With stunning views, calm shallow water, lots of green space and BBQ facilities, you are sure to have a fun and safe trip with the family.
We recently packed up our esky with sandwiches and snacks, bundled my one-year old daughter in the car with what feels like enough stuff for a week away and set off. My daughter loves the water and sand, but of course the beach is too unpredictable to take her in and let her play - those waves are pretty strong and can come out of nowhere.
There is plenty of soft sand and space so even on the busiest day (we went on a very hot day) you don't feel like you are sat on top of each other - it's busy but you still have space to spread out and play or relax.
There isn't much shade unfortunately so you do need to bring some with you, or you can sit further back under the trees, but then you are quite far back from the water. For a picnic spot, on the sand is a good a place as any, although I'm not overly keen on actual sand in my sandwich, so we moved off the beach to eat.
But as we were only going to be 30 mins, and it was the beautiful view we wanted to see, we soaked our daughter in suncream and unpacked the esky. For some reason a basic sandwich can taste so much better when it's part of a "picnic" and accompanied by the most spectacular of views. I love the high rises of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach in the distance, which look like ghostly floating cities.
To get there you head south on the Gold Coast Highway - just after Currumbin Park Reserve and going over the bridge, you turn left on to Duringan Street, follow it round and you will see Currumbin Alley beach on your left.
Oh and if you fancy a well earned drink or something extra to eat with equally excellent views, Currumbin SLSC is just up the road with the famous "elephant rock" which you can climb, and enhance your viewing pleasure.