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Burleigh Heads, or simply Burleigh to locals, sits like a cool comma between Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south. It's a picturesque punctuation mark along the Gold Coast and most definitely somewhere to pause.

Let's start with the beach, which enjoys dual popularity with those who like to swim in her protected waters and those who love to surf around the headland. On a day when it might be a little choppy everywhere else along the Coast, you can bet your bottom dollar there's a protected corner at Burleigh in which to dip.

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Even strict landlubbers will adore this destination for the Burleigh Heads National Park which wraps around the headline like a fashionable head scarf, offering views of the ocean on the left and a number of walking trails and wildlife to experience.

The Burleigh foreshore is home to towering fragrant pine trees characteristic of the coast and in this parkland there are plenty of places in which to picnic or barbecue. This is also an ideal spot for regular art and craft markets, where you haggle and forage along the foreshore with the ocean shouting encouragement in the background.

Absolute oceanfront dining exists here where you'll swear the fish on your plate has jumped straight out of the water, and there's a burgeoning funky café culture in these parts. New designers are also starting to pepper the shopping areas and an amble along here won't disappoint. Head inland to West Burleigh in which a large industrial park contains some great shopping and a delicious dining scene. Perhaps this coastal point's comma should be an exclamation mark instead.

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  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Surfing
    Surfing
  • Walking
    Walking

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