Top Pacific Sunrise Spots on The Gold Coast


Sure, you’ve got to get up while it’s still dark and sacrifice a sleep-in, but it’s definitely worth the early start. It’s a chance to reconnect with yourself and the world around you and see something naturally beautiful.

Sunrises on the Gold Coast are an amazing shot to your senses as you smell the salt from the gentle breeze coming off the coast with the sun sending an impossible array of colours from the water up and out to high in the skyline.

To inspire you to get out of bed and into nature, here’s a list of some of the best places to watch dazzling sunrises


The Spit

sunrise at the spit

Starting the day with your toes in the sand is pretty much ideal. Head down to The Southport Spit and plonk down in the sand to watch the sun come up over water. By the Jetty you can watch the local fisherman try their luck mixing with the early morning surfers heading out for a quick paddle before work.


Surfers Paradise Beach

sunrise surfers paradise

You can’t miss the surfers paradise sign at the end of Cavill Mall.
Say hello the morning with a great vantage point of some of Australia’s most magnificent beaches. The Gold coast contains 75 kilometers of pristine shoreline and the sun tints the sky and the high-rise buildings with shades of orange, yellow and gold.

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Sunrise

Sit on the grass at Burleigh Heads and look back along the coastline all the way to Surfers Paradise. The views here are stunning and the water seems to go on forever, making it a relaxing, peaceful place to reconnect. There’s a walking track that goes all the way around the headland to spectacular Tallebudgera Creek and one that heads up to the top. Why not jump into the water and see why this is a favourite for surfers all around the world…


Kirra Hill

kirra sunrise

Head to the top of Kirra Hill and share the view of the iron eagle, a sculpture that stands on the lookout for the return of Kirra’s famous waves.


Greenmount and Point Danger


The southern end of the coast is great to chill out. Greenmount offers amazing views to Snapper Rocks, or keep walking to take a rest on a patch of grass up the hill and over the state border at Point Danger. The views either way are spectacular and surfing mecca to keep you entertained watching surfers attack the waves while you enjoy a cup of coffee.

snapper rocks sunrise


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