Main Beach Snorkeling

The 6th most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

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North of Gold Coast, the snorkelling at Main Beach has good snorkel conditions when the waves are down. During Gold Coast snorkeling, you may encounter stingrays and nurse sharks along the sand flats. Keep in mind there isn’t any coral or reefs to be found from Gold Coast beach-accessed snorkeling dives.

While most people recommend April and May, the surf can still be quite high for beach-accessed Gold Coast snorkeling spots. The best time of year for snorkeling at Main Beach is really from August to October when the surf is low and the visibility is higher. However, the water temperature is cooler, so you may want to wear a thick dive top for warmth.

Overall, Main Beach is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Main Beach including Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, Mermaid Beach, Surfers Paradise, Miami Beach, Broadbeach, Wave Break Island, Spiral Beach, .

Gold Coast Snorkeling, Queensland, Australia

Gold Coast Snorkeling, Queensland, Australia

Main Beach Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Gold Coast Tourism +61 7 5536 4709; Gold Coast Dive Centre +61 7 5526 7722.

Recommended Book:  "Great Barrier Reef" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Aug - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Broadwater Tourist Park; Fingal Holiday Park (07) 5524 2208

Luxury Loding:  Sheraton Mirage Resort; Palazzo Versace Gold Coast

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  -27.965058, 153.431175

Date Published:  1/2/2012

Date Updated:  1/19/2018

ID:  23783

Main Beach Snorkeling Map


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