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10 Best Beach Playgrounds in Melbourne

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!

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Best beach playgrounds Melbourne South / Bayside

1. Maritime Cove playground, Port Melbourne

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.


2. Plum Garland Memorial Playground, Albert Park

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.


3. Carrum Beach foreshore playground, Carrum

I love the stylish decor of this the nautical-themed playground at Carrum Beach foreshore.


4. Victory Park, Chelsea

Chelsea Beach has a cute playground with a castle theme, a small scooter trail and quiet beach with a long strip of shops makes Chelsea Beach a great destination for families.

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5. Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc

Peter Scullin Reserve has a pirate ship theme, is almost fully shaded and with the added bonus of being within walking distance of some of the best fish and chips in Melbourne at Tommy Ruff.

6. North Road Foreshore Playground, Brighton

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.

north roadd playground


7. Frankston Beach foreshore playground, Frankston

Frankston's foreshore playground has a unique magical castle theme and is well shaded by trees, turrets and shade sails.

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8. Logan Reserve, Altona

Stunning, serene and expansive, Altona Beach is my favourite beach in Melbourne and there's a medium size playground at Logan Reserve.

Altona Beach, Logan Reserve and Norfolk cafe, 139 The Esplanade, Altona

9. Price Reserve, Werribee South

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.

10. Regatta Beach, Point Cook

Regatta Beach is the location on a quiet, toddler friendly, playground tucked around suburbia. Note that there's no swimming at Regatta Beach but you can dip your feet in.

11. 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.


Eastern Beach Reserve, 95 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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