Situated just north of Surfers Paradise and 5km south of Southport, this beachside suburb is small but with access to all the facilities you could need close by. The area is mainly made up of units rather than houses, and with so few houses coming onto the sale market in the past year, you will struggle to buy something to suit the family. If you are looking to rent a house, you can expect to pay an average of $650 per week for a three bedroom. A three bedroom unit sells for an average of $925,000 or rents for an average of $660 per week. Due to the pricing, Main Beach is a lower demand market compared to the average across the rest of Queensland, and due to the type of accommodation available, independent singles and couples make up over 50% of the market.
If you like to have various eating out options for any time of the day, Main Beach is perfect. There are a number of cafes and restaurants, and it is only a short walk to the cafes and restaurants in both Surfers Paradise and more casual dining in Southport. It is also a perfect suburb if you enjoy heading out for a walk along the beach both mornings and evenings, with walking tracks as well as the beach in both directions.
For holidays and weekends, Main Beach is close to Seaworld and the beach, as well as only being a short drive out to the other theme parks on the Gold Coast. Being so central to everything, you can walk or catch public transport almost anywhere on the coast. The suburb does lack a train station, but it is only a 15km drive to the nearest station.
On the development side, Main Beach each year in October undergoes the set up, running of and pack down for the Gold Coast V8 Supercars race. The suburb is also under development along the Gold Coast Highway in relation to the new tramlines being built.
Main Beach is perfect for those wanting beachside living away from the busy nearby suburbs.