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MiamiGold Coast Suburb Profile

Known for its beautiful beach and laidback lifestyle, Miami is a beachside suburb close to the hustle and bustle while not getting too caught up in it, located just 7 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise and 17 kilometres north of the Queensland border. A perfect spot for tourists, the area has a range of motels and holiday apartments for visitors of all budgets and expectations.

Annually, Miami Beach embraces approximately 50,000 visitors, drawn to Miami not solely for its pristine waters but also for the variety of amenities it offers. Positioned conveniently close to the Gold Coast highway, nestled between Mermaid Beach and flanked by Burleigh Golf Course and Pizzy Park, residents have a plethora of recreational pursuits at their fingertips.

Beside the beach you find expansive parklands, boasting playgrounds, beach showers, and barbecue facilities, providing a serene retreat for families seeking relaxation. Moreover, a dedicated bike parking lot near the Miami Surf Life Saving Club ensures effortless access to the area's recreational offerings, featuring a caravan park and tennis court amenities. The town's iconic strip of beach bungalows adds a nostalgic charm, cementing Miami's status as a perennial favourite destination for vacationers.

Getting around is a breeze with the closest train station situated in Robina, a mere 6 kilometres west of Miami. Additionally, the Gold Coast Airport is conveniently located just 13 kilometres south of Miami, facilitating seamless travel connections.

Miami Food & Drinks

Residing in Miami places you mere steps away from the finest culinary delights the Gold Coast has to offer. Indulge in a delightful breakfast experience at Double Barrel Kitchen in Waterway Village, followed by a savoury snack at Two Wise Fish, renowned for serving the most exquisite fish and chips on the Goldie.

Miami also presents the opportunity to sample craft brews at Lost Palms Brewing Co. Conveniently situated at the junction of Miami Marketta and Nobby Beach, this artisanal brewery is just a short stroll from the vibrant dining precinct. 

Each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening Miami comes alive with Miami Marketta. Having taken off over the past few years, enjoy amazing street-style food from an array of food trucks, wet your whistle at the bar and catch a live band.

Pizzy Park
Miami Marketta
Lost Palms Brewery

Miami Schools & Education

Miami is home to a wide range of educational institutions, which makes it the perfect location to raise a family.

State Primary Schools

  • Miami State School
  • Miami State High School

Sporting Facilities in Miami

Miami Aquatic Centre
Boasting two heated Olympic 50-metre pools, an indoor training pool and a children’s play area, Miami also has disabled pool access.
: 80 Pacific Ave, Miami
: 1300 775 752

Miami Tennis Club
The Miami Tennis Club has 10 synthetic grass courts, two air-conditioned clubhouses with shower and barbecue facilities and a Pro Shop for all your tennis supply needs.
: Pizzey Park, Mermaid Waters
: 07 5572 2133

Pizzey Park
Pizzy Park offers a range of facilities including rugby league, union, tennis, swimming, netball, gymnastics and an athletics track. There is also a skate park and dog exercise facility.
: 80 Pacific Avenue, Miami

Miami Shopping Districts

  • Miami One Shopping Centre
  • Miami Shopping Village

Medical Facilities

  • Miami 7-Day Medical Clinic
  • Miami Village Medical Centre
  • Miami Family Medical Centre
  • Miami Medical Practice


Originally named after the Miami Hotel in 1925, the area was used as a large military camp in World War II. Miami experienced substantial building growth in the 1960s which was also when the district’s State High School was opened, attended by Anna Bligh who would later become Queensland’s Premier in 2007.

In 1962 a chairlift was opened that would take visitors up to a cafeteria on North Nobby Hill. Eventually, a Magic Castle was built there and in 1983 the site was developed as the Magic Mountain theme park, complete with theatre, playground and even ‘thrill rides’. It was a vibrant tourist attraction for several years until it was replaced by holiday apartments that still go by the name ‘Magic Mountain Resort’.

Miami Retirement

Miami Retirement Village

  • The village has 134 units spread over 8ha ensuring you plenty of space and comfort. 
  • Full facilities are available based on the level of care necessary for you.
  • Address: 170 Bardon Ave, Miami
  • Phone: 07 5535 3327

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

Miami Map

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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