Shopping at local markets while on holiday is a fantastic way to experience the Gold Coast like a local. It allows you to explore the region, the people, and the food, and you may find something that will remind you of your visit that you will cherish forever!
And if you select the perfect location, you may achieve this while also having a wonderful holiday. Consider staying just across from one of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful beaches. Princess Palm is a beachfront Palm Beach accommodation that offers self-contained apartments with balconies that give 180-degree views of Palm Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Below are the top 5 markets on the Gold Coast you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Palm Beach.
Palm Beach Farmers Markets
The Market Co. GC has been in business for nearly two decades. Formerly Your Local Markets has run vibrant farmers’ markets on the Gold Coast. These markets feature fresh, local produce, high-quality meals, and environment-friendly products. It is, however, much more than a typical shopping experience.
Palm Beach Farmers’ Market is a popular gathering place for the Gold Coast community and its visitors as it has a welcoming atmosphere. It is also the best place to enjoy outdoor shopping, superb cuisine, and live local music. The Palm Beach Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 6 am until 11:30 am. Currumbin State High School in Palm Beach.
If you want to ride a bike to the market, that won’t be a problem as there are bike racks and places to secure your bike at the school. But there is also plenty of free street parking around the school, particularly along Thrower Drive and Sarawak Avenue and at the neighbouring boat dock and Salk Oval parking lot if you have a car. Princess Palms is just a 5-minute drive or 11-minute walk from the market.
Sanctuary Markets Currumbin
Sanctuary Market is on the Village Green at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Every Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm, this food and craft market offers a variety of cuisines, including Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Brazilian, Turkish, Venezuelan, South African, and Chilean dishes.
Additional artisan vendors in Green’s undercover area and a produce market in the Sanctuary’s parking lot sell Asian greens, fresh produce, eggs, and Australian seafood. Burleigh Brewery’s boutique beers and Sirromet Wines are also available, both of which are completely licensed.
Don’t worry about bringing your car because there is plenty of free off-street parking. The site is either a 5-minute drive away from Princess Palms or a breathtaking 25-minute walk along some of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful coastline.
The Village Markets
The following market on the list has been assisting local businesses since 2008. The Village Markets offers a platform to help creative local businesses develop their brands, showcase their products, and find customers online and offline. The market has its Virtual Village and The Village Markets online platforms plus a physical award-winning boutique market at Burleigh Heads State School, a 10-minute drive away.
The Village Markets are open every first and third Sunday of the month and feature a range of stalls selling beauty, lifestyle, fashion items, and art and antiques. From 8.30 am to 1 pm, the market will also offer pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales, street food stalls, live music, and good vibes.
Gold Coast Art and Craft Markets
The Coolangatta Market is open every second and fourth Sunday in a five-Sunday month. It is located on the beachfront in Queen Elizabeth Park, off Marine Parade, opposite The Strand Shopping Centre.
Yes, the market provides visitors with a friendly and pleasant environment in which to shop. There is also plenty of parking on the Esplanade and neighbouring streets and at The Strand Shopping Center. So you can shop till you drop, as the market showcases the most excellent local artisans and fantastic street food skills from the Northern Rivers and the Gold Coast.
Do you want to partake in an international feast? Three times a week, Miami Marketta, the original Gold Coast street food market, comes alive with street food, art, and live music worldwide.
If you’re in the neighbourhood on a Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday, go to the Hillcrest Parade street food market around 5 pm. You may sample authentic Italian wood-fired pizza, delectable Thai cuisine, Turkish flatbread, authentic yiros and meze platters on the Gold Coast, and sweet and savoury Crepes. You may also enjoy live music from local and rising Gold Coast artists!
Are you ready to explore the markets during your Palm Beach holiday? Then book your Princess Palm Beach apartments now!