The Gold Coast Broadwater is renowned for its calming waters and white sandy beaches. It is hugely popular for boating and offers a safe access to the ocean through The Spit and Gold Coast seaway.
Fishing is also very popular. There are many areas to fish from the shore or beach or you can hire small boats or charter deep sea fishing boats. You can also enjoy windsurfing, kite surfing, speed boating, jet skis and parasailing along The Broadwater.
Kite surfing is another surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics into one extreme sport. Kite surfing enthusiasts ride on a modified surfboard while holding on to a specially designed kite, harnessing the wind to propel them to often exhilarating speeds.
The Gold Coast is blessed with a variety of scenic parks… to enjoy, simply roll out a blanket, pick up a book or your favourite magazine, or just sit and gaze out at the view. With the great Queensland weather, you can enjoy these relaxing scenic spots all year round. Here is a brief selection, but by no means a comprehensive list of Gold Coast parks.
Runaway Bay Lions Park is a local recreation park with a great playground for the kids and picnic shelters for that get together with friends.