Better Than Surfers Paradise

Burleigh Heads Travel Blog

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Our last stop on our quick road trip up the east coast had us in Burleigh Heads crashing on the floor of one of Rod's old mates from home.  Talk about a sweet set-up:  Rod's friend was living in a flat across the street from the beach and only paying $80 a week (his share)!  When we walked up to his place he was actually running off toward the beach decked out in a wetsuit and a huge grin carrying his surfboard.  Leaving the door unlocked for us to settle in, he apologized for the quick greeting and then dashed off to catch some waves.

That, in a nutshell, seemed to be what life is like in Burleigh Heads:  Surf before work.  Surf after work.  Have a few beers with some friends.  Surf by moonlight.

And we hadn't even made it up to Surfers Paradise! 

We did drive up to Surfers for a day to walk around, shop, and enjoy the wide, white sand beach that seemed to stretch endlessly along the coast.  I could see why Surfers is such a popular place to play.  But to live?  Not completely sold on it, mainly due to the large tourist population.  Which is why we thought Burleigh Heads was the ideal place to be.  Hanging out by the beach we came across a group of musicians having a quick jam session playing the bongos and entertaining the small audience gathering around.  The beaches themselves were just as lovely as Surfers but less crowded.  The whole vibe of the place was just laid back and serene.  Burleigh Heads is like a place where people live in paradise instead of escaping to paradise on holiday.
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