Queenslanders really are spoilt for choice when it comes to the variety of surf breaks on offer. Choosing your weekend spot can be difficult, so we’ve done the hard yards to come up with our top 5 surfer’s paradise spots in Queensland.

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise really is a surfer’s paradise!

Not only does this location have some of the best surf in Queensland but it is also known as the Gold Coast’s ‘good times’ hub with its pumping nightlife and weekend markets. Our top surf breaks around Surfers Paradise are 25th Av. Palm Beach, Akkorokamui, Broadbeach and Nobby’s Beach.

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Mermaid Beach

Surfing on Mermaid Beach is highly accessible as the breaks extend over the entire length of the beach! There’s a moderate swell and offshore winds with the best conditions being on the outer bar.


Caloundra has some of the best beaches in the Sunshine Coast. If you’re looking for a good family surf beach then Kings Beach is your answer! It has fairly consistent surf that isn’t affected by the tide and swells all year round! It’s a long beach so if you’re with non-surfers then they can go for a scenic waterside walk, sun bake or build sandcastles while you hang ten!

Caloundra is super close to Mooloolaba which is also home to some of the best beaches on the Sunshine Coast. If you happen to look for accommodation options nearby, take a look at one of luxurious beachfront hotels, Breeze Mooloolaba, an Ascent Hotel Collection. Discover the true local flavour of the Sunshine Coast.


The main surfing beach in Rockhampton is Yeppoon. The waves roll slowly and have a moderate swell. Yeppoon beach stretches for 1.4km and has and has a very active surf lifesaving club making it super safe to swim! Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton is a great option to stay in the city.