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Bathing reserves

City of Gold Coast is responsible for the management, protection and regulation of bathing reserves. They are for safe paddling and swimming and they exclude things such as:

  • Powered watercraft like jet skis and boats cannot come within 400 metres of the low watermark in a bathing reserve
  • Aquatic equipment like surfboards, kite surfing boards, surf skis and sailboards cannot be used within 60 metres of a bathing area (designated by flags) within a bathing reserve.
  • Land yachts on wheels are not permitted within the bathing reserve
  • Dangerous objects or equipment cannot be bought into the bathing reserve.


For more information visit the City of Gold Coast website.