|Low tide at Surfer's Paradise Beach|
This year, my parents and I met for a June long weekend in the Gold Coast. Uncharacteristically, the region was experiencing fairly consistent rainfall - so it wasn't exactly the sunny paradise we'd anticipated. Nonetheless, the temperature was a solid 10 degrees warmer than in Melbourne, so I was still happy. And, as it turns out, moody weather makes for better beach photos.
We mainly wandered between Surfer's Paradise, Broadbeach and the Nerang River, at one point ascending the popular SkyPoint building to visit its observation deck.
|Inviting walkway to Surfer's Paradise Beach|
|View towards Surfer's Paradise Beach from our holiday apartment|
|Sun breaking through the clouds|
|Surfer's seagulls congregating at night|
|Seagulls and shadows in the sand|
|Lifeguard hut on the Esplanade|
|View over the Nerang to Surfer's|
|Looking north towards Main Beach from SkyPoint|
|Looking south towards Broadbeach from SkyPoint |
(Nerang River on the right)
|Moody beachy reflections|
|Tourists on Surfer's Paradise Beach at low tide|