Let’s shine the spotlight on one of our favourite spots to hang smack bang in the centre of the Goldie. South of Broadbeach and north of Burleigh, Nobby Beach (or “Nobby’s”) is home to great coffee, thriving restaurants and great nightlife, alongside a pristine stretch of Gold Coast beach.
If you’ve already tried the Veggie Bruschetta at Barchino, head to BSKT – a brilliant location by the beach, amazing organic and gluten-free menu, and fresh juices to boot. The perfect start to the day! (And check out BSKT’s event calendar too – their function space upstairs plays host to a diverse calendar of events from yoga to community cooking classes. It’s a fantastic “room with a view” for your special event too.)
Barchino gets rave reviews, and their breakfast is a locals’ favourite. Or try Canvas, a community art space and espresso bar, for a more artisan vibe – you can even SMS your coffee order to go. The Yard is open from breakfast through to dinner, with everything in between and a sweet little play spot out the back if you have kids in tow.
For a complete change of scene, grab your granny trolley and head to the Gold Coast Organic Farmer’s Market just next door at Miami State High School each Sunday from 6 am. Stock up on farm-fresh goodies to start the week right.
Night time is the right time at Nobby’s. The Cambus Wallace has fast established a loyal following, while the Bine Bar & amp; Dining is Australia’s first craft beer bar, with a menu of more than 80 beers. Nobby’s Arc has a menu made for sharing and such a wide assortment of drinks you’ll be spoiled for choice. If a margarita in your hand tops your holiday wish list then head to the patio at Mexicali for a cocktail and some of the yummiest Mexican.
Hit the water – the beautiful stretch of sand at Nobbys Beach is perfect for families. The Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club has been patrolling this strip since 1922.
Head to About a Girl for clothing, accessories, shoes and a tightly edited vintage collection direct from the USA. Choose from brands Evil Twin, MinkPink, Somedays Lovin and Staple the Label. Or head to the local’s surf shop, Local Knowledge – you can’t miss this one on the corner of Gold Coast Highway and Wave Street.