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Mermaid Beach, Queensland

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Mermaid Beach is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 Census, Mermaid Beach had a population of 5,722.

Mermaid Beach
Gold CoastQueensland
Mermaid Beach, Queensland looking North.jpg
Mermaid Beach, looking North
Population 6,533 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4218
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Mermaid Beach
Federal Division(s) Moncrieff
Suburbs around Mermaid Beach:
Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach Pacific Ocean
Mermaid Waters Mermaid Beach Pacific Ocean
Mermaid Waters Miami Pacific Ocean

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GeographyEdit

 
Real estate map of Gem of the Pacific Estate, circa 1920

The suburb is bounded to the west by the artificial canals of adjacent Mermaid Waters and to the east by the Pacific Ocean. To the north is the suburb of Broadbeach, to the south Miami. The Gold Coast Highway passes through Mermaid Beach.

HistoryEdit

 
Real estate map of Ocean View Estate (now Mermaid Beach), circa 1920

Mermaid Beach receives its name from the cutter HMS Mermaid. Explorer John Oxley sailed aboard the Mermaid in 1823 when he discovered the nearby Tweed and Brisbane rivers.[2]

Mermaid Beach was used during World War II by US servicemen, and was named Los Angeles Beach as well as Miami Beach to the south.

TransportEdit

The Gold Coast Oceanway travels along Hedges Avenue.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mermaid Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018.  
  2. ^ a b "Mermaid Beach (suburb) (entry 46061)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ Millionaires Mile Archived 2006-08-21 at the Wayback Machine.

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