Southport is the commercial hub of the region and has some of the highest standard of all the Gold Coast's Accommodation. Southport is divided into two geographical sections. The Southport spit is the narrow ithmus of land that runs between the surf beach and the Broadwater. It has waterfrontage on three sides with the Southport Seaway giving access to the open sea at the northern end of the ithmus. On the inland side of the Broadwater is the Southport commercial centre and many waterfront hotels and apartments. Between these two areas, you can find the best accommodation on the Gold Coast or a reasonably priced hotel or resort.
On the inland shoreline there are many accommodation choices. The northern end, closer to Labrador and Runaway Bay is a very popular place to stay as the hotels and apartments are surrounded by a number of excellent restaurants and cafes. Great shopping facilities can be found in both Runaway Bay and in the Southport CBD and regular bus services operate between the two. Most of the waterfront region along the CBD is set aside as a waterfront park and this is an ideal place to take the kids during your holiday. Activities here include para sailing, kayaking and fishing.
If you take the kids across to the Southport Spit side, you will find you are on the northern end of the fantastic Gold Coast surfing beaches. This is one of the most popular surfing spots on the coast. Fishing and diving along the rock walls of the seaway are also popular. Seaworld theme park and Seaworld resort are also found here and what better accommodation to stay in if you are here for a family holiday. Seaword has some fantastic attractions with a water park to keep you cool on a hot day, lots of adrenalin pumping thrill rides as well as a superb marine display with performing dolphins and seals. The accommodation at Seaworld resort caters especially for families.
The Southport region lies just north of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach and many of their facilities are within walking distance. If you are accustomed to the better things in life, you will be delighted to choose your accommodation at one of the Gold Coast resorts on the Southport Spit. Here you can choose between the five star luxury of the Marina Mirage resort located right on the beachfront, or the six star oppulence of the Palazzo Versace resort which has waterfrontage onto the Broadwater. Either of these have a reputation for providing unsurpassed quality and service and ensure that Southport accommodation provides the best there is on Queensland's beautiful Gold Coast.