Postcode: 4020 | Location: 41 km to brisbane cbd
Local Government Authority
41km north of Brisbane CBD
Prestige property, canals and beachfront living, boat harbour, schools.
While it may be best known for Morgans Seafood Restaurant, Scarborough has a lot more to offer than just good food. With its sandy beaches, scenic bikeways and breathtaking scenery, it's fast becoming a popular destination for tourists, investors and home buyers alike. The suburb is home to large houses with private jetties in canal developments. You will also find sea views from many of the homes located on Scarborough's leafy streets. Scarborough's fishing harbour is the gateway to Moreton Island. The area is also spoilt with a plethora of parks, recreation facilities and cafes on offer.
The City of Redcliffe was Queensland's first settlement set amid Moreton, Bramble and Deception Bays and is now home to over 50,000 residents. One of Redcliffe's most historic and celebrated foreshore areas, Suttons Beach, underwent a $2.4 million transformation in the later years of the twentieth century, which resulted in a 1.5km re-landscaped recreational area. In addition, the reconstruction of the Redcliffe jetty and streetscape works on Landsborough Ave add to the charm and beauty of this small seaside town. The mix of old and new continues to make the area inviting to locals and visitors alike.
As the most northerly point of the Redcliffe Peninsula, Scarborough is well placed between the Sunshine Coast (1 hour 15 minutes north) and Brisbane (1 hour south). Both are accessible via the Bruce Highway and the Gateway Arterial Road to the Port of Brisbane and the Brisbane domestic and international airports. The suburb has a diverse range of both public and private business activities including tourism, manufacturing and light industry, retail and the fishing and seafood industry. The Redcliffe City Council has made a strong commitment to economic growth with recent initiatives including the construction of a new library and art gallery and the redevelopment of the Redcliffe hospital. The main commercial element is retail trade with most local residents commuting to Brisbane for work. Families are well catered for with several primary, high and special schools in the Redcliffe shire. Those undertaking tertiary education have access to a TAFE campus on Klinger Road.
Officially established on 27 March 1971, the suburb used to act as a gateway to Moreton Island via the Combie Trader barge service, but was recently sold.
Attractions and features
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 and the Scarborough Hotel. 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. The point of Scarborough is home to Newport and Redcliffe Marina and Scarborough Holiday Village.
Parts of the movie Scooby-Doo were filmed at Queens Beach in Scarborough; the majority of the movie was filmed at Tangalooma Resort at Moreton Island.
Educational institutions within the suburb of Scarborough are Scarborough State School with an enrolment of more than 860, and Southern Cross Catholic College's Scarborough primary campus, and De La Salle (years 8 to 10) and Frawley College (years 11 and 12) senior campuses. Part of the Frawley College campus has been converted into an Australian Technical College, Redcliffe State High school (8 to 12), and a disabled school.