South of the most densely developed section of the Gold Coast beachfront, Broadbeach offers a slightly quieter beachgoing experience.
Part of the 16km main stretch of Gold Coast beachfront, Broadbeach is backed by a long beach reserve that contains the Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club, a large car park and other public amenities.
Rips are present whenever waves are breaking and deep rip channels may run out from the shoreline. Swim only in patrolled areas and avoid the rip holes and outer trough. Stay close inshore and on the attached portion of the bar.
This stretch of beach offers a huge range of accommodation, attractions and facilities, together with the surf lifesaving clubs and lifeguard towers, as well as 16 km of beautiful beach and surf. However the surf is hazardous, so be careful as to when and where you swim.
After initially considering Stradbroke Island as the club’s location in the 1930s, Broadbeach SLSC opened its clubhouse on the Gold Coast in 1966.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club clubhouse was redeveloped into a modern structure catering for various needs. Some characteristics of the old clubhouse remain with the addition of more modern facilities.
Members are strongly committed to running the club and providing excellent services to beach visitors, members, families and the wider community. The club has worked hard to establish a reputation for a welcoming, family-oriented club with a strong focus on encouraging children to actively participate in nippers and as long-term volunteer active members. On every Sunday morning during September to April there are hundreds of nippers, parents and families training to become future life savers and future community leaders – all as volunteers.
While the view of the ocean hasn’t changed, the Broadbeach SLSC is a far cry from the 1930s when that dedicated group of young men from Brisbane chose Broadbeach as the one spot on the Gold Coast to patrol.
27 Broadbeach Bvd, Broadbeach, QLD, 4218