Unwind and get away by the ocean in this iconic surfer town on Queensland's Gold Coast

Burleigh Heads, Queensland 

Burleigh Heads can be found on Queensland’s Gold Coast on the east coast of Australia. Situated just shy of the famous Surfer’s Paradise, Burleigh is untouched by tourist conglomerates, hefty prices or crowds. It is an Aussie’s local secret to unwind and getaway by the ocean.

A buzzing little town with hip cafes, bars, restaurants, fruit shops, boutique stores and of course – waves. This town is a must see during an East Coast road trip or a short weekend away.

Watching Burleigh surf

Surf’s Up with Elation the Label Swimwear

ELATION the Label is a sustainable and ethically produced swimwear label designed in Australia and manufactured ethically in Indonesia. Their soft, durable, luxurious fabric is made eco-consciously with ECONYL® regenerated yarn from waste such as ghost fish nets and carpet fluff rescued from oceans and landfills.

Bikini Adventure’s proudly stocks the striking earth inspired Eagle Ray and Solace collection, which was tried and tested in Burleigh Heads. Through paddling, duck dives and surf manoeuvres, we can recommend this collection is surf safe!   

One of our favourite styles, the Cropped Rashie fits like a second skin and is highly flexible to surf, kayak or dive in or wear casually to the beach. The High Waisted Bottoms are snug, stay on and offer a cheekier cut. 

The Shoulder Tie One-Piece is best for long boarding on smaller conditions, whilst other styles are suited for all surf conditions. 

Shop Eagle Ray Collection

Shop Eagle Ray Collection

Let’s Feast

Jimmy Wah’s – Beautiful casual dinning celebrated over modern Vietnamese. Situated amongst the hustle and bustle of Burleigh’s main street. 


Burleigh Fruit Shop – What’s better than a fresh, organic fruit juice and smoothie? Extra servings of fruit mounted on top of your beverage! This place is a morning ritual…

Burleigh Pavilion – Can’t go wrong! A classic pavilion with ample atmosphere, a reliable food menu and stunning panoramic views across the Gold Coast.

Mr Hizhola’s – Dimmed lit lanton aesthetics. Contemporary Cantonese with generous servings, vibing atmosphere and great value.

Photography credits @iseasphotography

Love Bec & Rach x

January 13, 2020 — Bec Mangan