- Ian Dipple Lagoon, Broadwater
The perfect accommodation pair for families can be found at Sandcastles on the Broadwater, directly opposite the lagoon! Treasure Island Resort is only a short distance up Brisbane Road (Gold Coast Highway) and is one of the Gold Coast most popular accommodation choices for families with heaps to do. Not to mention it’s also practically next door to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre! The Grand Apartments are also just across from the beach offering spacious rooms perfect for families.
- Broadwater Parklands
You’ll also find the inflatable GC Aqua Park, floating on the Broadwater, which is great fun for kids 5 years and older (including Mum and Dad!)
Accommodation staying close to this beach and waterpark gem is much the same as above, but families should call our holiday experts on 1300 788 553 for a personalized recommendation.
- Tallebudgera Creek Inlet
If you’re little ones like to walk or appreciate the rainforest, be sure to cross the creek and do the Burleigh Hill walk. Challenge the kids to see if they can spot any koalas on their journey!
We love Boardwalk Burleigh Beach for nearby Gold Coast Family Accommodation, as the views are second to none and the apartments are brand new. Swell Resort and Burleigh Mediterranean Resort are another two favourites.
- Currumbin Creek / Pirate Park
There is also a café that boasts amazing coffee, treats, light meals and live music on the weekends. Another bonus for families is the pirate themed park at the entrance to the beach.
Royal Palm Resort is one of the best places to stay for families as a place winner of Holidays with Kids Best Family Resort in Australia 2017! Another great spot is San Simeon Beachfront Apartments, while there are less amenities, it is right on the beachfront!
- Sea World Drive
All along the left side of the road are secluded stretches of calm pristine beach! You can also find more places to relax with the little ones further up the road, once you hit The Spit, turn left and follow the road 500 meters there are even more calm water spots.
Not only are these beaches great for little ones, but most of them have plenty of shade thanks to the flora and are perfect for kayaking and fishing. This is also a great spot to see dolphins frolicking!
Accommodation close to this strip of family friendly beaches include the famous Sea World Resort (complete with its own impressive water park), Palazzo Versace, and Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort which backs onto the surf beach!
Our Top Picks For Gold Coast
Sea World Resort & Water Park
Ideally situated on the picturesque Broadwater with private beach access and only minutes away from the bustle of Surfers Paradise, it's no wonder that Sea World Resort & Water Park enjoys the reputation of being one of Australia's best family resorts.
Palazzo Versace is the evolution of the Versace lifestyle, a place of Renaissance splendour and elegance. The world's first Versace hotel incorporates classically elegant rooms, luxury condominiums and award winning restaurants situated on the Gold Coast Broadwater.