Scarborough

About Scarborough

Located on the northern tip of the Redcliffe Peninsula, Scarborough is known for its sandy beaches and views to Moreton Island.

The main street of Scarborough, along the waterfront is a popular location for families due to the close proximity to the beach, playgrounds and cafes.

Scarborough has three beaches on Moreton Bay, including the popular Queens and Scarborough beaches which are backed with foreshore reserves.

Scarborough Beach Park is a jewel in the crown of Moreton Bay after it was awarded the "Queensland's Friendliest Beach" in 2003 and "Australia's Friendliest Beach" in 2004. This impeccably maintained north of Brisbane swimming beach is the closest, sandy and safe swimming beach to the city.

Children will especially love the themed playgrounds of Pirate Place and Railway Place at Scarborough Beach Park with its amazing play equipment and large cottonwood climbing trees. Railway Place has been specially designed so that all young people, including children with disabilities, can explore and enjoy.

Around to the point of Scarborough is Jamieson Park's with its northern views to Deception Bay and the Glass House Mountains this park also has facilities perfect for family outings enabling more people to enjoy a day at this delightful spot.

The point of Scarborough is also home to Scarborough Marina where a number of tour operators launch from here, while further around the bay is Newport Marina.

Fresh seafood is synonymous with Scarborough; many visitors make the trek to enjoy a gourmet feast or a more casual outdoor meal of fish and chips.

For guests to Scarborough accommodation options are plentiful with Scarborough Beach Resort, Reid’s Place, and Scarborough Village Holiday Park.

Educational facilities in Scarborough include Scarborough State School providing primary education, Southern Cross Catholic College providing prep through to year 12 education and the Australian Trade College offering a number of vocational courses to year 11 and 12 students.

Things to see and do in Scarborough

History of Scarborough

Much of the Redcliffe Peninsula was subdivided into small farm lots in the 1870s. Then in 1880s ‘housing estate’ subdivisions began; however, it wasn’t until the opening in 1935 of the Hornibrook Highway, linking the area north of Hay's Inlet to Brisbane, that lead to the rapid growth in this area.

Low-lying land in the south west was re-contoured in the 1980s to form the Newport canal estate and marina.

The suburb used to act as a gateway to Moreton Island via the Combie Trader barge, but this service ceased in July 2008 due to matters with the terminal and landing areas.

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