What are the first 5 words that come across your mind when you hear Gold Coast?
My answer is - sun, sea, sand, beach and bikini.
The 5 words spell S.U.M.M.E.R H.O.L.I.D.A.Y! But instead of summer, we opted to experience the winter in Gold Coast. Reason is simple – because we get to experience summer all year long in Malaysia. Haha!
But if you are a hard-core beach bum, I’d say summer is definitely the best season to visit Gold Coast. In fact, I wished it was summer during our visit there because their beaches are so amazingly gorgeous! Crisp blue water, soft sandy beach… a good opportunity to flaunt your bikini and abs! :D Well actually you can still swim and hangout by the beach in your skimpy bikini during winter as the temperature in the afternoon is pretty comfortable. Around… 21 Celsius? And it’s pretty sunny too.
But for us Asian or rather, Malaysian, it might still be a little bit cold for us to go out in a two-piece. Speaking of that, we looked silly walking down the street in our thick jacket and jeans while the locals there were in their sleeveless tops and shorts! From what I experienced, the weather in Gold Coast during August (end of winter) is:
Morning – cold
Afternoon – warmer and sunny with strong wind
Night – very cold. Even colder when the wind blows.
Brrrr… 4 seasons in one day, as they called it.
I’m amazed at the fact that they can still preserve the most beautiful side of their beaches when they have millions of tourists flocking in every year. There is surely a reason why it is one of the best holiday destinations in the world :)