Scarborough Beach Park | Pirate Place
Scarborough Beach Park offers the best of all worlds with trees to climb, sand to play with and sea to swim in. It also offers unique play equipment in a fully fenced playground!
Scarborough Beach Park – The Fun
Scarborough Beach Park is a fully fenced and partly shaded playground made up of two play areas – Railway Place and Pirate Place, complete with themed playground equipment. There is also Cotton Tree Forest, within the fenced play area, which is full of gnarled cottonwood trees that offer exciting climbing opportunities for Brisbane Kids. This feature takes up a a large portion of the play area and makes this park truly special.
Railway Place features shelter sheds and picnic tables, a sand-based play area with permanent sand tables and toys, a stationary train with a track running throughout the play space, a climbing net, swings, balancing equipment and more.
Pirate Place has a boat fort, sheltered area, seesaw and Cotton Tree Forest. Outside the fenced area are sheltered picnic tables and barbecues which all look over the glorious Scarborough beach. Pack the buckets, spades, towels and swimmers as your Brisbane Kids will be begging you for some seaside action.
You may also like to pack the bikes and scooters as there are kilometres of seaside tracks to follow in both directions from the playground. To the left of the playground (when facing the sea) is a basketball half court and a rock climbing structure (this area is not shaded). Take a short walk to the right of the playground and there is an over-sized chess board in the park.
Across the road from the playground is a strip of delightful cafes, all with stunning views over the waters of Moreton Bay. Enjoy a takeaway coffee in the park or an easy meal of fish and chips with your Brisbane Kids.
The trees, the trees! There is an “old world” feel about the Cotton Tree Forest that will activate your children’s imaginations and turn them into tree folk! When they tire of that, they may be pirates, treasure hunters, train drivers – the possibilities are endless.
Dotted along the Scarborough foreshore are beautiful Norfolk Pine trees. Take a closer look at one situated near the playground and you will see a whimsical door that has been installed by a mystery artist – locals say it’s where Gollum (a character from Lord of the Rings) resides… Who knew middle earth was right here in Scarborough?
This park is on flat ground but does not offer anything specific for special needs. However, given that it is fenced and by the sea it is a wonderful place for children with sensory issues and runners can be contained! There is also a flat path leading into the playground.
Scarborough Beach Park – The Facts
- Fenced playground with themed play areas.
- Sand, rubber mat and chip bark base.
- Jumping Pillow
- Several shelters, picnic tables and electric barbecues.
- On and off street parking.
- Toilets, bins, taps and water fountains.
- Overlooking the ocean, opportunities for sand and water play.
- Bike paths.
- Close to cafes and takeaway food options.
- Suits toddlers and bigger kids.
- Basketball half court and rock climbing structure.
For more playgrounds with climbing trees, check out our list of the best kids’ climbing trees in Brisbane.
Scarborough Beach Park is located on Landsborough Drive at Scarborough.
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