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Mermaid Beach Lovin'

Best of Eat, Sip, Stay, Treat & Play

Mermaid Beach Lovin'
Mermaid Beach is the most happening suburb on the coast at the moment! There are new venues opening weekly and with a mix of the Southern Gold Coasts chill vibes and Northern Gold Coasts modern-buzzing side, it holds a unique character all of its own. Over the past few years the area has gone from a Porn shop riddled half-way-between suburb to a mecca of culture, art and sunshine. All this topped off of course by the whimsical name, what isn't there to love? If you need more convincing though keep reading...Mermaid Beach | Gold Coast


Come play with us on the beach and build sand castles, swim, sun bake and just chillax. It's where the cool kids hang. Who know's you might even spot a real life mermaid (or merman!)....

Little Mermaid GC

Little Mermaid caters to every one of your tropical-bar/casual meet-up venue needs. Perhaps one of their most charming qualities is the weekly Mermaid St draw – providing free coffee to all residents who live in the corresponding street! You had us at the in house swings.


Situated directly on Nobby’s beachfront, BSKT is a wholesome eatery nourishing for the body and soul. The thoughtful ethos behind the restaurant & café continues upstairs to the Yoga haven. If you’re a novice like most of us they offer beginners nights to get you up to speed!


Glenelg Public House

The word ‘hearty’ comes to mind with a visit to Glenelg. The warm, dimmed setting invites you in to their locally grown, Beef focused menu. Open Wednesday to Sunday for Dinner, Lunch Friday to Sunday.


Sparrow in Nobby’s is an opulent celebration of food, surrounded by sophisticated copper décor and a well lit cozy bar. The menu is designed to be shared so decide on a friend (or lover) to bring, with that in mind.

Bonus: Best Coffee In Town : Skull & Bones Coffee

Ballboy Meat Balls

Come try the new kid on the block that has street smarts and lots of 'tude! Get balls deep with some of their tasty dishes; like fresh pasta & balls, the classic meatball sub, waffle hash, Goody Gumdrop macaroon sandwich and so much more!

Did we mention the beer is as cold as your ex too? Have a taste affair with Ballboy Meat Balls. Try everything on the menu and go back for more and more. It's not cheating! Related to the Skull & Bones crew. #Flavours #ThreesomeAreEncouraged #TasteAffair #FoodGasm


Alfreds Diner + Store + Barber

A visit to the Alfred’s backyard is never just that. The hole in the wall kitchen compliments an outdoor barista, as well as their rustic retro-surf inspired store and barber. Alfred’s even sneaks in a little of the coasts finest acoustic styling on their couch from time to time. Arrive a visitor and you’ll leave this place a local.

Doughnut Time

Mermaid is lucky enough to house the second GC instalment of the store ‘It’s always a good time’ for. Hand crafted, small batch Doughnuts in decadent & exotic flavours through a no-fuss hole in the wall? That’s a yes from us.

Image by the fabulous @blond_almond

Skull & Bones Espresso Boutique

These guys know coffee and have some serious street cred for serving amazing coffee and tasty treats. Be swept away every time with their wonderful service, sassy smiles and delicious (gluten free) bagel options. Love the bulletproof coffee and the snickers thick shake is ... unforgettable and addictive! You MUST dig into a Nutella Cronut. #CronutPorn #GetOneIntoYou



This deluxe holiday house holds four bedrooms, three bathrooms, private pool, full state of the art kitchen and cinema-style media room. Just a few minutes wander to the beach or the newly renovated Pacific Fair and it’s impossible not to soak up the serenity while in this residence.

The Park

The Park is the prestigious new development arriving on the corner or Markeri Street & the Gold Coast Highway mid 2016. As well as a world-class design, The Park will boast panoramic ocean an mountain views, relatively rare for Mermaid!

About the Author

Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Behind all that hair..

Small coastal town girl who thoroughly enjoys a glass of wine and her live gigs.
Adventurer in every sense of the word, greenie and seeker of new knowledge & experiences always. With a background in fashion & writing, she now calls Nobby’s Beach on the Gold Coast home.