Gold Coast Accommodation

Main Beach

Main Beach, Gold CoastMain Beach gets its 'imaginative' name from being the main surf beach for the town of Southport. As one of the Gold Coast's most popular beaches, Main Beach offers the ideal combination of sophisticated yet casual vibes and a great range of shopping and dining options. Close to some of the Gold Coast's most famous theme parks, Main Beach is just minutes from Surfers Paradise and the long sandbar known as 'The Spit'. A water sport haven, The Spit is the best place to enjoy everything from fishing and boating to surfing and jet skiing.

Diving the Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean, Main Beach is situated south of Southport and is the home of the Sea World theme park. A popular fun and family friendly attractions, Sea World is a 25 hectare marine park that offers an entertaining yet educational insight into the local marine life through thrill rides, marine shows and attractions.

Just off The Spit and before Sea World, the Marina Mirage is a sophisticated shopping complex in Mariners' Cove on Main Beach. Offering specialty stores, fashion, boutiques and a variety of dining options, there's also a Farmers Market every first and third Saturday.

The central tourist trip of Main Beach is Tedder Avenue which offers cosmopolitan shopping and dining and upmarket establishments. This where you'll find affluent locals and visitors, the Palazzo Versace resort and even the occasional celebrity is spotted here.

The Main Beach foreshore is the perfect place to relax and offers plenty of space for activities including volleyball or Frisbee. The area features a convenient range of public facilities including picnic benches and BBQs, however there are also a great range of nearby cafes and restaurants.

Main Beach is also a nature lover's delight, with some excellent dive sites on offer including the shipwrecked Scottish Prince. Federation Walk is a stunning nature walk that stretches all the way from Surfers Paradise and past the iconic Bathing Pavilion through Main Beach and to The Spit. Surrounded by regenerated rainforest, Federation Walk is a meandering trail that passes through some of the Gold Coast's most beautiful destinations.

Main Beach also hosts an exciting calendar of events throughout the year however the Gold Coast 600 annual racing carnival is perhaps the most famous. The V8 Supercars event passes right through Main Beach which is a hot spot for trackside accommodation and all the high octane festivities.

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  • Main Beach Accommodation - A guide to accommodation in the Main Beach area of the Gold Coast including hotels, motels, resorts, self-contained apartments and holiday units.

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