We have a number of BeachCare sites across the Gold Coast

Explore the sites below and check our calendar to see when we’ll be there. If you are attending a BeachCare activity, please bring a bottle of water and wear enclosed shoes plus sun-smart clothing. For further details, call 07 5552 8823 or email beachcare@griffith.edu.au

Broadbeach

Location: Broadbeach Boulevard, opposite the Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club.

Map: Broadbeach meeting point

Action: Our aim at Broadbeach is to improve the health and biodiversity assets of the foredunes and educate community members about the importance of dune vegetation. A focus on planting native tube stock on the foredune has helped control erosion issues at the site.

Currumbin

Location: Beach off Duringan Street, Currumbin.

Map: Currumbin meeting point

Action: We are working towards enhancing the health of this coastal environment. There is a healthy stock of low-lying native dune species, but these are mixed with invasive weeds. There are also several undesignated pathways through the dunes and damage from human traffic.

Labrador

Location: Marine Parade adjacent to Harley Park, just north of Charis Seafood in Labrador.

Map: Labrador meeting point

Action: The dune here is fringed with Casuarinas and carpeted with low-lying native dune runners, but is subject to invasive weeds and litter. Our aim is to improve the health and biodiversity of the foredunes.

North Burleigh

Location: Just south of North Burleigh SLSC at the beach end of Kelly Avenue.

Map: North Burleigh meeting point

Action: Here our objective is to improve the health and biodiversity assets of the foredunes through planting and weeding, and increase awareness of dune importance and vegetation.

Palm Beach

Location: Southern Palm Beach, at the beach end of Lacey’s Lane and Rockwell Park.

Map: Palm Beach meeting point

Action: Invasive weeds smother existing native vegetation and suppress dune health. Our aim is to reduce environmental impacts such as weeds and human trampling to help restore the dunes where practical and increase the biodiversity of the site.

Paradise Point

Location: The site runs adjacent along The Esplanade to Abalone Avenue in the north.

Map: Paradise point meeting point

Action: We’ve been working this site since 2005 to help protect the fragile dune foreshore. The site suffers from natural coastal erosion as well as wave-induced erosion from boats, trampling and weed encroachment. The area has also become a litter catchment.

Rainbow Bay

Location: The foredunes along Marine Parade, Rainbow Bay.

Map: Rainbow Bay meeting point

Action: This high-use area hosts tourists and regular surfing events such as the Quiksilver Pro. After several years of ongoing BeachCare volunteer work, problems such as litter, frequent trampling and severe weed infestation have been reduced. We also plant native trees and grasses and remove exotic vegetation work to restore the coastal headland to help restore the coastal headland at Froggy’s Beach.

Main Beach

Location: Waterways drive near Southport Yacht Club .

Map: Main Beach meeting point

Action: Pelican Beach has been identified as a site that required regeneration works to mitigate the effects of shoreline erosion due to its location to one of the busiest waterways along the Gold Coast. Due to the high number of vessels, marine debris along the shoreline has been flagged as a concern.

Surfers Paradise

Location: Beach end of Aubrey Street, Surfers Paradise, near Sydney Hamilton KCSJ Family Park.

Map: Surfers Paradise meeting point

Action: Dunes here are subject to major scarping, erosion, weeds and foot traffic. There are, however, native vegetation corridors intact. With sustainable management and community action, the health of the dunes will increase.

Tallebudgera

Location: Off Tallebudgera Drive, near the Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club.

Map: Tallebudgera meeting point

Action: Tallebudgera BeachCare has been made possible due to support from the Palm Beach-Currumbin Leos, Lions and Lioness clubs, Councillor Daphne McDonald and a generous local couple. More information will be available shortly.

Tugun

Location: Beach end of Tooloona street.

Map: Tugun meeting point

Action: Dunes here suffer during significant rain events, with excess water run-off causing erosion and scarping. We aim to improve the health and biodiversity of the foredunes and educate members about the importance of dune vegetation.

More information

Call 07 5552 8823 or email beachcare@griffith.edu.au for more information on BeachCare