Scarborough is a great place to get out and about to explore this gorgeous town located on the Redcliffe Peninsula surrounded by the pristine waters of Moreton Bay.
Scarborough Beach Parklands
Directly opposite Scarborough Beach Resort are the beachfront parklands on Scarborough Beach. 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 kiddies.
Walking & Biking Pathways
Ride a bike or take a walk / run from Scarborough to Newport. This 8km route winds around the top of Redcliffe Peninsula through Casuarina and Cotton Tree lined parks, along the waterfront, to the canals of Newport.
Along the path you’ll enjoy sections of shade provided by trees including Norfolk Pines. You will also take in views across the waters of Deception Bay to the southern end of Bribie Island, and overlooking Scarborough Boat Harbour, as well as distant glimpses of the Glass House Mountains.
Scarborough Cafes & Restaurants
If you are looking for somewhere to dine or just grab a coffee and a quick snack there are plenty of restaurants and cafes within walking distance to the resort. Try these for starters:
- Brad’s Burger Bar & Breakfast (about 2 doors down)
- Cafe 3eightnine (underneath)
- Pines Bar & Restaurant (also underneath)
- Sugar Deli
- Bazil & Co
- The Shack Cafe
- Silverlake Chinese
- Valori Espresso
- FinFresh Restaurant
- Sweet Swirls Cafe
- Baan Phaya Thai
- Enchiladas Mexican Cantina
- Zesty’s Bar & Cafe
Further around the peninsula in Bird ‘O Passage Parade near the Boat Harbour you will find another couple of great places to eat:
- Sea Salt & Vine
- Tempest Seafood Restaurant
- Moreton Bay Boat Club
Shopping & Services
There are plenty of shops and services within a short distance to Scarborough Beach Resort, such as:
- Shoes by Scarborough
- Earth Gifts by the Sea (& Cafe)
- Tabitha’s Boutique
- Friendly Grocer (convenience store good for picking up supplies for self-contained apartment)
- Scarborough Village Surgery (medical)
- Rustic Blend Hair Studio
- Peninsula Laundries
- Devine Serenity Day Spa
- Yoga Emporium
- Scarborough Beach Pharmacy
- Australia Post Shop
Is it any wonder that Scarborough is an extremely popular place with holidaymakers and visitors alike with such a idyllic location and great facilities.