Gold Coast beaches are pretty good looking any time of day. To capture the best of the GC, do as the local Instagrammers do and head to the beach at sunrise and sunset when the light is right and the clouds are prettiest. The early birds definitely catch the best shots as surfers take to the waves on mass, SUP crews get their morning exercise in before breakfast and seagulls, well, they are always hanging around ready to strike a pose.