At the tip of Redcliffe Peninsula, Scarborough is as picturesque as they come. Bordered by beautiful Moreton Bay, Scarborough is a popular day trip destination with a strong boating culture, thriving seafood industry and plenty of space to roam. But there is more to this seaside village with many choosing to lay down roots, thanks in part to the laidback coastal lifestyle and being within easy reach of Brisbane city.
Many seafaring adventures launch from Scarborough Boat Harbour, be it a leisurely cruise, a fishing charter or ferry services that take you across to Moreton Island. The seafood industry has long been a dominant fixture here, and the seafood eateries, restaurants and takeaway joints along Landsborough Avenue and around Scarborough Marina are a testament to that, with many travelling to Scarborough for the day to get a taste of the finger-licking goodness.
Scarborough is also a haven for growing families – foreshore parks with fenced in playgrounds, sports playing fields and a beach that was once named ‘Australia’s Friendliest Beach’. Then there is the line-up of schools on the Redcliffe Peninsula that caters to local demand.
The village along Landsborough Avenue is intimate with many establishments taking advantage of alfresco seating, but if you’re after greater variety, you only need to wander down to neighbouring Redcliffe. Away from the harbour, family homes line levelled streets, some weatherboard, others rendered brick, but most boast yards that are fit for leisurely weekend barbeques. Although weekenders love to pop in for a visit, for the lucky few, Scarborough is a place to call home.