There's no denying the Gold Coast has some of the best beaches across Australia, and even the world.
With clean oceans, golden sands and sunshine all year long, what could go wrong?
Crowds. Lots of them.
Just like us, most tourists come here for our glistening beaches, meaning the influx of people to share the sand with can turn a relaxing day on the beach into "Hmm maybe lets just hang by the pool".
Here are the best hidden beaches to avoid crowds across the Gold Coast:
South Burleigh Headland
It's not-so-secret to most locals, but when entering from Burleigh Headland, this slice of beach on the Northern side of Talle creek is quite the locals paradise.
Follow the path around Burleigh Hill for around 200-300 metres and enter through the bush land to find a hidden beach spot for you to make your own. If you sneak in for a mid-peak dip then you could almost have this picturesque strip to yourself.
This one is for the true beach lovers willing to go the extra mile for a secluded swimming hole. Head to the river side of Fingal Head Beach, where you will keep your eyes peeled for a trail head on your left, park and walk through the beach scrub to Kerosene Inlet.
Nestled between Snapper Rocks and Point Danger, Froggies Beach is a hidden pocket tucked away from the elements of turbulent waters and heavy winds. Not to mention, it makes for the person Insta photo with a stunning background of weeping willows, pandanus palms and blue waters.
Laid back and with breathtaking beauty, Kirra Beach is one of the Gold Coast’s best-kept secrets.
Marvel over at the views of the Surfers Paradise skyline in the distance as you splash around the ocean or soak up the sunshine on the shoreline.
While it's no secret to locals, Kirra Beach still maintains its private coastal feel.
It's a little hard to find, but that's the reason it's secluded, right? Known for hosting hundreds at the annual Quiki Pro Surf comp, but on an average work week, it still boasts some of the best surf breaks and sweeping views around the Coast with private nooks to throw down a beach towel and perch up for the day.
From Kirra Beach, drive or walk further south to Rainbow Bay and then follow the path that leads to Snapper Rocks.
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