INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Guide to Paradise Point Parklands.
There’s a couple of cool pieces of playground equipment at the Paradise Point Parklands that we’ve not seen anywhere else!
Paradise Point Parklands has a old-school miniature Pony Carousel ride!
These things are the number one reason to visit the Paradise Point park with the kids. They’ll have a blast!
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Paradise Point Playground
The northern end of the Gold Coast is unlike the rest of the coast.
It’s chilled and laid back, and reminds me of the Gold Coast we loved when we first lived here.
The Paradise Point Parklands is a gigantic open-field of space for kids to run around, ride bikes and scooters, and play.
Kick a ball, or watch the boats sail by.
Paradise Point Esplanade Park
The Paradise Point Parklands play equipment includes:
- the CUTEST old-school pony carousel roundabout
- a bright orange climbing net structure
- fort cubby and slides
- a semi-circular monkey bar contraption that moves!
Spider Web swing
- a free standing bucket swing
- toddler rockers
- a multi-person seesaw, and a regular seesaw
- rows of swings, including an accessible swing
Ship Themed Playground Paradise Point
To one side, there’s ship-themed playground.
Boat themed fun!
At the rear of the fort, find multiple slides, tunnels and stairs to climb.
Plus a wobbly bridge!
MORE Things to Do at Paradise Point Parklands
The Paradise Point Parklands will keep kids busy for hours.
Make a day of it.
There’s BIG undercover picnic areas with multiple tables and free BBQs, a boat ramp, and fitness equipment too.
No.1: Paradise Point Beach Gold Coast
Bring your swimmers.
There’s a well maintained, netted swimming area in front of the parklands, complete with life guard, and a jetty.
No.2: Sailing for Kids at Paradise Point Park
When facing the water, walk to your right and across the road that leads into Ephraim Island, and you’ll find the Runaway Bay Yacht Club Junior Training Facility.
This place offers regular sailing lessons for kids.
No.3: Where to eat in Paradise Point
The Paradise Points shops include:
- fish and chip takeaway joint
- a chemist, and
- a supermarket, all within a 200 metre casual stroll.
Plus, lots of coffee options.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Paradise Point Parklands
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Address: Paradise Point Parklands is on The Esplanade, Paradise Point, QLD 4216
Telephone: Council – 1300 465 326
Website: Click here
Opening Hours: Dawn to dusk
Entry Fees: Free
How to get to Paradise Point Parklands
By G link and Bus:
- Catch the G-link to Southport station.
- Walk 2 minutes to the Southport Bus station.
- Catch the route 711 or 719 to Bayview St, near Falkinder street opposite the park.
- From Surfers Paradise, drive north on the Gold Coast Highway (state route 2), then along Marine Parade through Southport, and onto Bayview Street through Hollywell.
- At the roundabout, continue straight onto the Esplanade and the park is on your right.
- Click here for google map directions from your location
Paradise Point Parklands parking
Lots of street parking in front of the Paradise Point playground.
Where is Paradise Point?
Facilities at Paradise Point Park
Toilets: Refurbished amenities block including baby change table. Showers also.
Disability access: Yes, flat pathways all around, and some suitable play equipment
Closest ATM: Westpac at 12 Falkinder St, or Bendigo Bank at 42 The Esplanade Paradise Point.
Shade: Playground is partially under trees. Shade sails over boat playground. Picnic tables are under cover.
Enclosed: Not gated. 20 metres from the road.
Ground cover: Sand under boat playground, bark in other areas, concrete pathways, grassy field
Food options: BYO bbq or picnic. A number of cafes are two minutes walk away, located directly across the road.
Picnic tables: Yes
Electric BBQs: Yes
Water Bubblers/fountains: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: Yes, an abundance of pathways run up and down the esplanade for adventures.
Dogs: Yes, off leash area.
Toadstool Rating: Paradise Playground
One of the best playgrounds in the area.
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