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Nestled along the Gold Coast Broadwater and tucked in behind Ephraim Island and Sovereign Islands, Paradise Point is one of the hidden treasures on the northern end of the GC. The Esplanade is rich with atmosphere with alfresco dining on one side and fantastic parklands and water access on the other.

 

PLAY

The parklands along the Esplanade stretches against the pristine waterways of the Gold Coast Broadwater. With ample footpaths on either side of the parklands, it’s a popular venue for people exercising, walking the dog or going for a family bike ride. The parklands themselves are a hotspot amongst the locals for picnics, barbeques, swimming and children’s parties.

There are several covered areas for outdoor dining and even some shade sails along the beach. There are numerous playgrounds dotted along the waterfront to choose from and the swimming is perfect for the kids with no waves or rips (but maybe an occasional jellyfish). The park also plays host to a number of outdoor activities including Yoga, Tai Chi, Personal Training, Mums & Bubs exercise groups -the list goes on!

 

Paradise point beachADVENTURE

Paradise Point is pumping when it comes to events. You can sometimes stumble on one without even planning too! There are concerts throughout the year and outdoor cinemas as part of the GCCC’s Movies in the Park. New Year’s Eve is the highlight event for Paradise Point offering a free outdoor concert and family friendly picnic style dining as well as some 9pm fireworks for the kids and early birds.

Then there’s the famous boutique The Village Markets trading on the fourth Sunday of every month at the Paradise Point parklands. The Bleach Festival makes an appearance as do various other events suitable for the whole family. Refer to the Gold Coast Council website for an up-to- date events calendar.

For the size of the area, there is a generous amount of on-street parking along the Esplanade and surrounding streets. When it does get busy it’s usually just a matter of circling a few times to get a car park close to the action.

 

EAT

There is something to suit everyone’s taste in Paradise Point. From a boutique French bakery to a Japanese Cuisine restaurant. You have your intimate cafes along Bruce Avenue through to dining alongside live music at restaurants on The Esplanade. Fresh fish and chips to deli made focaccia breads there is a venue for every occasion, budget and food craving. Whether you’re going out for a nice meal with friends or grabbing a bite to eat with the kids, you will not go hungry.

 

Paradise Point shopping precinctSHOP

If you are sick of the craziness of indoor shopping centres, Paradise Point is a breath of fresh air. Paradise Point’s shopping district encompasses the Esplanade, Grice Avenue and Falkinder Avenue. There is a supermarket, butcher, fruit shop, health food shop, newsagents, florist as well as several gorgeous boutique shops including a fabulous second-hand store where you are sure to find a vintage treasure or two.

If you are looking for a pamper session to break up your shopping day, then you’ll have a variety of beauty services including hair dressers, skin clinics and nail boutiques to choose from. Your furry four-legged friend can even enjoy a pamper session with an adorable pet grooming salon on Grice Avenue.

After your shopping make sure you sit down and relax with a coffee at one of the many trendy outdoor cafes.

 

So whatever your style, taste or occasion, you are guaranteed to find something in the wonderful and eclectic suburb of Paradise Point.

 

Kelly Malloy

Kelly Malloy  

Kelly loves the Gold Coast and loves to write which makes her job as a Gold Coast based copy-writer a match made in heaven. In between running a marketing business with her husband, writing and studying, Kelly spends the rest of her time doing the school and after-school- activity runs and hanging out with her two favourite little people // www.kellymalloy.com.au