Mermaid Beach, Queensland

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Mermaid Beach
Gold CoastQueensland
Population 5,722 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4218
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Mermaid Beach
Federal Division(s) Moncrieff
Suburbs around Mermaid Beach:
Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach Pacific Ocean
Mermaid Waters Mermaid Beach Pacific Ocean
Mermaid Waters Miami Pacific Ocean

Mermaid Beach is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2006 Census, Mermaid Beach had a population of 5,751.

The suburb is bounded to the west by the artificial canals of adjacent Mermaid Waters and to the east by the Pacific Ocean. To the north is the suburb of Broadbeach, to the south Miami. The Gold Coast Highway passes through Mermaid Beach.

Mermaid Beach receives its name from the cutter HMS Mermaid. Explorer John Oxley sailed aboard the Mermaid in 1823 when he discovered the nearby Tweed and Brisbane rivers.[2]

The Mermaid Beach Surf Lifesaving Club was established by United States Army personnel stationed here during World War II.

The Gold Coast Oceanway travels along Hedges Avenue.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mermaid Beach (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Mermaid Beach (suburb) (entry 46061)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Millionaires Mile

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Coordinates: 28°02′38″S 153°26′13″E / 28.044°S 153.437°E / -28.044; 153.437