About The Area
Scarborough is a residential suburb of the Moreton Bay Region at the northernmost end of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 30 kilometres north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. Officially established on 27 March 1971 the suburb used to act as a gateway to Moreton Island via the Combie Trader barge, but this service was recently sold.
The suburb is known for its thriving seafood industry centred upon the Scarborough Boat Harbour. Scarborough Beach is one of a number of sandy beaches along its eastern coastline, with its Scarborough Beach Park awarded the "Queensland's Friendliest Beach" in 2003 and "Australia's Friendliest Beach" in 2004.
The main street of Scarborough, Landsborough Avenue, is a popular location for families and day visitors from Brisbane with numerous cafés. Part of the reason for its popularity is its overlooking views to Moreton Island across Moreton Bay, and quieter ambience compared to the Redcliffe central business district. Children enjoy the themed playground and its large cottonwood trees.
The point of Scarborough is home to Scarborough Marina and Scarborough Holiday Village, while further around the bay is Newport Marina.