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Pirate Park, Palm Beach

Pirate Park at Palm Beach has long been a family favourite. Located within the Palm Beach Parklands, right on Currumbin Creek, you can easily spend the day here so be sure to pack the swimmers, a picnic blanket and a change of clothes!

Undergoing a $1.4m upgrade in 2022, the new Pirate Park is modern, engaging and catering for all ages. While best suited for ages 5 and over, younger ones haven’t been forgotten and there is definitely enough to go around for everyone. Highlights include the numerous climbing elements, as well as plenty of opportunities for imaginative play.

Built to resemble a Pirate Ship, children can play over, on, around and under the main ship hull. Hugely popular with little ones were the interactive panels and ropes to swing from under the hull. Big kids will love to cross the rope bridges, climb the rope ladders and take on the mega slide! They can also walk the plank, fly on the flying fox, and pretend to fire the cannons.

Scattered around the pirate ship are other smaller play pieces including swings, spinning orb, miniature boats, cannons, treasure chests and a rope hammock. These are great for younger children and are on the soft fall rather than sand base. If you do venture down into the sand, be sure to get digging around the treasure chests – bones have been found! There is also a small slide set for younger children (although it’s quite steep still!).

The Pirate Park playground is partially fenced, being that there are no gates so the access points are open. There are toilets on site, plenty of seating and a few gazebos too. Dune Cafe is nearby so you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat, and during the warm months a swim in Currumbin Creek is essential too.

Need to know:

  • Address: 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
  • Facilities: toilets, partially fenced, on site cafe, soft fall and sand base, picnic shelters