A man is recovering in the Gold Coast hospital after being egged, then chased and seriously assaulted by another man.

A man has been pelted with eggs and seriously assaulted on the Gold Coast.

Police say the man, 37, was walking along Norman St, Southport, about 7.10pm (AEST) on Friday.

Someone in a nearby apartment building began throwing eggs at him and he was struck multiple times, including in the face.

He kept walking but another man then started chasing him.

Officers say he was caught and seriously assaulted.

He was taken to the Gold Coast Hospital, where he is being treated for non life threatening injuries to his nose and face.

Police could not say whether it was a schoolies-related incident.