Palm Beach

Palm Beach is a district of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. In the census of 2011 13.956 inhabitants lived in this place. Palm Beach is located in southern Gold Coast between the Pacific Highway and the coast. The northern border is formed by the Tallebudgera Creek and the south, the mouth of Currumbin Creek. The beach of Palm Beach was elected three times to the cleanest beach in Queensland. The community division dates from the mid-1950s. Palm Beach extends on both sides of the Gold Coast Highway, the transverse local roads are consecutively denoted by the numbers 1 through 28th Between the highway and the beach at the southern end of the town the narrow Jefferson Lane connects the streets. There are some of the oldest buildings in Gold Coast. More recently, new subdivisions with its own characteristics and a duct system caused by the expansion of the area to the west. Some of the richest fishing grounds of the Gold Coast are in front of the coast and in the coastal waters. In the southwestern part of the district is the Laguna Lake, which is surrounded by the park of Elizabeth Sloper Gardens. The Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park at the north end of Palm Beach offers holiday accommodation for families. The adjacent Tallebudgera Recreational Camp is a fitness camp, which is attended by children from all over Queensland. The Neptune Royal Life Saving Club was the first lifeguard organization in Australia, which consisted only of women. It monitors up to now the mouth of the Tallebudgera Creek. The association is independent and not part of the only organization on the Gold Coast to surf life saving. Local sports clubs include the Palm Beach Sharks (football), the Palm Beach Currumbin Alleygators RUC (Rugby Union) and the Palm Beach Currumbin Australian Football Club. The Palm Beach Currumbin High School is the local school.