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Summer’s almost here, and you’re ready to ride those waves. If you’ve chosen Palm Beach as your next destination, you’ve made the right choice.

Surfing in Palm Beach is like surfing in paradise. Sink your feet into powdery white sand as you step on the beach and take in the sights. From beginners struggling to stand up on the board to the masters, there’s plenty of swell for everybody.

Most days, you’ll find this beach fairly quiet and uncrowded. Sure, a few sunbathers and families are enjoying the sun here and there. But if you’re the type who hates a loud and rowdy crowd, then Palm Beach is for you.

So, if you’re ready to purchase a plane ticket or drive to the Gold Coast, here’s a handy guide to surfing Palm Beach and staying in this beautiful suburb.

Palm Beach Fast Facts

Where can I surf in Palm Beach?

You can surf anywhere on Palm Beach’s 4-kilometre-long coastline.

Does Palm Beach have good waves?

Yes! Check out the Palm Beach surf cam to keep track of and catch the best ones.

1. Book your accommodation early

Palm Beach is one of Southern Gold Coast’s premier holiday destinations, so it gets crowded during certain months. Summer is the suburb’s peak tourist season, thanks to Christmas and New Year celebrations and the school holidays.

Visiting in the winter months is excellent, too. These months are great for surfing as the waves are higher and more consistent. If you’re looking for clean, rolling waves to ride, visit Palm Beach in the winter.

Summer and winter can get jam-packed, so booking accommodation a month or two ahead of your holiday is recommended.

2. Choose a hotel that’s right next to the beach

Gold Coast Highway is lined with hotels, but only a few sit beside the beach. Princess Palm on the Beach is one of the lucky few to acquire a great location.

Imagine waking up to the sun rising over the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean and the sound of the waves lapping the shore. You step out of your room at Princess Palm and onto the balcony to be greeted by the smell and feel of the salty breeze. You can take a dip in the sea or surf right after you wake up.

You’ll get all that and more when you book your Palm Beach accommodation at Princess Palm on the Beach.

3. Make sure to bring a neoprene wetsuit in the winter

The ocean can get pretty chilly in the winter, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 21°C on the shore. The temperature drops significantly once you hit the waves, making the water feel like ice.

If shivering isn’t on your itinerary, then a wetsuit is a must. You can ditch the wetsuit and wear a rashguard if you like the cold (odd, but you do you). 

A long-sleeved rashguard, however, is a must if you’re visiting Palm Beach this December, January, and February. It’s stylish and will protect you from becoming a part of skin cancer statistics. 

4. Check out the Palm Beach surf cam to keep track of surfing conditions

The Palm Beach surf cam can give you an idea of the condition of the waves in the area. Are there rolling waves, or is the sea as flat as a plank? Or is there a storm coming, and the surging waves can make it dangerous for you to ride out?

Save time and lives (including yours) by checking out the Palm Beach surf cam first. You can stay in and enjoy the Princess Palm on the Beach facilities instead, including the hotel’s heated swimming pool or games room.  

5. Rent a surfboard in Palm Beach instead

Many Palm Beach surf shops offer surfboard hire. Even better, you don’t need to drive to the shop to get your surfboard. Some surf shops in Palm Beach, such as Action Outdoor Hire and Gold Coast Surfboard Hire, offer delivery to your Palm Beach accommodation to make your experience hassle-free.

Action Outdoor Hire also offers bikes if you want to explore the suburb on two wheels. Are you tired of surfing? Hire a standup paddleboard for a nice change of pace.

6. Nearby beaches

Whether you’re here for a week or the weekend, you’ll find that you can stay in Palm Beach to experience world-class surfing.

But to be more adventurous, you can check out the nearby Tallebudgera Beach or Currumbin Alley. Surf in the pristine waters of Tallebudgera Beach and the nearby estuary. Currumbin Alley is just a short stroll away. 

Choose Princess Palm as Your Next Palm Beach Accommodation

Apart from our proximity to the Gold Coast’s top surfing spots, we also take great pride in our luxurious Palm Beach apartments. We have premium one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments available to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Relax at one of our facilities, including the heated outdoor pool, spa, or sauna. Meet new friends at our tennis court, gym, or games room. Free Wi-Fi for when you need to upload your action-packed pictures to social media immediately or when you need to talk to friends back home.

Book an apartment this summer at Princess Palm on the Beach here.

969 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach
Gold Coast 4221 Australia
Email: reservations@princesspalm.com.au ▪ Phone: 07 5534 5455 ▪ Fax: 07 5534 5702



Enjoy your break, relax & unwind at Princess Palm on the Beach.

Enjoy our amazing features such as:

+ Prime beachfront location

+ Heated swimming pool & spa

+ Sauna & gym

+ Full-size tennis court

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