Carrum Beach is reputed to be one of Melbourne’s best beaches and it’s a particularly family-friendly destination thanks to the excellent Carrum Foreshore playground.
The equipment has a nautical theme, with a cave-like maze housing sea creatures, a central lighthouse complete with telescope for looking across the bay, a rocking Wave Rider boat, a miniature wooden pier – all combined with a giant sand pit!
In addition there is a plastic and wood climbing fort and slide, two swings, a nest swing, a spinning tea cup and two diggers for construction fun.
The playground is partially gated and fenced, with open access from the carpark. Dotted around the perimeter are wooden deckchairs, picnic/BBQ shelters and a water tap. Shade is provided via some tall beach umbrellas but they do not provide much shade depending on the time of day you go.
Carrum Foreshore also includes the Carrum Surf Lifesaving Club building, the Carrum Sailing Club and the boardwalk, while the beach itself is easy to access off the Nepean Highway. It forms the northern tip of a 9km stretch of sand that goes all the way to Frankston.
- suitable for toddlers;
- suitable for older children;
- sand play;
- partially fenced;
- partially shaded;
- picnic area and BBQ;
- water tap;
- public toilets; and
- paid parking in the foreshore carpark.