Scarborough, Queensland

Scarborough, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place
type = suburb
name = Scarborough
state = qld

pop =
area =
est = 27 March 1971
region = South East Queensland
lga = Moreton Bay Regional Council
propval = $479,000 (includes part of the new suburb of Newport) [cite news | title = Property (liftout) | work = Real Estate Institute of Queensland median house prices | publisher = The Sunday Mail | date = 2008-09-07 ]
postcode = 4020
stategov = Redcliffe
fedgov = Petrie
near-nw = "Deception Bay"
near-n = "Deception Bay"
near-ne = "Moreton Bay"
near-e = "Moreton Bay"
near-w = "Deception Bay"
near-sw = Newport
near-s = Redcliffe
near-se = "Moreton Bay"
dist1 = 30
dir1 = NNE
location1= Brisbane CBD
dist2 = 2.4
dir2 = NNW
location2= Redcliffe CBD

Scarborough is a residential suburb of the Moreton Bay Regional Council at the northernmost of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately km to mi|num=30|abbr=no|spell=Commonwealth|precision=0|wiki=yes north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. Established on 27 March 1971, [cite web | publisher = Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water | title = Scarborough | work = Place Names Online Search | url = | accessdate = 2008-08-24 ] the suburb acts as a gateway to Moreton Island via the Combie Trader barge service.

Attractions and features

The suburb is known primarily for Morgans, a very popular seafood restaurant, and its thriving seafood industry at 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 [cite web | publisher = Redcliffe City Council | title = Must-see Attractions | work = Redcliffe Tourism | date = | url = | format = HTML | accessdate = 2007-07-27 ] 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.


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 more than 860 enrollments, [cite web | publisher = Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and the Arts | title = Scarborough State School (SS) : Primary Enrolments | work = Schools Directory | date = | url = | format = HTML | accessdate = 2007-07-27 ] and Southern Cross Catholic College's Scarborough Primary campus, and De La Salle (years 8-10) and Frawley College (years 11 and 12) senior campuses. Part of the Frawley College campus has been converted into an Australian Technical College.



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