Scarborough is a coastal residential suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. Scarborough is at the northernmost of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia.
The suburb is known for its thriving seafood industry centred upon the Scarborough Boat Harbour. Scarborough Beach is one of a number of sandy beaches along its eastern coastline, with its Scarborough Beach Park awarded the “Queensland’s Friendliest Beach” in 2003 and “Australia’s Friendliest Beach” in 2004.
The main street of Scarborough, Landsborough Avenue, is a popular location for families and day visitors from Brisbane with numerous cafés. Part of the reason for its popularity is its overlooking views to Moreton Island across Moreton Bay, and quieter ambience compared to the Redcliffe central business district. Children enjoy the themed playground and its large cottonwood trees.
The point of Scarborough is home to Scarborough Marina and Scarborough Holiday Village, while further around the bay is Newport Marina.
Educational institutions within the suburb of Scarborough are Scarborough State School with an enrolment of more than 860, Southern Cross Catholic College’s Scarborough primary (prep to 6), and De La Salle campuses(years 7 to 12). Part of the De La Salle campus has been converted into the Australian Technical College .