Runaway Bay is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Census, Runaway Bay had a population of 8,912.
The locality of Anglers Paradise is situated within Runaway Bay. In 1967, the Lae Enterprises company bought 182 hectares of land along the western shore of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Development started in 1972 to transform the subdivision into a residential and boating area. The name "Runaway Bay" was coined to promote the area as a tranquil retreat.