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Southport Bathing Pavilion

The Southport Bathing Pavilion was built in 1934 as a change room for people visiting the Broadwater beach.

The Pavilion is historically significant as it demonstrates the development of the Gold Coast as a seaside resort in the 1930s and reflects a new culture associated with beach going.

The building, designed by architectural firm Hall and Phillips, has aesthetic significance as an example of the Spanish Mission style architecture of that era. It was originally situated on the waterfront but from the 1960s, sand pumping extended the coastline eastwards, marooning the building within the park.

As part of a 2009 conservation project, City of Gold Coast refurbished the pavilion as a community meeting room and gallery, adding a small kitchen and restoring the original clothes peg rails.

Many other original features have also been retained. The Pavilion is listed on the Queensland and local heritage register.

If you've ever wondered about the history of this Gold Coast landmark, here's your chance.

Marine Parade Southport


Building type: Change room, amenities
Architect: Hall and Phillips
Built: 1934
Website: environment.ehp.qld.gov.au/heritage-register/detail/?id=601514