A relaxed coastal suburb in the Gold Coast, Mermaid Beach provides a tranquil counterpoint to the bustle of neighbouring Broadbeach. Its low-rise and laid-back style is popular with families and is also home to some of the Gold Coast's most prestigious beachfront properties. Mermaid Beach is situated halfway between Surfers Paradise and Burleigh Heads.
A long golden beach is the main attraction here. It's much quieter than those in the nearby area and there's always space to spread the towel. A lack of good surf waves also contributes to the tranquility and the suburb predominantly caters for families. Three 18-hole miniature golf courses provide a family activity close to the beach. Restaurants in Mermaid Beach are well regarded as the best in the region, attracting many visitors from across the Gold Coast region.
Mermaid Beach is relatively narrow and various bus services run along the waterfront. The closest Light Rail connection is located north in Broadbeach. Varsity Lakes is the closest train station for travel to Brisbane.
Rather than being named to attract tourists, Mermaid Beach is called after the HMS Mermaid, which sailed along the Australian coast in 1823.