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Coastal paradise in Main Beach holiday homes to rent

Part of the appealing Gold Coast region of Queensland, Main Beach is a fabulous spot to find holiday homes to rent. Outdoor enthusiasts and beach lovers especially will love this area and all it has to offer. No matter where you book a holiday accommodation in Main Beach, you’ll be less than a kilometre from the Coral Sea. With diverse surroundings ranging from skyscrapers to beach bungalows – and plenty of nearby destinations and activities like Sea World, beaches, surfing and seafood restaurants – Main Beach is ideal for families, friends, couples and solo travellers alike.


Explore heritage sites near Main Beach holiday rentals

Main Beach has been a surfing and holiday destination for nearly a century. The addition of bridges linking the beach to the mainland led to the area’s vibrancy, with the Jubilee Bridge being built in the 1920s and the Sundale Bridge that replaced it being built in the 1960s. Yachting is a popular pastime that began here in the late 19th century and is still thriving today thanks to the bustling marina at the Southport Yacht Club. You can grab a car hire and drive the Gold Coast Highway, which historically led to greater access to the fantastic surf off Main Beach.


Sightseeing in and around Main Beach

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Main Beach a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sea World (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Warner Bros. Movie World (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Dreamworld (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Rockpools (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • King Tutts Putt Putt (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)

Seasonal weather in Main Beach

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Main Beach

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Main Beach is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Macintosh Island Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Philip Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Broadwater Parklands (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Budds Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Doug Jennings Park (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Main Beach

Fly into Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), the closest airport, located 14 mi (22.6 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting to your Main Beach holiday accommodation

As you start to explore Main Beach you’ll find it’s a breeze to get to and from holiday homes. The Gold Coast transit system provides bus, train, tram and other community transport services. Buses in particular are a great way to get from the Main Beach peninsula to other Gold Coast spots. Along with a public transport system covering the entire region, you also have access to private services. You could hire a car to head up to Doug Jennings Park or take a picturesque drive to the heritage-listed Main Beach Parade. For those flying here, the international airport in the nearby metropolis of Brisbane offers convenient access to Main Beach.

Food & drink 

Sample great food and drink in Main Beach

Foodies and spirits enthusiasts love Main Beach. You’ll find world-class beverages from regional breweries, wineries and rum distilleries near Main Beach holiday rentals. Sugar cane was and still is a prominent part of Queensland culture, which has led to the thriving rum industry. The conditions are also perfect for vineyards to produce a variety of fine wines. Craft-beer connoisseurs won’t feel left out thanks to the unique use of fresh nuts and produce that spice up the flavour. You can enjoy fantastic seafood like barbecued tiger prawn thanks to the area’s proximity to the Coral Sea. Thai and Italian foods are also popular here along with traditional Australian dishes.

Essential info

Key information about Main Beach holiday accommodation

Before you spend your hard-earned money, you’ll want to get the lowdown about the area around your holiday accommodation. Main Beach has a population around 4,000 but sees an uptick of travellers during the busy holiday seasons. The currency here is the Australian dollar, and prices will be similar to those in America and Europe. As Queensland is a fully developed modern state, the quality of food and water here is not a concern. As in all of the country, emergency services are accessible by dialling 000. Anyone 21 or older may drink responsibly.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Main Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,691 holiday rentals around Main Beach. From 1,142 flats & apartments to 481 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Main Beach is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Main Beach?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Main Beach. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sea World: 2,098 holiday rentals
  • Tedder Avenue: 2,115 holiday rentals
  • Mariner's Cove Marina: 2,066 holiday rentals
  • Spirit of Gold Coast: 2,054 holiday rentals
  • Marina Mirage Shopping Centre: 2,054 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Main Beach listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Main Beach?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,142 Condos/Apartments in Main Beach. Our other popular types of Main Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 481 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 6 holiday houses
  • Villas: 37 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Main Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,309 holiday homes with pool available in Main Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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