8.9 out of 10

Burleigh Heads

Ranked 22nd best suburb in Gold Coast
-28.0909331444939 153.444669150123
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  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
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Reviews

5/5
Sep 22, 2016

"Abundance of Restaurants, Trendy Cafe's and Beautiful Beaches!"

Perfect for those with an active lifestyle and beach lovers. Burleigh Heads has a relaxed vibe, which is popular for tourists. There are new bars popping up every couple of months, and lots of raved about Restaurants and trendy cafes - such as the popular Justin Lane.
Grab a picnic blanket and a bicycle and explore the many outdoor paths and picnic areas Burleigh Heads has to offer - they truly are endless!
Pros
  • Eating out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shops
  • Easy access to airport with no aircraft noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best part of the Gold Coast"

Beautiful beach suburb in the lower mid gold coast. Popular among visiting celebrities, Justin beiber, Nicole Ritchie, Joel madden and nelly have all been spotted in the area.

Beach side running tracks, a nature reserve hiking track and off leash dog park compliment the beach perfectly for outdoor types.

The popular James street and surrounding area is lined with cafes, restaurants and boutique stores but for a bigger shop head To the nearby stocklands.

Many schools in the area, both public and private and a main bus terminal making transportation super easy.
Pros
  • Eating out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shops
  • Easy access to airport with no aircraft noise
  • Easy access to Brisbane for commuting
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"one of the more overrated parts of the coast"

Keet95
Keet95 Obviously you did not stay long enough to appreciate that Burleigh has the best beach, friendly cafes, great dining and interesting shops. Where could rate better than the Esplanade?
2yrs+
SarahJaneS
SarahJaneS Crissy, I don't mean to dis' you, but can you confirm you have actually lived in all - if any - of these suburbs? I find it highly unlikely you could have spent any more than a week in Burleigh and have given it such low scores for Shopping and Nightlife. You're a stones throw from all-night parties (even on the beach!), some of the BEST restaurants I have ever been too, and the most ecclectic arrangement of shops. Not to mention having The gargantuan Robina Shoping Centre just down the road. I enjoyed every minute in Burleigh and think it's a shame you didn't agree.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful part of the Coast"

I've lived at Burleigh with my partner for the past 2 and half years and have nothing but praise for the place. The beach is stunning and dog friendly, the shops and the people are lovely. I'm originally from a small country town and burleigh made me feel at home with it's friendly community vibe. Everything you need is here, i rarely leave burleigh. Sunday nights are great with fire dancers and drumming on the beach front. Great trendy shops, galleries and cafes. The house rentals are quite dear though, even for something run down and old and there is a bit of a drug/crime problem in the area.
Pros
  • Eating out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden Gem"

I have recently moved to Burleigh Heads from Sydney. I love this place. the beach is georgeous, the people are friendly, it's safe and clean and there is always something to do.
the local shops around james and connor street have a fantastic village atmosphere and are packed with cafes, restaurants and independant shops. they are located only 100m from the beach. The southern headland has a small National Park with a well maintained walking track the takes you to several lookouts with stunning views in all directions.

Burleigh Heads is located approx 10km south of Surfers Paradise. close enough for nights on the town, yet far enough that you don't have the overcrowding. We are also about 15km north of the Gold Coast Airport yet we have no flight paths overhead, so its nice and quiet.

The Gold Coast Hinterland is about 30 min drive with National Parks, Waterfalls, Small country towns and plenty of camping sites.

Brisbane is approx 1 hour commute north with the Pacific Motorway taking you right into the CBD.

Burleigh has everything you are looking for, with none of the drawbacks of city life.
Pros
  • Easy access to Brisbane for commuting
  • Easy access to airport with no aircraft noise
  • Stunning beaches
  • Eating out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
kid
kid best place on the Goldy by a long shot!
2yrs+
Alison Millar
Alison Millar This was a really helpful post, as are many of the others, but as an ex-Sydney person, now living in Tasmania, but wanting to move to the Gold Coast, this post just further cements my positive opinion of Burleigh as the place to move to.
Nov 05, 2016
thyrr
thyrr Hi! This page is awesome! Any recommendation on spots with cost benefit apartments in the area?
Dec 09, 2016
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4/5
2yrs+

"West Burleigh"

West Burleigh is only a quick 3-4 minute drive to burliegh heads. Burliegh heads is a famous surf spot with a funky retail precinct of restaurants, cafes, clothing and more
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Magnificent Burleigh Heads"

Burleigh Heads is a great place to visit. On the beach front is a three storey complex which features several restaurants over looking the ocean. Burliegh Heads is a surfy village of the Gold Coast and attracts people of all ages.

If your not a local and you are looking for parking you can literally spend 30 minutes searching for one especially on a sunday.
Pros
  • Eating out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shops
Cons
  • Almost impossible to find a parking spot somedays
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of the finest location in SEQ"

We can find most of the facilities including shops, beach, parks, restaurants, schools, airport, hospital etc within 10 min from where we live. The only drawback is the lack of the public transport access on the other side of the highway.
Pros
  • Shops
  • Eating out
  • Parks & Recreation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Plenty of beach locations that are better value"

Recommended for
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great life of all walks of life! Family, Retired, Single, Professionals"

Beautiful Burleigh Heads offers a prime surfing spot, fishing, parks and exercise tracks, the stunning Burleigh Bluff, it has a relaxed atmosphere and the locals and holiday makers alike are friendly and happy. It is a clean suburb with lovely lakes, crystal clear ocean with whales being see easily in season, the Surf Clubs and Patrols do a great job protecting our beaches, there are all the usually fast food options but also great restaurants and cafes.

Burleigh has been a great holiday spot since the early 1900's and this will continue to grow as people who come here fall in love for the place and why wouldn't you!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Amazing burliegh heads is becoming so popular!"

Burleigh heads is renowned for its famous beach of which at its point has a commercial premise with restaurants, indoor pool and changing rooms. You can take a stroll through the headland and see the view of the ocean and gold coast city skyline.

By far one of the best beachside suburbs in australia, with relaxed surf culture, the only downside is that there is low to medium level of crime in this area. I always remember my mate getting broken into repeatatively, hi fi, tv and even his dog was stolen!

The best place to eat is Oskars which enjoys views from the balcony. Must take your partner for lunch its an experience! BEWARE though because sundays you can hardly ever find a park ANYWHERE which is major downside council really needs to work on this problem immediately, as it especially bad in Burleigh!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Just another surf beach? No, this is a stunning surf beach!"

Burleigh Heads is a really bustling centre. It is busy, busy, busy. The area has developed in ways. Shops, restaurants, apartments, holiday apartments, and houses bringing in a variety of people at all times of the year.

In behind Burleigh are some lovely canal homes that are taking full benefit of being so close to the ocean. The Gold Coast is really the home of canals. They just thread their way all the way through behind the coast.

Burleigh Heads and the surrounding area is more for local residents, even though there is a strong holiday population as well. There is large well equipped park area near the beach shopping centre and the whole area has such a relaxing feel.

There are numerous activitiesin the area for all ages and all interests.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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3.5/5
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4.5/5
"great renovations and views"
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