“In 1840, surveyor J. R. Warner was commissioned to survey the coastline near Moreton Bay. Warner named the headlands near Tallebudgera Creek, 'Burly Head' because of its massive appearance. Over the years Burly was changed to Burleigh.
Longhurst, R., The Heart of Paradise, p9
Resource: Gold Coast City Council 2008
Burleigh History Fact Sheet