Sun, sand and plentiful play equipment make for a fun combination at Scarborough Beach playground. There is a large rock climbing wall and set of built-in drums for variety, as well as all the usual slides and swings.
The playground is under shade sails although there are gaps in the coverage. One little explorer sported a fetching combination of sun hat and tiara on our recent visit.
The playground - which is unfenced - has a lovely view of the water and benefits from the sea breeze. There are public toilets, barbeques and picnic tables nearby, as well as a row of restaurants across the road for coffee and/or snacks.
Before our playground session, we visited Café Del Pescatore across the road for breakfast. The coffee was good, service unexceptional and breakfasts well-cooked - but let down by toast made from mediocre bread.