Activities Available When Sailing around Gold Coast

General manager of Atrealty, James Taylor resides in Gold Coast, Australia, where he spends his days helping real estate professionals connect with home buyers to sell properties. Outside of work, James Taylor makes time to enjoy Gold Coast beaches and water activities such as sailing.

Home to Surfers Paradise and a variety of marine life, Gold Coast offers easy access to sailable waters, including waterways along the Whitsundays. Made up of 74 islands, the Whitsundays are located off the coast of Queensland and boast secluded beaches, picturesque landscapes, and areas to scuba dive. Sailors should visit the location between July and October to drop anchor and enjoy snorkeling through coral reefs. At the same time, visitors can dock at shore to explore caves and uninhabited islands.

Gold Coast is an ideal destination to set sail for Stradbroke Island, as well. Depending on the type of boat used, the island is reachable in as little as 35 minutes. Once there, visitors can swim calm waters, canoe, and paddleboard, in addition to trekking through Mariners Cove.

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