A Stone Social Guide To The Gold Coast

by Jayde Gibbards

In light of our upcoming monthly Stone Social pottery event, we wanted to share our local guide to the Gold Coast for the ultimate weekend away. From morning nature walks to self-care afternoons, your next weekend away won’t fail to disappoint with this all-in guide.

Our Favourite Beaches

Kirra Beach

It's no secret that Kirra Beach is the perfect beach day location. Surrounded by gorgeous yellow sand, palm trees and crystal clear water, this is the perfect location to settle under the sun.

Tallebudgera Creek

A relaxing, flat water creek with a view of Burleigh Headland makes Tallebudgera Creek the best location for sunbathing and relaxing swims. 

Burleigh Headland

It wouldn't be a trip to the Gold Coast without a beach day at Burleigh Heads. Surrounded by a beautiful headland, it's the perfect location for an ocean dip and a picnic on the hill.

The Alley

Mostly known for its surf, the Alley is located at the very beginning of Currumbin Beach. Closed in by rocks on either side, you're spoilt for choice to swim in flat water or among the waves.

Our Favourite Day Time Activities

Palm Beach Farmers’ Markets

Running every Saturday from 6:00am to 11:30am, the perfect place to find local produce, fresh flowers and a small range of handcrafted accessories and clothing.

Burleigh Village Markets

Running every Sunday from 8:30am to 1:00pm, these curated markets feature an array of local, creative businesses making it a one-stop shop for local, handcrafted and vintage clothing, accessories, homewares and more. 

Native State

The ultimate wind-down activity. Relax and soak at this luxurious bathhouse, feel zen with their complementary herbal teas as you enjoy their hot and cold plunge pools, sauna and steam room.

Stone Studio

Of course, we offer a range of beginner pottery classes that are the perfect weekend activity for you and a friend, partner or the entire family. You can also enjoy our specialty coffee and a delicious meal in our Currumbin and Kingscliff Cafe, or a casual pottery experience with our Paint-a-Pot.



Our Favourite Restaurants

Looking to grab a bite to eat before your Stone Social Pottery Class? Or wanting to enjoy a Saturday night dinner, here are some of our favourite local restaurants.

Costa Taco 

Serving up some of the best tacos around, featuring nothing but good, local produce. Bringing authentic Mexican, good vibes and some of the best margi’s on the Gold Coast.


A street-style, burger spot that will never leave you feeling hungry. Their menu features a range of good meals to satisfy anyone and everyone, from fresh oysters, and delicious wings to classic cheeseburgers or something a little more special.

Rick Shores

One of the most iconic restaurants on the Gold Coast, serving up fresh and locally sourced pan-Asian flavours to share around the table. Situated on Burleigh Beach, this stunning restaurant offers ocean views and top-tier service.

Franc Jr.

A classic pizzeria serving up some of the best pizza around, Franc Jrs is a lively, street-style restaurant that offers a range of pizzas, pies and salads. Mixing good food, good people and good vibes, you’ll never want to leave. 



Our Favourite Bars

If you’re looking for some more fun after your crafty night at our Stone Social or your Saturday night shenanigans, here are some of our favourite local bars. 


A boutique bar serving Aussie-inspired cocktails, craft beer, specialty wine and local artisanal food. This intimate bar brings a feeling of nostalgia and late-night chats while serving up some great cocktails.

Suga Bar

This tucked-away rum bar is tailored for lovers of aged, imported and local rum, offering a selection of signature cocktails and your usual classics. An ideal location for enjoying good drinks, live music and good people, always serving a fun night.

Paloma Wine Bar

A boutique wine bar on the streets of Burleigh sharing some of the finest wines. This wine bar hums classic vibes, paired with a small menu of delicious eats and a generous selection of wines and cocktails.

Our Favourite Stays

The Cheshire Cat Motel

An iconic beachside motel in the heart of Palm Beach, where nostalgia meets lo-fi luxury. This retro motel features an open terrace that features a refreshing plunge pool and is only a short 9-minute drive from Stone Studio.

Bujerum Holiday Apartments

An ode to ‘Queenslander’ architecture, these apartments are the perfect coastal lifestyle experience. Located directly on the famous Burleigh Headland, the sunset won’t fail to disappoint.

La Costa Motel 

The ‘beach shack’ atmosphere will win your heart over with its modest, coastal design. Nestled in the quieter parts of the Gold Coast, La Costa will serve as the ultimate stay-cation away.

The Pink Hotel

This vibrant, funky beach motel featuring a rooftop terrace is nothing other than lively. The perfect stay for those looking for a fun weekend getaway amid the hustle and bustle of a lively coastal town.


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