PERFECTLY POSITIONED BETWEEN THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF SURFERS PARADISE IN THE SOUTH AND THE SERENITY OF THE SPIT IN THE NORTH, MAIN BEACH IS A DESTINATION IN ITS OWN RIGHT – AND A GLAMOROUS ONE AT THAT.
Sit back, relax and soak up all that Main Beach has to offer at the Southport Yacht Club – which, despite what its name suggests, is definitely located in Main Beach! Watch the yachts come and go along the waterway as you indulge in seafood delicacies at the SYC, or head beachside for a drink at the Gold Coast’s best surf club, the heritage-listed Southport SLSC. On Tedder Avenue (the suburb’s ritzy shopping street), you can enjoy a smorgasbord of seafood at Shuck, washed down with a few selections from their impressive wine list. And, if you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up, you can’t go past a coffee from the Main Beach Bakery.
Proximity to the beach and local walking trails aren’t the only reasons we love Tedder Avenue – it’s a shopping Mecca, too. Whether you’re in the market for fancy footwear or dazzling jewels, you’ll find something to take home on Tedder Avenue – and plenty of spots to stop and refuel as you hunt for them. Further north, the waterfront Marina Mirage is a mall like no other. Boasting panoramic views of the Gold Coast Broadwater and a plethora of big brands and boutiques, you could happily spend the day (and a good portion of your holiday spending budget) here.
Or should we say, “sea”? We couldn’t talk about Main Beach without first mentioning its most iconic attraction, Sea World. Beloved by generations of Gold Coasters and tourists for bringing us up close and personal with magical marine animals (and doing incredible rescue work at the same time) Sea World is more than a theme park. Why not spend the night at the on-site resort, or hop aboard a whale watching cruise to see the spectacular sea creatures in their natural habitat? Other unique ways to see the area include the Aquaduck Safari and Gold Coast Parasailing, both of which depart from Main Beach.