For many people who visit the Gold Coast they will head straight to 4×4 shops and the popular car parks. While these areas of the Surfers Paradise are popular attractions in themselves, they do offer other attractions for visitors who would rather skip the car park. For example there is an area of Paddington Point called The Pier, which is a great place for families and other holiday makers to spend some time enjoying the wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean and the nearby Great Sandy Island. Surfing is also popular in this area, with lots of surfers and sailors passing through on their way to the more renowned Gold Coast beaches. The Pacific Motor Beach is another popular beach with good surfing, as well as other water sports equipment and facilities.
Surfers Paradise is home to the much-hyped 4 wheel drive Carina Bay Holiday Park. Offering all sorts of fun and exciting things to do including bungee jumping and jet boating, there is a lot to do in this area of the Surfers Paradise. However, if you are after something more relaxing, the Bowral Southport motel is recommended. Offering easy access to the beach, it is a great place for families to go for a relaxing holiday. This area of the Surfers Paradise also offers surfers something more special than just the famous Surfers Paradise car parks.
Surfers Paradise is also home to the popular 4×4 shops Gold Coast. With everything from fashion to jewellery and local art to antiques and the latest bikes and quad bikes, this is a great place for shopping both for locals and tourists. Surfers Paradise is also renowned for its nightlife. Here you can enjoy the nightlife of the Surfers Paradise with its bars and restaurants, or you can head to the main clubs and areas like Nobby Beach for some dancing. There are also some fantastic night clubs around the Surfers Paradise, with names like The Mansion, The Barracuda and The Rocket. Of course you can always enjoy some great karaoke at one of the many bars in the area too.