Scarborough Beach is a popular beach and playground on the Redcliffe Peninsula, families flock to Scarborough in the warmer months for the ultimate beach day out.
Known for it's impeccably maintained swimming beach, safe-sheltered waters, shared paths and foreshore parks and facilities there will be something to entertain every member of the family at Scarborough Beach.
Completely fenced, the family-friendly Scarborough Beach Park has two partially shaded playgrounds, Railway Place and Pirate Place, complete with theme playground facilities. A stationary train and track runs together with a climbing net, swings and balancing equipment in the play area.
Do you have a little climber in the family? For small and large children alike, the special Cotton Tree Forest found within the fenced Pirate Park play area is a delight. The gnarled old trees offer hours of fun climbing possibilities with a rubber pad and base of chip bark, just in case....
After running around in Pirate Park, if the children still have steam, head back through the car park and you'll find an inflatable Jumping Pillow just a little further down Scarborough Beach. The jumping pillow playground is fully-fenced with seating nearby so parents can watch the little ones burn off their excess energy before heading home.
Several large shelter sheds with fixed benches, picnic tables, and electric barbecues are adjacent to these Scarborough playgrounds, making it a common spot for birthdays and other festivities. If you're planning to host a birthday party at Scarborough beach, make sure you arrive early to snag the best spot. Picnic tables are a hot commodity and early arrival is necessary.
If you didn't pack lunch for your day out, you can stroll across the road and browse the cafes, coffee shops and takeaway restaurants for a bite to eat.
Spend a few delightful moments listening in the wind to the whispers of the ancient Scarborough Pines and looking for the magic door at the base of a stately tree. Local tradition has it that inside The Gollum Tree, Gollum, of Lord of the Rings fame, lives! Take a look at the ground level of the door through the tiny window and see for yourself.
To the left of the playground area is a half-pipe skate ramp, a basketball half-court and a rock climbing structure, perfect for older kids to test their limits. A short walk to the right of the playground reveals an over-sized chessboard in the park. Chess pieces are available free of charge from one of the local shops.
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