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Jim Finlay Park

This leafy park is located along Endeavour Esplanade, north of nearby Endeavour Park.

It has a climbing frame and sand play area, accessible car parks, clear routes of travel and signage, picnic shelters, tables and chairs, and BBQs.

Like many of the parks and rest areas along the Scarborough Foreshore, Jim Finlay Park offers views of Moreton Bay and the Moreton Bay Marine Park.

If you are travelling along the foreshore accessible pathway, this is a great spot to take a rest, enjoy a BBQ, and relax in one of the shaded picnic shelters.

Continue around the Point and you will discover even more sightseeing spots, cafés and parks. Pack your hat and sunscreen, and you can refill your water bottle at stops along the way.

Park benches, water fountains, and street lighting are dotted right along the main stretch at Scarborough for your comfort and convenience.

Explore and discover the seaside

Dolphins, dugongs, and whales (migrating between June to October) are known to frequent the waters of Moreton Bay and the marine park. Keep an eye out for these incredible animals, as well as local birdlife. Visibility across the water is good from both a seated and standing position, with room for wheelchairs and walkers to navigate and turn around.

Nearby venues/Food & drink:

The below venues are located within a short driving distance of Jim Finlay Park.

Castaway Koala Café (13 Thurecht Parade, Scarborough)

Sea Salt & Vine (Reef Point Esplanade, Scarborough)

Moreton Bay Boat Club (Bird O’Passage Parade)

Morgan’s Seafood (Bird O’Passage Parade)

Tempest Seafood Restaurant and Teppanyaki Grill (Boat Harbour, Bird O’Passage Parade)

Bay Boats (439 Scarborough Road)

Accessible facilities:

  • Accessible carpark located safely off the main road
  • Continuous, sealed pathway with lots of signage (follow the signs for the Cycleway)
  • Shaded picnic shelter and BBQ facilities
  • Water fountain
  • Rubbish bins

Sensory Considerations


  • Grassed picnic areas
  • Trees and plants
  • Concrete pathway
  • Small playground with equipment


  • Water views of Moreton Bay and the Moreton Bay Marine Park
  • Boats, jet skis, windsurfing, and other water sports
  • Birds, small native animals, marine life


  • Sounds of the ocean: moving water, waves, and gentle lapping against the shore
  • Bird calls, including shorebirds such as seagulls and pelicans
  • Some residential road noise, as the park is situated alongside Endeavour Esplanade

NOTE: Some of the grassed areas along Endeavour Esplanade are bookable through Council for private events. This may impact parking availability and increase pedestrian traffic. This should be taken into consideration for those sensitive to crowds and noise.


Endeavour Esplanade, Scarborough

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