Main Beach, located just north of Surfers Paradise, is a popular location with visitors and locals alike. Along Tedder Avenue, you will find a variety of shops and a street packed with dining and nightlife options.
Head along Sea World Drive and on your left you’ll see there is Mariners Cove (http://www.marinerscovemarina.com.au) featuring waterfront restaurants, marine & boat sales and a vast array of activities including helicopter tours, jet ski hire, boat hire, fishing charters and cruises.
Right beside Mariners Cove is Marina Mirage (http://www.marinamirage.com.au), a modern two-level shopping mall with an al-fresco feel, features an array of up-market fashion and accessory stores, fine and casual dining, gifts and homewares, beauty and salon services. Well known brand names include Arden, Calvin Klein, Carla Zampatti, Costa Moda, Gant, Gazman, Lorna Jane, Rodd & Gunn, Tommy Hillfiger and Witchery.
The luxury Palazzo Versace Hotel is also located beside the marina and on the opposite side of the road you’ll find the Sheraton Mirage Hotel & Resort on the beachfront.
Continue heading up Sea World Drive and you’ll come to Sea World theme park (http://seaworld.com.au) and Sea World Nara resort.
Just past Sea World Resort and it becomes and the area known as The Spit which includes Doug Jennings Park. The area provides spaces for relaxing, fishing and beautiful views out to the Seaway and Wavebreak Island. We have more info on that area here.
Most importantly, let’s not forget the main attraction of the area, the beach. Actually,
it’s a really nice stretch of beach that is far less crowded that Surfers Paradise. It’s about 2km long stretching from Narrow Neck at the northern edge of Surfers Paradise through to The Spit in the north. For safe swimming, always swim between the flags and to check when lifeguards are in operation you can visit the beacBeach Safe website here: https://beachsafe.org.au/beach/qld/gold-coast/main-beach/southport. It’s also a popular spot for windsurfers and for flying kites.
Here are my choices for the Top 10 Places to Eat in Main Beach
For dining in the Main Beach there really are too many options. At Marina Mirage you can choose from over 16 options and then there is another range of choices in the heart of Main Beach along Tedder Avenue. So, to get you started, here are my top ten places for dining in Main Beach.
Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant – Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive – http://www.omerosbros.com
Glass Dining and Lounge Bar – Marina Mirage 74 Sea World Dr – http://www.glassrestaurant.com.au
Local & Co – 20-22 Tedder Ave – The popular cafe offers healthy, organic, paleo & gluten-free options for breakfast and lunch plus coffee and wine – http://www.localandco.com.au
Terraces Restaurant – popular seafood buffet – 71 Sea World Dr, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort – http://www.terracesrestaurant.com.au/seafoodbuffet
Chill Dining & Wine Bar – Shop 10 26 Tedder Ave, Main Beach – http://www.chillontedder.com.au
Domanis – cafe/restaurant/bar Italian/modern Australian – U 4 18 Tedder Ave, Main Beach – https://domanisrestaurant.com
Fellini Ristorante e Bar – Fine Italian dining in an amazing location overlooking the marina and broadwater – Marina Mirage 74 Sea World Dr – http://fellini.com.au
Shuck – popular spot for social drinks, people watching and casual fine dining – 20 Tedder Ave, Main Beach – http://shuck.com.au
Beaches Off Tedder – cafe in a central location – Corner Woodroffe and Main Beach Parade – http://www.beachesofftedder.com.au
Vanitas – award winning fine dining – 94 Sea World Dr, Palazzo Versace – http://www.palazzoversace.com.au/en/restaurants/vanitas.html
Where to Stay in Main Beach
If you are looking for luxury, then you are in the right place, Main Beach has it in spades. Check out our list of The Top 10 Places to Stay in Main Beach, or check out the map below.
Main Beach map inc. hotels, resorts & holiday apartments, attractions and places to eat
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