If your close to Mermaid Beach and want a great view, take a walk up Nobbys/Burleigh hill just behind Mermaid Beach surf club. A great spot and great bit of beach for people who love to sunbake, go walking, running or go for a bit of yoga. Prettiest first thing in the morning as the suns coming up!
Recommend going when the sun comes up and wear your runners! Definately one of the best spots for a workout or to sunbake on the GC or to walk up and drink your morning coffee. Most people go to Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach as tourists don't know the secret local spots - I recommend either going for a job at Nobbys/Burleigh hill or further down at Main Beach towards Southport - away from the hustle and bustle but still lovely to look at!
Don't forget your sunscreen and your water bottle (if you do there's a new Aldi and also a Coles really close so no dramas!) there's also a Zaraffas across the road if you need a coffee before you start that workout! I know I do :D