TOURIST IN MY TOWN: Top Three Secret BBQ Spots on the Gold Coast!


Now the weather is warming up again it’s time to pack up those eskies and head to the beach! The only problem is that everyone else has had the exact same idea! Popular spots for a Saturday afternoon BBQ can get snapped up early in the day, leaving the unorganised or spontaneous amongst us with no where to go! This summer avoid the crowds at these three well-hidden BBQ spots on the coast!

  1. Kirra Lookout

Although it doesn’t always get the sun, and you have to trek/ drive up a hill, once you reach the top this spot has amazing panoramic views out over Greenmount beach in the South, and all the way up to Surfers Paradise in the North. Head up there in the next few months and you can watch the whales splash about while you cook up a storm on the barbie!!

  1. DBar Beach

As well as being one of the best surf spots on the coast, DBar has a great BBQ/ pick nick area just to the left of the beach. A much quieter alternative to the ever more popular Rainbow Bay BBQ’s, plus you won’t struggle to find a park! Nestled under the headland, it can be a great place to go if the wind picks up. 

  1. Mermaid Beach Surf Club 

Out side the surf club is a small park with BBQs, a kids playground and volleyball nets. With plenty of parking and access straight onto the deserted stretch of Gold Coast Beach. This spot is always much quieter than the larger park in its northern neighbor Broadbeach, you are sure to find a nice clean BBQ at Mermaid to realise your culinary genius! Plus if it goes horribly wrong you can always nip in to the surf club for a Parmy instead!

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