Make the most of summer with my favourite beach playgrounds in Melbourne. It doesn’t get better than sunshine, play equipment and then the beach – really just one giant sandpit!
Logan Reserve + Altona Beach
Stunning, serene and expansive, Altona Beach is my favourite beach in Melbourne and there’s a medium size playground at Logan Reserve.
2. Carrum Beach foreshore playground
Love the stylish decor of this the nautical themed playground at Carrum Beach foreshore.
3. Peter Scullin Reserve + Mordialloc Beach
4. Frankston Beach foreshore playground
Frankston’s foreshore playground has a unique magical castle theme and is well shaded by trees, turrets and shade sails. [Currently being upgraded]
5. Price Reserve + Werribee South Beach
The playground at Price Reserve has been upgraded with new equipment, BBQ shelter and skate park. Across the road is the virtually empty Werribee South beach. Bring your wheels and some footwear – the beach is full of shells so great for fossicking but not great for sandcastles.
6. Maritime Cove playground + Sandridge beach
Maritime Cove is an amazing sprawling adventure playground with water play and all the sand you could ever want. It’s adjacent to Sandridge Beach if you want more water and sand fun.
7. Plum Garland Memorial Playground + Albert Park Beach / South Melbourne Beach
Plum Garland Memorial Playground is an amazing fenced playground with water play and shade sails with the sheltered waters of Port Phillip Bay just outside the gates.
8. Regatta Beach playground
9. Chelsea Beach playground
10. North Road Foreshore Playground
A pirate ship, water play, toilets and cafe! What more could you ask for? North Road Foreshore Playground is a great stop before or after the beach is just a little way along the bike/walking track along the bay.
Eastern Beach playground
A bit further afield but so good it’s worth a day trip! Eastern Beach in Geelong offers a free swimming pool, sea baths, large playground, picnic areas and rides in summer.