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HOT: Carrum Beach Playground, Carrum

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 Beach playground.

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

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

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

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

The equipment in the Carrum foreshore playground 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!

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

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.

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

Carrum Beach park 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.


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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.

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

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”thon-hot-tips-panel”] Tips for Carrum Beach playground:

  • 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.

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About Joyce Watts

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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