Welcome Nobby Beach, stop no. 6 on my Books By The Beach Tour!
My apologies, I have called it ‘Nobby’s’ in the video! But I don’t think anyone ever gets it right!
This amazing café precinct borders the famous Hedges Avenue ‘Millionaire’s Row’ and is home to an array of boutique bars and restaurants. Frequented by cyclists and surfers, this local spot blends a family-friendly atmosphere with an ultra-trendy vibe.
At the southern end, the beachfront features a walking track that connects to the picturesque lookout at North Burleigh Hill. During my time living at Broadbeach, I would frequently roller skate along this track (pictured below)!
Frederick Fowler was a timber-getter, hauler and grazier in the Tallebudgera district. It is documented that the Nobbies was the late nineteenth century name for Little Burleigh Head – and a local reference to Fowler’s head bullock, Nobby, which once went missing and was found there.
Today, Little Burleigh carries the name South Nobby. The knoll immediately to the south of Mermaid Beach is North Nobby – more recently Magic Mountain.
Nobby Beach is located in Mermaid Beach itself.
Blind is another of my short stories that took quite a bit of time and work to get just right, and went through quite an evolution in the process. The story is set right here on the Gold Coast, in the iconic party precinct of Surfer’s Paradise, where a night out on the town with friends goes horribly wrong…
PLEASE NOTE: My books are not currently available on Amazon/Kindle. Instead you can download a FREE PDF version of the story for HERE: Blind
I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me at Nobby Beach. Next stop, Miami!