Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast Queensland, Australia

Walking Currumbin Beach

When I walk I like to think that I am seeing the location for the first’s not always easy depending on your mood. But most of the time the sheer essence of the location is enough. 

I started my walk at Throwers Bridge, (which has its own history).  You have to start at the bridge to really get the feel of the locality. ..Sunday morning …and it’s beautiful along the creek, the area can get quite busy on the weekend depending on a number of factors.

If the fish are biting, the park will be littered with trailers and 4WD’s hoping for a great day fishing at Palm Beach Reef. During the weekends the creek can be alive with lots of activities, picnickers enjoying the lush green grass and shade at Winders Park.

Swell Sculptural Festival

Following the pathway along Currumbin Creek heading east towards Currumbin Alley you will come across a number of timber piers with an assortment of pelicans perched on top constructed from a variety of metal components. These beautiful art pieces were displayed at Swell Sculptural Festival, this event is featured on Currumbin beachfront every year. So put these dates in your calendar and come along! Continue walking along Currumbin Creek until the end of the Park, and then it’s onto the concrete walkway and under Currumbin Bridge.

Currumbin Creek Bridge

If it’s a warm day you can rest here under the shade of the bridge, the view is spectacular at this point.

Opposite are the picturesque walks of Beree Badalla Boardwalk and Currumbin Lagoon and Tarrabora Reserve ……but that’s for another day.

You can rest under the shade of Currumbin Creek Bridge

Now you will start to climb Currumbin hill, so if it’s a hot day there is no hurry, hope you remembered your hat, sunscreen and bottle of water …..just to keep you fresh in anticipation for a spot of breakfast or a coffee at one of the many cafes & restaurants.


There are many shade trees at this stage of the walk and openings in the tree line where you will want to stop and soak in the view.

View at Currumbin Hill

Surfers Paradise in the distance with its towering high rises makes for a great photo.Once you have reached the top of the hill, it’s all down hill to Currumbin Beach!
Now you are on Currumbin Alley, explore this unique location with it unusual rock formation and changing moods.

The water can be glassy and serene or foaming with anger, It can be what you want it to be, a world class surfing location, a photographers paradise, or for you walkers a location to be soaked up and spoken about…
For me I have seen many of its moods and never tire of its beauty….

Currumbin Hill LookoutCurrumbin Hill Lookout

At the beginning of the Currumbin Beach walk, look to your right and you will see a picnic area, behind the BBQ area is a set of steps, (around 130 to be precise) start climbing take your time we’re not trying to win a race.

What a fabulous view, it’s worth the climb!The view from the top is magnificent, Currumbin Alley in all its glory, views of the entire coastal strip of Palm Beach from Creek to Creek  (another walk) and Currumbin Lagoon.Check out the map and video at Palm Beach Directory.

Elephant Rock Lookout

After you have got your breathe back lets cross the road (Pacific Parade) to the beach and enjoy the sand between our toes, head straight down the beach toward to  ‘Currumbin Vikings Surf Club’ walk across the carpark and you will see a set of stairs behind the Surf Club.

Just a short climb and you will see it all! Check out the short video of the location.

After you have immersed yourself in the view why not go down the steps to the Surf Club and have some refreshments on their beautiful deck.

There a very few places in this world where you can enjoy refreshments and take in the awesome power of the Pacific Ocean.Still want to keep going? Well you can continue along the beach and head for Coolangatta! Or follow the main road around to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and spend the rest of the day there.

Visit Currumbin Beach ….take a virtual tour below. 

See you on my next walk…

2 Responses to Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast Queensland, Australia

  1. I love the walks around Currumbin and the southern end of the Gold Coast. A great place to stay for walkers is Currumbin Cottage – it’s really different to most of the holiday accommodation on the coast.

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