Mermaid Inn & RV Park
Home of a legendary topless wooden mermaid.
This small, homey inn and RV park is located near the beach. Its most distinctive feature is a roadside, nine-foot tall, wooden mermaid that once stood downtown. The statue was almost burned down after Long Beach locals suddenly became offended by her toplessness and started painting bras on it. The property was sold in 2002, renamed after the mermaid and promptly remodeled. The new owners added microwaves, refrigerators and coffee pots to each of the 10 inexpensive rooms. They plan to add Internet access in the future. Nine of the rooms have queen beds, and a larger room suits families, with two doubles and a queen. The RV area features 12 hookups with cable TV access. Great rates make this place popular with seasonal tourists, who come to the area for activities that range from jazz festivals to clamming.