Mermaid Beach is at the heart of the Gold Coast, just a few kilometres from Surfers Paradise. The suburb is just a comfortable walk from Broadbeach where high-fashion shops and a bevy of restaurants border the sand and surf of Kurrawa Beach which has virtually become the home of the Australian Surf Life-Saving Championships.
A monorail links Broadbeach to Jupiters Casino, which, in turn is across the road from Pacific Fair, one of Australia’s largest yet most relaxed shopping centres.
In addition to the surf titles, the Gold Coast sporting attractions include a world-ranked marathon, national triathlons, the Magic Millions racing and yearling sale carnival and one of the few street-circuit races on the Indy Car international motor-racing calendar.
Mermaid Beach is, however, known for its ‘millionaire’s row’ of beachfront homes. Many prestigious business owners buy and sell the beautiful beachfront properties on the famed Hedges Avenue because of its location and prestige.
Mermaid offers several accommodation options and a range of alfresco dining restaurants and cafes. Be sure and stop by the Surf Life Saving Club for an excellent meal with views of the Pacific.