Main Beach travel guide

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You're Going to Love Main Beach

With a population of 5,645, Main Beach is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 15 days in order to fully appreciate everything Main Beach has to offer.

Where to Eat in Main Beach

If you’re looking for affordable options, Shoreline Restaurant - Sea World Resort (Seaworld Drive) and Main Wave Restaurant (Shop 10, 26-30 Tedder Ave) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Southport Yacht Club (1 Macarthur Pde) and Ladybird (94 Seaworld Dr Waterfront Palazzo Versace) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Main Beach.

When to visit Main Beach

Main Beach in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Main Beach in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Main Beach


When flying to Main Beach, you’ll arrive at Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL), which is located 15 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Main Beach from the United States departs from Honolulu and takes around 15h 50m.


Another option to get to Main Beach is to pick up a car rental from Brisbane, which is about 42 miles from Main Beach. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Alpha, among others, in Brisbane.

Airlines serving Main Beach

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British Airways
Good (1,727 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,489 reviews)
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Air France
Good (491 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,172 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,429 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,002 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (491 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (466 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,045 reviews)
Good (395 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (394 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (189 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (129 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (344 reviews)
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Where to stay in Main Beach

Average rates range from around $277 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $352 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Main Beach

Most booked hotels in Main Beach

Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
Excellent (8.6, 1054 reviews)
Q1 Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.3, 7169 reviews)
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
Excellent (8.3, 5870 reviews)
Palazzo Versace
Excellent (8.3, 3163 reviews)
Maldives Resort
Excellent (8.3, 626 reviews)
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.2, 4036 reviews)
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Renting a car in Main Beach

Expect to pay $4.20 per gallon in Main Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $50.42 and $67.23.