Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach, a coastal suburb extending barely half a kilometre inland, is between Broadbeach and Miami on the Gold Coast. Named in 1946, the suburb's name came about from a survey party led by the New South Wales Surveyor-General, John Oxley, landing on the beach in the cutter Mermaid in 1824. A speculative land subdivision in 1890 was marketed as the Mermaid Beach Estate.


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