On the north end, you have the choice between the calm water of the Broadwater and the vigorous waves of the ocean. This is also where you will find the rock wall – a jetty where you can admire exceptional views of South Stradbroke Island on one side and Surfers Paradise high rises on the other side.
The Spit is a very popular surf spot as its breaks are regular and clean. However, you are likely to see experienced surfers paddling across the strong currents of the channel, escaping to South Stradbroke Island to seek bigger waves.
Numerous sand walking trails throughout the dunes offer a beautiful alternative to a walk on the beach, as well as the opportunity to spot wildlife. A well maintained bike path runs from the Seaway to Surfers Paradise for the enthusiast.
Sheltered barbecue facilities and a playground for the kids can be found at Philip Park (opposite Seaworld), and a cafe serves refreshments at the northern end near the big carpark.