Oozing with effortless coastal cool is the gorgeous Burleigh Heads. A culinary hot spot, home to renowned breaks and a laidback bohemian fashion hub, it’s the destination of choice of locals.
For the best breaks
Burleigh Heads has the reputation for some of the world’s best breaks. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, your chance to surf here is wide open. Claim your patch of grass on the hill for the best view of or paddle out for the real deal. Hit up one of the many surf schools to gain some skills in the stills before attempting to enter the rocky waters surrounding the headland.
Salty feet go from surf club to five-star easily in Burleigh. Relaxed atmosphere is combined with extraordinary culinary prowess from the likes of The Fish House, Rick Shores and Justin Lane, among plenty more in this small piece of foodie paradise. Wash it down with award winning beers at Burleigh Brewing Co., a pick-me-up from one of many coffee connoisseurs or a fresh fruit topped health drink.
For boutique finds
Locals flock to The Village Markets for carefree, sunny mornings that epitomise the lifestyle of Burleigh. Born of design creatives, this hub of local love showcases handpicked stalls every first and third Sunday of the month at Burleigh Heads State School. If you can tear the kids away from the playground and your ears away from the sweet tunes, check out James Street for beautiful boutiques and keepsakes from the likes of Sean Scott’s Gallery.
Take a brisk walk along the promenade of Burleigh Heads National Park. Take your time exploring mangrove trees, volcanic columns, and birdlife on a trail around the hinterland, you may even spot some fireflies at dusk. For a guided tour and to learn about the history and the geology of the area, check out local indigenous hub Jellurgal. Feel the genuine connection of people and place through captivating dreamtime stories.