You could certainly be forgiven for thinking you might happen across a mermaid of two at this curiously-named beachside suburb.
Yes, here at Hedges Avenue, is where some of the Gold Coast's Who's Who have bought prestigious beachfront properties due to its prime beachfront location.
While there are plenty of accommodation options here, from caravan parks to apartments, don't forget to check out 'millionaire's row'. So you may not be a millionaire, but you can always dream of becoming a mermaid in your next life.
Sensual sea sirens aside, this is simply a laid-back spot next to its bustling neighbour Broadbeach.
Where to stay
There's an eclectic blend of dining options here from modern Australian to plenty of Asian culinary experiences in which to participate. And Mermaid Beach also boasts one of the best Surf Life Saving Clubs along the coast in which to dine and simply look out at the big blue yonder that is the Pacific Ocean.