Top things to do in Main Beach & The Spit

Fusion in Main Beach & The Spit


This collaboration between Michelin-starred chef Mural and Sridhar Penumechu of the Saffron restaurant brings an exciting Indian-Asian fusion to Palazzo Versace's waterfront dining scene. The space is stylish and up…
Seafood in Main Beach & The Spit

Peter's Fish Market

A no-nonsense fish market–cum–fish and chip shop selling fresh and cooked seafood, which can be eaten on a few tables out front by the river. Some of the seafood comes fresh from the trawlers.
Club in Main Beach & The Spit

Southport Surf Lifesaving Club

This beautiful, airy pavilion-style club has spectacular views. The deck is open from 8am for coffee, or head here for lazy beery afternoons.
Sailing in Main Beach & The Spit

Pittwater to Paradise Regatta

A mini Sydney-to-Hobart-style celebration that starts in Sydney on 2 January and finishes at Southport Yacht Club.
Pub in Main Beach & The Spit

Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern

This boisterous harbourside pub – on a pier out over the water – is a beers-from-10am kinda joint, and gets raucous on weekends, with especially big Sunday sessions. The kitchen whips up pub food (mains $20 to $36) …
Market in Main Beach & The Spit

Gourmet Farmers Market

On Saturday mornings, the open spaces of the Marina Mirage mall fill with stalls selling seasonal fruit and veg, baked goods, pickles, oils, vinegars, seafood, pasta and more, all from small-scale producers and make…
Australian in Main Beach & The Spit

Sunset Bar & Grill

This umbrella-shaded, family-friendly place by the water won't knock your socks off, but it does serve something for everyone, with an extensive menu of steaks, salads, seafood dishes, pasta, burgers and wraps.
Cafe in Main Beach & The Spit

Hot Shott

Drop by for a breakfast of eggs Benedict, Bircher muesli or buttermilk pancakes, or try a burger or filling salad for lunch at this down-to-earth cafe with its alfresco corner terrace and friendly service.
Architecture in Main Beach & The Spit

Main Beach Pavilion

The lovely Spanish Mission–style Main Beach Pavilion (1934) is a remnant from pre-boom days. It houses a cafe and inside are some fabulous old photos of the Gold Coast before the skyscrapers.
Shopping Centre in Main Beach & The Spit

Marina Mirage

This airy, small-scale mall has a range of beachwear and clothing boutiques, as well as some eating options and a farmers market on Saturday mornings.