Mermaid Beach and Miami is situated just to the south of Broadbeach and shares many of its attractions. Generally speaking the Gold Coast Accommodation at Mermaid Beach is a little older that that which you can book at Broadbeach and the resorts are not as big but this usually means that Mermaid Beach accommodation is a bit cheaper while still being close to all the major tourist attractions and shopping facilities. Like most of the popular Gold Coast tourist regions, the Mermaid Beach accommodation is nearly all situated between the Gold Coast highway and the beach. Distances from Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise to Mermaid Beach are not great so it is within walking distance of the Pacific Fair shopping plaza and the Niecon Plaza tourist hub. Similarly, Burleigh Heads is close by to the south and provides further shopping and surfing facilities.
Mermaid Beach has some of the Gold Coast's most expensive and sought after real estate. Part of Hedges Avenue is called millionair's row after the number of oppulent houses that have been constructed on the beachfront there. Some of the resorts in Mermaid Beach are also very popular as they are situated in a quieter area of the Gold Coast yet they are still close to the beach and the surf club. The beach is patrolled and is a popular family destination. Some of the best known resorts here include Magic Mountain resort, Turtle Beach resort, Diamond Sands resort and Sailfish Cove resort.