Destination guide

Settle into holiday homes for rent in Mermaid Beach

Australia’s Gold Coast is a popular holiday destination, and Mermaid Beach is a fine small suburb in which to seek holiday homes for rent. The area offers access to swimming, sand, surfing, water sports, nature walks, hiking and cycling along the waterfront. For those with a taste for more urban exploits, there are nearby modern amenities including upscale restaurants, boutique shopping and quiet street-side cafes. There’s something for everyone in Mermaid Beach, offering you the makings of a holiday trip you’ll remember for years to come.

History

Historical sites near Mermaid Beach holiday rentals

Located along the Gold Coast, Mermaid Beach holiday homes are within easy reach of many historic and heritage sites. The Spirits of the Red Sand is a live theatre show celebrating indigenous culture that will transport you to the 1800s and engage all of your senses. The Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum is an outdoor museum of living culture with a collection of original buildings dating to the early 20th century. The Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society is located on what is believed to be a former indigenous gathering place and today is a local history museum.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Mermaid Beach

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Travellers enjoy fun activities like surfing, swimming and golfing. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Mermaid Beach a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sea World (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Warner Bros. Movie World (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Dreamworld (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Pizzey Park Sporting Complex (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Mermaid Beach

Travellers enjoy Mermaid Beach for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Mermaid Beach

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Mermaid Beach is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Nobby Beach (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Pratten Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Kurrawa Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Cascade Gardens (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Burleigh Beach (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Mermaid Beach

Fly into Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), the closest airport, located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Travel to your Mermaid Beach holiday accommodation

Your trip to Mermaid Beach holiday homes will begin with a flight to the Brisbane or Gold Coast airport. From there it takes between 30 minutes and an hour to travel by bus or taxi along the Pacific Motorway to get to town. Many people would rather drive themselves, so they choose a car hire to get around and see the sights as they please. Once in town, the beaches are highly walkable, and cycling is also a popular option.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies in Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach holiday rentals offer plenty of delicious local delicacies to experience nearby. You’ll want to try fresh local seafood such as prawns, mud crabs, barramundi and Moreton Bay bugs, whether grilled, pan-fried or part of a fish-and-chips platter. Desserts here take advantage of the many local varieties of fruits like mangoes, pineapples, bananas and strawberries. The region is known for its Bundaberg Rum made from local cane sugar. Finally, craft wines and beers are in vogue here, and a tasting of a local vintage or a visit to an area alehouse is well worth your time.

Essential info

Key info for Mermaid Beach holiday homes

Named for the 19th-century cutter the HMS Mermaid, this settlement was used by American servicemen fighting in World War II. Today it’s a suburb along the Gold Coast with a full-time population of over 6,500 people that swells in numbers during the summer holiday season. Visitors to Mermaid Beach enjoy swimming and participating in watersports along the white-sand beaches, as well as fine-dining, shopping and other activities. Australian English is the primary spoken language here, and the region is a secluded and upscale option for holiday rentals.

Where to stay near Mermaid Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,894 holiday rentals near Mermaid Beach. From 481 Houses to 1,282 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mermaid Beach is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mermaid Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Mermaid Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach: 2,588 holiday rentals
  • Mount Tamborine Winery: 1,796 holiday rentals
  • Surfers Paradise Beach: 2,350 holiday rentals
  • Chevron Renaissance: 2,339 holiday rentals
  • Kirra Beach: 2,484 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mermaid Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mermaid Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 481 Houses in Mermaid Beach. Our other popular types of Mermaid Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,282 holiday houses
  • Villas: 27 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 8 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mermaid Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,376 holiday homes with pool available in Mermaid Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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