The beach is a 2.5 km stretch of white sand from the north to the south headland bordered by a mature stand of Norfolk Pines. The south headland offers protection and delights surfers with a right point break.
Burleigh Headland is part of a wildlife and coastal forest corridor that extends south through Tallebudgera, Currumbin and onto to the New South Wales border ranges. The south headland is home to heritage listed Burleigh Head National Park. The 27 ha park offers walking and running tracks. Along the Rainforest Circuit, the Tumgun lookout is perfect to spot a migrating whale and take in the commanding views north.