Mermaid Waters is primarily a residential suburb, featuring many
homes built along artificial canals and lakes. Mermaid Waters is
located inland just south of Broadbeach Waters and is an older
residential area. The canal estate is close to the tourist hub of the
city of Gold Coast and some of the best beaches on the Gold Coast,
including Mermaid Beach.
Pacific Fair, the Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre, is five
minutes away. Robina Town Centre, one of the Coast’s largest
shopping centres is 10 minutes away.
Mermaid Water has extensive waterways for boating and fishing
enthusiasts it is also close to the Robina’s freshwater lakes
system and its kilometres of walk and cycleways. The Burleigh Golf
Course is ofive-minute drive away with a number of resort style courses
all within about 15 minutes including, Robina Woods, Lakelands, The
Colonial and Palm Meadows.
The suburb derives it name from the Mermaid, a cutter ship that brought
Australian surveyor John Oxley to the region in 1823. Oxley named the
area where he landed "Mermaid Beach". The adjacent area to the west
eventually became known as "Mermaid Waters".
View Larger Map
Mermaid Beach 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. 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, often referred to as "millionaires mile".