Mermaid Beach - Beach in Mermaid Beach Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Mermaid Beach

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Mermaid Beach (1591G) runs for 2 km from the end of the Kurrawa reserve. The Mermaid Beach Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1945, is located on the other side of the road from the beach and is fronted by a large car park and a 200 m long, grassy... Read more

Mermaid Beach (1591G) runs for 2 km from the end of the Kurrawa reserve. The Mermaid Beach Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1945, is located on the other side of the road from the beach and is fronted by a large car park and a 200 m long, grassy beach reserve, where the lifesavers maintain a watch tower.

Swimming

The eight surf lifesaving clubs and 16 lifeguard towers attest to the potential hazards along this long beach. Rips are present whenever waves are breaking and deep rip channels may run out from the shoreline. Swim only in patrolled areas and avoid the rip holes and outer trough. Stay close inshore and on the attached portion of the bar.

Surfing

Beach breaks extend the full length of the beach. Conditions are best on the outer bar, with a moderate swell and offshore winds. The Nerang entrance wall can produce some better quality bars and breaks. There are plans for Queensland's first surfing reef on the beach at Narrow Neck.

Fishing

Beach fishing is a very popular pastime along the length of the beach, with conditions best when there are rips across the inner bar. The Nerang jetty and entrance wall are very popular spots to fish the channel or surf.

General

This is undoubtedly Australia's most heavily developed and utilised beach. It offers a huge range of accommodation, attractions and facilities, together with the surf lifesaving clubs and lifeguard towers, as well as 16 km of beautiful beach and surf. However the surf is hazardous, so be careful as to when and where you swim.

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Mermaid Beach AEME SLSC Inc

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Tower 26 - Mermaid Beach Lifeguards

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Tower 25 - Hilda Street Lifeguards

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
26°C
Water
23°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Seawall

Regulation Symbols

Camping Prohibited
No Naked Flames
No Littering
No Smoking
No Trailbikes
No Vehicles
PWC's Prohibited
No Horses
No Alcohol
Thursday, 21 Nov 10:38

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.


Mermaid Beach, QLD 4218
Includes beaches: The Spit-miami, The Spit, Southport, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Broadbeach, Kurrawa, Nobby's Beach, Miami Beach
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1591G