Mermaid Parade 2012: Thousands Gather Along Surf Avenue In Coney Island (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

06/24/2012 01:23 pm ET | Updated Jun 25, 2012

Mermaids strolled along Surf Avenue under sunny skies Saturday for the 30th Annual Mermaid Parade. Many wore elaborate costumes, many wore barely anything at all. Take a look at the (slightly NSFW) photos below and watch the charming video above.

And if you're in the parading-mood, don't forget to check out the Gay Pride Parade Sunday on 5th Avenue!