Miami Beach occupies the southern 1km of the main Gold Coast beachfront, between North Nobby and South Nobby hills.
The whole Miami Beach is fronted by a narrow beachfront reserve, with access tracks crossing the reserve from Marine Parade. The Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club is located at the southern end and 50m-high South Nobby protrudes 100m into the surf, defining the end of the beach. It has a large car park and is backed by a caravan park. The club was founded in 1946, when it was known as the Ipswich Railway Surf Life Saving Club.
The eight surf lifesaving clubs and 16 lifeguard towers attest to the potential hazards along this long beach. 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.
Miami Beach SLSC
Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club was founded by six members from Southport SLSC in 1947. It has since focussed on creating a family atmosphere at the club.
The Miami surf club has grown significantly since its inception, from a timber shack supporting 10, to a cohort of 600 that is approaching its 75th anniversary.
Miami has always been one of the smaller clubs on the Gold Coast, and one with a proud history of cultivating an inclusive environment. Its no-gaming-machine policy has enabled the club to fully focus on its members and is one of the reasons that its Nipper program is so strong. The club in the last 10 years has seen only 175 rescues, yet delivered over 9000 preventative actions, which is a testament to the calibre of lifesavers who call the Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club their home.
2 Hythe St, Miami, QLD, 4218