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Markets Galore: Shop Local on the Gold Coast

Colorful stalls at a beachfront market in Burleigh Heads

On the Gold Coast, Sundays are for soaking up sunshine and scouting for treasures at one of the area's lively open-air markets. From vintage fashion to fresh produce, you'll find plenty to inspire as you support local artisans and entrepreneurs.

Bohemian Burleigh Village Markets

For offbeat styles and handcrafted goods, don't miss the Burleigh Village Markets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. With live music and a laid-back vibe, it feels like a trip overseas to London's Portobello Road or Sydney's Paddington Markets. Rifling through the stalls, you'll uncover boho dresses, upcycled jewelry, macrame plant hangers, natural skincare, and much more.

Artisan Finds at the Beachfront Markets

Rotating between Burleigh, Broadbeach and Coolangatta, these long-running arts and crafts markets are perfect for leisurely weekend strolls. Browse over 150 vendors for fresh produce, baked goods, children's items, home decor, artworks and more. Don't forget the mango ice cream!

Bustling Surfers Paradise Night Markets

For lively evening shopping, check out the Surfers Paradise markets on Wednesdays and Fridays. Under seaside twinkle lights, peruse stalls of locally designed fashions, accessories, art, crafts and gifts. Enjoy free live music as you hunt for treasures.

Tips for Market Success

Markets are more enjoyable with smart preparation. Arrive early for the best selection. Bring cash and small bills - some vendors don't accept cards. Wear comfy shoes and sun protection. Finally, come hungry! You'll find plenty of snacks and fresh goodies to power your shopping adventure.

So embrace the spirit of community and discovery at the Gold Coast's fabulous markets. You'll score unique finds while supporting talented local artisans.