Scarborough’s Sunset Markets tipped to bring people back to the beach this summer


Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen, Coco Cabana’s Reece Beazley and Canarian Cuisine’s Francisco Bulido get excited for the Sunset Markets, to be held at Scarborough this year. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen, Coco Cabana’s Reece Beazley and Canarian Cuisine’s Francisco Bulido get excited for the Sunset Markets, to be held at Scarborough this year. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

TWILIGHT markets are launching in December in a bid to encourage visitors back to Scarborough Beach.

The Scarborough Beach Association is hosting the weekly Scarborough Sunset Markets from December 14, thanks to funding from the City of Stirling.

The events will run at the amphitheatre on Thursday nights and feature stalls, live music, art, food and drinks in front of a beach backdrop.

Association chairman Wayne Bowen said the markets were part of the group’s action plan to entice people back to the area as the Scarborough redevelopment nears completion.

“The weekly markets aim to bring social vibrancy, tourism and economic stimulation back to the Scarborough Beach community, revitalise the beachfront and create an iconic annual event that is famous for its sunsets and community spirit,” he said.

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority chief executive Kieran Kinsella said the foreshore area was taking shape as part of the $100 million redevelopment project and believed the markets would draw visitors and residents back.

“The markets will provide an opportunity each week to meet friends, enjoy the sunset and celebrate the new Scarborough,” he said.

The City is contributing $25,000 to the series from its cultural development fund.

The first market is set to kick off on December 14 from 5pm to 10pm and will run until March.