The Gold Coast’s finest beach wedding locations

The Gold Coast truly has the perfect ingredients for couples looking to snub tradition in favour of a romantic beach wedding.

Endless strips of golden sand, rocky outcrops, crystal clear creeks and lush green backdrops. The stunning weather – well, that’s the icing on the cake.

If you’re struggling to pick the perfect spot to say ‘I do’ along our stunning stretch of coast, here are our top five secret picks.

Main Beach – Southport

Located between beautiful Southport Broadwater and the Pacific Ocean, Main Beach is the Northern Gold Coast’s main vantage point to witness the area’s iconic waves. Open and exposed, this spot offers great photo opportunities and endless stretches of white sand. It’s also a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a spot that packages stunning natural beauty with creature comforts in form of resorts and venues close by.

 John Laws Park – Burleigh Heads

That view! Just South of Burleigh’s main beach, John Laws Park offers some of the most magical vistas on the entire Gold Coast. Most days you’re able to cast your eye from the lush hinterland to the West all the way to Surfers Paradise in the North. A green, grassy outcrop against the blue ocean, John Laws Park won’t disappoint when it comes to photo opportunities. It also has all standard amenities, with plenty of restaurants, bars and accommodation nearby.

Len Wort Park – Currumbin

Part leafy, green park, part beach, Len Wort Park overlooks Tugun beach and offers an intimate and sheltered area for your perfect beach wedding. It’s easily accessible from the main road, yet hidden away enough to give you privacy. There are plenty of awesome spots for photos in the near vicinity, including the brand new Kropp Park bridge, a beautiful sand dune connecting Tugun and Currumbin beach, as well as Elephant Rock and nearby Currumbin Alley. Your guests will also love the shade, play areas for kids and local shops, surf clubs and amenities.

Froggy’s Beach – Coolangatta

This gorgeous little cove is wedged right between Snapper Rocks and Point Danger. It provides protection from the wind and a stunning setting for photos. You’ll be surprised by the surrounding rock faces contrasting against the clear blue sea. Access is via a beautiful timber walkway – perfect if you’re looking for a grand entrance. Local amenities are a short walk along Marine Parade.

Watego’s Beach – Byron Bay

Although not technically part of the Gold Coast, Watego’s Beach is one of the best sandy stretches you’ll find. Comfortably nestled below Australia’s most Easterly point, this stunning spot provides plenty of shelter from the elements. With the Byron lighthouse towering above and crystal clear water straight ahead, you can choose to get married anywhere along this little gem of a beach. You won’t be short of photo opportunities in the local area or beyond and there’s plenty of accommodation right next to the beach too.  

If you’re planning a beach wedding get in touch and I look forward to helping you create the perfect day. Please also keep in mind that although beach weddings are free for anyone to enjoy, there are a few things you should know. Council limits beach ceremonies to 50 people and before you lock in the ‘I do’s’ you have to obtain an official beach wedding permit.

 

Jo Hurley