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Mermaid Destinations

Who says mermaids aren't real? These attractions, restaurants and events might have you thinking otherwise – so get your tail to these mermaid destinations.

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Mermaid Beach

On the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, sits Mermaid Beach, famous for its "millionaire's row" of extravagant beachfront property. It's not named for other, more mythical inhabitants, though. It was named for the explorer John Oxley's HMS Mermaid which he sailed in 1823 when he discovered the nearby Tweed and Brisbane rivers.

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