So the beach isn’t the best for young children, however the excellent fenced playground is really good, ideal for children aged five and under.
Maroubra Beach Playground
Arthur Byrne Reserve, Marine Parade, Maroubra 2033
Maroubra Beach info on Randwick Council website: click here
Pirate dressups are the ideal look for the nautical theme of this terrific playground.
There are two large ship play structures and most of the other equipment has a wood and rope ‘rigging’ feel to it.
There is a big climbing frame, a wobbly bridge, a surfboard rocker, spicas and a wooden bridge. Benches are dotted around the edge and there is some grass for picnic rugs.
The playground has a good rubber softfall and a lovely open feel.
The reserve around the playground is large with BBQs, and plenty of places to ride a bike or trike.
For the older brothers and sisters there is a big skate park near the playground.
NB Maroubra beach, at 1km the longest of the Eastern Suburbs beaches, is characterised by strong rips. There are two Surf Life Saving Clubs on the beach, however, this is NOT a great beach for young kids.
There is no rock pool on the beach itself but further north at Jack Vanny Memorial park is Mahon Pool. You can see lots of photos of that at Google Images: I haven’t visited – YET!
Nearest takeaway coffee: Cafe in pavilion beside playground
Toilets: In pavilion
Shade: Huge shadecloth sails give heaps of shade.
Mum’s report: Brisk sea breezes help to clear the heads of sleep-deprived, toddler-befuddled parents.
Extra: Skate park for older children is a short stroll away. Website here. Maroubra promenade is lovely to stroll or bike along.
Map reference: Gregory’s 407 13G, Sydway 318 M12, UBD 277 G12 See map below
Parking: Free carpark beside playground.
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Read about more fenced Eastern Suburbs playground here.
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