Currumbin Creek Road take a right and shortly you hang a left turn into Tomewin Mountain Road (Scenic Route 98) .
Resource pages below will have more information about this scenic Gold Coast drive.
Some of the unique benefits of staying in Palm Beach are;
Easy access to the M1 motorway at the end of Palm Beach Avenue
Less than a ten minute drive to Gold Coast International Airport
Quiet locality away from the fast pace of the northern end of the Gold Coast
Major shopping centres minutes away, including Tweed Heads NSW
Gold Coast Hinterland bush walking tracks and scenic drives at your finger tips
Boardwalk along Currumbin Creek and Tallebudgera Creek waiting to be conquered
An abundance of restaurants, cafes and Surf and Sports Clubs
Palm Beach Walks
Palm Beach is a flat suburb which is great news for those who enjoy a stroll and don’t want to work too hard. One of the best Gold Coast walks is walking from Creek to Creek Tallebudgera to Currumbin Creek, along the entire length of Palm Beach this will take you around an hour depending on your pace and where your accommodation is located. Just get on the beach and choose your direction, this is a lovely clean beach with awards from ‘Clean up Australia’ Palm Beach receiving the cleanest beach in Queensland twice.
Famous Jefferson Lane Palm Beach Walk
A walk along Jefferson Lane which starts at Lacey’s Lane south Palm Beach next to Royal Palm Resort and Princess Palm towers is a walk into Palm Beach’s past. Jefferson Lane features many of the original fibro beach shacks right on the ocean front, this walk will take you right up to 15th Avenue, where you can continue to walk along Jefferson Lane until you reach 17th Avenue and then it’s onto the beach until 23rd Avenue, at this point you can come off the beach and walk on a combination of grassy public areas and a tarred road running adjacent to the beach, which is called the Esplanade.
At the end of the Esplanade is Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club ( Life Saving Tower 16) continue along this pathway called Duneway till you reach the rock groyne under the looming shadow of Burleigh Headland National Park. From here you can cross the Tallebudgera Creek Bridge and access the bush walking tracks of Burleigh Headland National Park.
Where is this location?
Below is a map of Palm Beach Parklands in order to see this map you will have to download ‘Google Earth’ a wonderful way to explore….
View Palm Beach Parklands in a larger map
Palm Beach Parklands is an extremely popular location featuring a large children’s playground area (the Pirate Ship) including the Dune Café for refreshments. The locality also is a favourite for families because of the large grassed area suitable for playing ball games with the children and along with the tranquil waters of Currumbin Estuary, for swimming.
Dog Friendly Gold Coast
Both north and south Palm Beach are dog friendly, featuring off leash beach access but take note of the signage and stay away from the flagged swimming areas or you will attract a penalty of $1,500.
These areas have become very popular over the last couple of years, so if your dog is a little shy you might want to introduce your pet earlier in the day when there are fewer dogs around. The Gold Coast City Council maps on dog exercise areas.
Overall most dogs seem to get on well and it’s really nice to walk along the designated areas and see how much fun they are all having. Check out the links below for more detail.
Walks in Palm Beach Gold Coast
These links below feature some of the walks in the area:
|Tarrarbora Reserve is a section of native bushland with a small beach facing the lagoon and Currumbin Creek, a wonderful spot for a swim and a picnic lunch. Tarrarbora Reserve read on|
|Beree Badalla Boardwalk is on Currumbin Creek a short walk from Tarrabora Reserve under Currumbin Bridge. Beree Badalla Boardwalk read on|
|Palm Spit is a long piece of land at south Palm Beach near Palm Beach ParklandsPalm Beach Spit read on|
|Palm Beach Parklands is a recreational location for the whole family, including the family dog.Palm Beach Parklands read on|
|Tallebudgera Beach is at the northern end of Palm Beach, in the shadow of Burleigh Headland National Park.Tallebudgera Foreshore walk read on|
|Palm Beach is very close to the Hinterland just a short drive and you are amongst pristine rainforest and mountain ranges. Gold Coast Hinterland scenic drives read on|
|On Beree Bradalla Boardwalk you can take your dog, however this isn’t an off leash exercise area. Keep your dog on the leash Beree Badalla Boardwalk read on
|Elanora Wetlands is a walking trail along the upper reaches of Tallebudgera Creek. Elanora Wetlands|
|Elanora Urban WalkSome of the folks who live in these streets enjoy commanding views of the southern Gold Coast few of us have ever seen, not even on a postcard!|
|Jefferson Lane Walk –Take a walk along Jefferson Lane Palm Beach before it’s nostalgic past is gone.. click here
|Urban Walk – Laguna Park Palm BeachUrban walking is still part of the daily routine of many who live away from the beachfront suburbs… read on|
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