Towns in Australia

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Scarborough QLD


Postcode: 4020

Scarborough is the northernmost suburb of Redcliffe City at the tip of the peninsula in Queensland, Australia. It, along with Rothwell encompasses the locality of Newport.

The suburb is known primarily for Morgans, a very popular seafood restaurant, and its thriving seafood industry.

Scarborough has been awarded the “Queensland’s Friendliest Beach” and “Australia’s Friendliest Beach” in 2004. The main street of the town is situated across from the recipient of the award, Scarborough Beach, a popular location for families, windsurfers and day visitors from Brisbane.

The suburb acts as a gateway to Moreton Island via the Combie Trader barge service.

Scarborough is set on the northernmost point on the Redcliffe Peninsula. It is a magnificent setting on an isthmus that divides Moreton Bay from Deception Bay.

The Endeavour Park Bikeway, which begins at the canal estate that defines Scarborough’s northern border, skirts the entire length of the Deception Bay shoreline. Large breakwaters protect the boat harbour and jetty on the north-eastern tip of the reefed point.

The beaches on the eastern shoreline of the point, Scarborough and Queens, are safe for bathing, while the Redcliffe jetty – at the southern end of Queens South Beach – is a favoured perch for local anglers.