While sleeping in might be the highlight of your holiday, you’re missing out on one of nature’s greatest shows – the sunrise.

And on the Gold Coast, that show is spectacular. Facing east across the sparkling sea, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned to welcome the sun each morning. Add a bit of extra magic to your Grande Florida Resort holiday by checking out these breath-taking sunrise hotspots.

Best Sunrise Spots Gold Coast: Mick Schamburg Park Lookout, Miami

You don’t even need the car to visit some of the Best Sunrise Spots Gold Coast Mick Schamburg Park Lookout, which is just a ten-minute walk from Grande Florida Resort. Perched on top of Miami Headland, between Miami and North Burleigh beaches, it’s worth climbing the moderately steep path for the stunning views that stretch all the way from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Bay. Take a thermos of hot coffee and a blanket to stave off the morning chill as you watch the sun rise out of the ocean.

Elephant Rock, Currumbin

Looking as if someone has conveniently placed it on the beach for your viewing pleasure, Elephant Rock sticks out into the sea and offers views both up and down the coast. The steps are steep, but the top is flat and fenced, and just waiting for you to climb up and enjoy one of the best sunrise spots gold coast has to offer. If you’re still marvelling at the views at 7 am, stop in at the Elephant Rock café for their ‘Diet Starts Tomorrow’ breakfast, which promises to fill even the hungriest tummy.

The Spit, Southport

The Spit is best known for being the home of one of the Gold Coast’s major attractions, SeaWorld, but if you head past that to the northern end, you’ll find a sunrise vista made in heaven. Whether you stick to the sandy beach or find a perch on the jetty, you’ll have a perfect spot for watching the day break.

Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta

Extending out into the sea, Snapper Rocks is not only the perfect vantage point for an epic sunrise, it’s also a fantastic place to spot the odd whale, and to catch die-hard early morning surfies as they paddle out to the point break. If you’re partial to catching a wave of your own, why not join them for a sunrise spectacle like no other.

Surfers Paradise Beach

Surely one of the loveliest sights in the world is the sun rising over iconic Surfer’s Paradise beach, turning the pristine white sand and the glittering high-rises pink and gold. Take a stroll along the beach or cycle the bikeway, soak in the sea air, and finish your morning off with breakfast at the perfectly-situated Surfers Sandbar restaurant.

Whether you’re a morning person or not, you won’t regret getting up that little bit earlier to take in some beautiful Gold Coast sunrises. Be sure to take your camera, so you can enjoy them long after your Gold Coast holiday has ended!