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15 of the best things about Mermaid Beach

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From the stunning hinterland and beautiful iconic beaches, to the vibe of the thriving restaurant, cafe and shopping scene, Mermaid Beach is more than just a prestigious suburb of the Gold Coast, it's a well-connected lifestyle hub. Here's 15 great reasons why you need to be in Mermaid Beach.

Natural Wonders of the Coast

1. Mount Tamborine

The Gold Coast is known for its golden beaches, but what about water of another kind? Just 25 minutes from Mermaid Beach, Mount Tamborine offers much beyond the iconic surf including short bush walks that result in cascading waterfalls.

2. The beach

Easy access to a beach and some of the best wave breaks in Australia are the most important things for a true Gold Coast lifestyle. Mermaid Beach has its own golden strip of sand, the best free entertainment on the Coast.

3. Dog beaches galore

There’s a whole three kilometres of the coast dedicated to off-leash dogs across Tallebudgera, The Spit and Palm Beach; get out and get active while enjoying the best sand and surf the coast has to offer with your very best friend, your pup.

4. Learn to surf

Broadbeach, where the city meets the sea, is home to Go Ride a Wave Surf School where you can jump in the water and learn to ride a wave like a professional. A great place to be whether you’ve surfed before or are a rookie to the sport!

Getting Around Has Never Been So Easy

5. Access to the entire Coast

Connecting one end of the Coast to the other and with more planned stops, the Gold Coast Light Rail makes getting around a breeze.

6. Gold Coast Airport

The Gold Coast International Airport located just under 20 minutes south of Mermaid Beach will take you places. You can fly throughout Australia and to 31 international destinations!

7. Capital city in a coastal town

With so many major attractions located on the Gold Coast, this once sleepy town is now one of the largest significant urban areas and acts like a major capital city. The world is at your finger tips when you live in Mermaid Beach.

Delicious Delights & Exciting Entertainment


Beginning as a health food restaurant in 2013, BSKT now offers you a healthy lifestyle with coffee, delicious food, a range of wholefoods and a yoga studio! To top it off, they are dog-friendly, so come along after you and your best friend have a run on the beach. Talk about a destination.

9. Balter Brewing Currumbin

A bunch of pro surfers decided to turn their hand at brewing and were successful in launching their first brew in 2016. With a standout design and an open-door policy where you’ll feel like part of the family, Balter Brewing is the place to be.

10. Koi Dining + Lounge Bar

Friendly staff, great food, and coffee to die for! Koi delivers on the most important things in life.

11. Markets

The first street food market of its kind to grace the coast, Miami Marketta is a nearby creative hub full of food, fun, the arts and music. Have a wander through the stalls for a feast on the eyes and
your taste buds!

12. Nineteen at the Star

19 floors above the Gold Coast, this rooftop restaurant has sweeping views of the dazzling Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast area. Sophisticated, classical and showcasing Australia, Nineteen made
the Gourmet Traveller’s Top 100 List for Australian restaurants in their first six months of trade.

13. Bam Bam Bakehouse

These guys serve pastries straight from heaven for those with a sweet tooth, but there’s plenty of options for those that prefer a savoury treat! Featured in major media, the who’s who are getting their pastry on at Bam Bam Bakehouse.

14. Home of the Arts (HOTA)

A thriving cultural precinct with more to come, HOTA provides the Gold Coast with an outdoor stage and concert lawn to enjoy the beautiful sunshine state. The 24-hour arts scene will bring to life the creatives of the Coast.

15. Pacific Fair

The largest shopping centre in Queensland, Pacific Fair is just around the corner for all things retail and dining. You can walk to this mecca from Mermaid Beach.