As well as its sprawling beaches, the Queensland Gold Coast is a haven of diverse markets with something new to enjoy every weekend. Held in a variety of exciting locations, these high-quality markets offer the best in arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, good food and more, and it’s well worth visiting as many as you can during your Gold Coast holiday.
Be near five of the best markets on the Gold Coast with Boulevard Towers, where our central location in Broadbeach puts Kurrawa Beach, Burleigh Heads and Surfers Paradise in the palm of your hand. Broadbeach is a hive of live entertainment, shopping centres and world-class dining, and with our beachfront Broadbeach apartments, you’re guaranteed an excitement-filled holiday on the beach where the best the Gold Coast has to offer is yours to enjoy.
Start planning your escape with our spacious and fully self-contained Broadbeach accommodation apartments, and get to know the top five markets you can enjoy near our unbeatable central location!
Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets
Just minutes away from our holiday apartments on Broadbeach Boulevard, the Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets offer a fantastic morning to afternoon atmosphere in Kurrawa Park opposite Kurrawa Beach. Held twice a month on the first and third Sunday from 8am to 2pm, this central Gold Coast market boasts a huge spread of local stalls showcasing and selling the best of Australian-made arts and crafts – fashion, jewellery, homewares and more – along with fresh produce, good food and fantastic live entertainment.
The Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets have been running for more than 30 years, and continue to be one of the most vibrant markets on the Gold Coast. Whether you’re looking to pick up a fun souvenir or a unique gift, tuck into good food or experience the buzzing local arts and crafts scene, the Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets won’t disappoint, where after the markets you can continue your afternoon on Kurrawa Beach or take the short 5-minute walk to Oasis Shopping Centre.
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Held weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights, the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets are worth hanging around for after a fun day on the beach. From 4pm to 9pm, over 100 lively market stalls take over the Esplanade near Cavill Mall, and there isn’t a better place to pick up a bargain.
Peruse a variety of market products at the Beachfront Markets, including fashion, jewellery and accessories, artworks, homewares, souvenirs and lots more. The relaxed atmosphere is great fun for all, and you can be sure you won’t leave empty-handed. With its prime location next to Surfers Paradise Beach – just north of Broadbeach – the markets are a great place to stop before soaking up the nightlife on Cavill Avenue and Orchid Avenue.
The Village Markets Burleigh Heads
Discover picturesque Burleigh Heads during your stay at Boulevard Towers and make sure to pay a visit to The Village Markets – one of the Gold Coast’s most popular markets which takes place on the first and third Sunday of the month.
Held at the Burleigh Heads State School – not far from Justins Park next to Burleigh Beach – The Village Markets offer a fantastic way to spend Sunday morning with over 100 stalls selling bargain fashion, homemade arts and crafts and a whole host of vintage and rare items. Discover a spread of street food and fresh local produce, and while you explore the wide range of stalls, enjoy a unique atmosphere provided by live local bands playing a mixture of acoustic, folk and more. The Village Markets run from 8.30am to 1pm, with a close location to Burleigh Beach and Burleigh Head National Park if you’re looking to continue the excitement into the afternoon.
Hailed as Queensland’s largest market, the Carrara Markets on Gooding Drive – reachable in a short 15-minute drive from Broadbeach – offer more than 400 stalls with must-have secondhand clothes and accessories, homewares, collectables, antiques and books plus an abundance of tasty food and fresh produce.
No visit to the Gold Coast is complete without experiencing the Carrara Markets, which are held on the first and third Sunday of each month from 7am to 3pm. You can be sure to kill a few hours at this bustling Gold Coast market, which also offers lots of entertainment for the kids, including pony rides, face painting and jumping castles.
Miami Marketta Street Food Markets
If you’re a dedicated foodie, don’t leave the Gold Coast until you’ve visited the Miami Marketta Street Food Markets – just a 10-minute ride down the coast from our Broadbeach accommodation on the beachfront. Featuring over 20 food vendors offering authentic cuisine from all around the globe, this famous street food market is a treat for your tastebuds each week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night.
From 5pm, head to Miami Marketta to try a wide range of specialities from Barcelona, Thailand, New York and more paired with onsite local beers and wines and family-friendly live music on the main stage. There is sheltered seating for 700 people at Miami Marketta, providing this particular street food market with a fantastic atmosphere that changes with each week.
Enjoy These Markets with Our Central Broadbeach Beachfront Apartments
Visit these exciting Gold Coast markets within moments from our location at Boulevard Towers. By having your holiday on Kurrawa Beach with our Broadbeach self contained apartments, you’ll be surrounded in all the above Gold Coast markets, as well as Oasis and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, world-class dining and live entertainment at The Star Gold Coast, and a whole host of tourist attractions, parks and local spas.
We cater to both couples and families with luxury 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments, all offering a fully furnished living area connected to a large wraparound private balcony, modern kitchen and laundry facilities and a separated bedroom with comfortable Queen-sized beds. Find more information and book directly today for best price guaranteed at Boulevard Towers.