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Top 10 Beach Playgrounds In Melbourne

Top 10 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!

best beach playgrounds melbourne

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  1. Logan Reserve + Altona Beach

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

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

Carrum Beach Playground, 15 Old Post Office Lane, Carrum Beach Foreshore, Carrum

Love the stylish decor of this the nautical themed playground at Carrum Beach foreshore.

3. Peter Scullin Reserve + Mordialloc Beach

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

4. Frankston Beach foreshore playground

Frankston Regional Foreshore Playground, Frankston Waterfront Reserve, Pier Promenade, Frankston

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

Price Reserve Werribee

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 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.

7. Plum Garland Memorial Playground + Albert Park Beach / South Melbourne Beach

plum garland 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. 

8. Regatta Beach playground

regatta park

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.

9. Chelsea Beach playground

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

10. North Road Foreshore Playground

north roadd 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

Eastern Beach Reserve, 95 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong

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.

Click here for more places to go with kids with free water play. 

Where is your favourite beach playground in Melbourne?

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

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

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