Will Burleigh keep its title as the Gold Coast’s most-loved beach or will Currumbin finally prevail?
Only time will tell, with beach-goers urged to come forward and crown the city’s most popular beach in council’s annual beaches survey kicking off on Monday.
The survey, conducted by City of Gold Coast every year, aims to understand what locals want when it comes to providing services and infrastructure in and around Gold Coast beaches.
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The trendy Burleigh beach took out the top gong as the city’s most visited beach last year, closely followed by Currumbin, The Spit, Broadbeach and Palm Beach.
The findings from last year’s survey also revealed the most common activity for beach use was for swimming, followed by walking and running, relaxing on the sand, board riding and dog walking.
While the most common way for people to get to a Gold Coast beach was by car, followed by walking, cycling, light rail and skating.
Inspecting Surfers Paradise beach this morning, Mayor Tom Tate said the the annual consultation helped the City better understand how the beach experience could be improved.
“Our beautiful beaches are one of our most important assets and we want to ensure everyone enjoys them for generations to come,” the Mayor said.
“Our survey will help us better understand what we’re doing well and how we can improve our beach experience for both locals and visitors.
“We invest more than $20 million each year into coastal management programs to ensure our beaches are healthy and well maintained.”
Community consultation runs from 15 November to 5 December.
To have your say on which Gold Coast beach you believe deserves the title, click here.