Why Scarborough Beach Park is perfect for kids
Scarborough Beach Park is located in the Moreton Bay Region. It is on situated along the shopping strip of Scarborough Village. It’s a previous winner of Queensland’s friendliest beaches, and after reading this – you’ll understand why. Its extremely well-maintained, and is home to the closest and safest swimming beach in Brisbane. It has plenty of shared paths, parklands and beach for your family to enjoy and the park is fully fenced.
On top of that, its one of the best fishing spots in Redcliffe and the perfect location for kayaking and sailing.
Scarborough Beach Pirate Park and Railway Place
This park is accessible for prams or wheelchairs and is bucket loads of fun. There is rubber fall under the swings and climbing frames. This gave us peace of mind when our little monkeys were running about. There are tables and benches within the fenced area, allowing you to easily supervise your children. The play equipment is made up of traditional and pirate and train themed equipment.
Pirate Park at Scarborough Beach Park has a boat fort, seesaw and the cotton tree forest and overlooks the beach. Railway place has a sand-based play area, a stationary train with a track and climbing nets, swings and balancing play. One end of the playground is full of Cotton Wood tree’s that are the perfect place for climbing practice for kids big and small. These playgrounds foster and encourage children’s imagination and exploration.
Play on the beach
Whilst you might have to pull the kids away from the fun of Pirate Park, you can’t leave this park without enjoying the beach. This beach is perfect for the younger kids, as it’s sheltered providing the perfect spot to for them to paddle and play in the water. It has plenty of shady spots and is a beautiful spot to sit and let the day go by.
Running, walking and riding
The tracks that surround the Scarborough Park are the ultimate place for a leisurely stroll with your family. There are tracks from the park to the tip of the Redcliffe peninsula, all of which are lined by beautiful cotton trees and casuarina’s. It’s a great place to pack the kid’s scooters and bikes up and head out for a ride along the coastline.
A picnic or a BBQ
In close proximity to the playgrounds are shelters that have seats, tables and even electric barbecues. It is recommended that if you are chasing some of that shelter for a particular event that you get in and score one early as they are popular. These picnic areas are close the car park, toilets and access to water. If you don’t score one of the shelters, don’t fear as there are plenty of shady spots on the grass along the shore that will be just as good of a spot.
Places to eat near Scarborough Park
Along the esplanade are a wide range of cafes, coffee shops and bars. Not only do these places offer delicious eats for the whole family, but they also boast beautiful views of the Moreton Bay’s peninsula. You could choose to dine-in and enjoy the view, or you could get some takeaway fish and chips to enjoy in one of the picnic spots. With heaps of variety of foods, like pizza, Chinese, burgers, a bakery and of course a variety of seafood options.
More beaches suitable for kids
We’ve written a great overview of all the best beaches that are good for kids that have good facilities like playgrounds across Brisbane including: