Manly to Spit Bridge Walk
Along the way
Take a detour to see the Aboriginal rock engravings at Grotto Point Lighthouse; you'll find the views here and at the Arabanoo Lookout truly spectacular. During whale-watching season from May to November, you may be lucky enough to spot the mammals passing by.
Manly to Spit Bridge Coastal Walk
Sydney's beaches, bays and inlets and cliff tops are some of Australia's most beautiful and environmentally-diverse natural attractions. A great way to explore the harbour is on the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk.
The 10 km walk is well sign-posted and takes around 3-4 hours to complete it, depending on your fitness level. If you'd rather do just a section, it's easy to dip in and out of the walk.
Beginning at the Spit Bridge end, the walk meanders around the shoreline to Fisher Bay, Sandy Bay and Clontarf Beach before entering Sydney Harbour National Park at Castle Rock. You then head past Middle Head, heading towards Manly via Dobroyd Head. Take a break here to soak up views of the harbour.
Look out for Reef Beach and Forty Baskets Beach, both perfect for a quick dip in the clear waters of Sydney Harbour before you arrive in Manly. Catch the ferry back to the city.
Mona Vale is effectively two separate beaches separated by a broad ocean rock platform. Waves that roll in along the southern edge of the platform surge into a gully that allows them to break smoothly...www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches/beach_locations/mona_vale_beach
Coogee Beach is a great beach with calm surf and is family-friendly. The promenade area has restored historic buildings and nurtured parklands.
Most of the facilities are located at mid-beach...
Newport faces due east so is open to swell coming from any direction. A jumble of rocks 250 metres south of the north headland known as The Peak shapes two separate breaks that attract a highly skille...www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches/beach_locations/newport_beach
Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire on Sydney's southern coast, is the only Sydney beach that can be reached by train, meaning you can visit without the headache of finding a carpark.
Bradleys Head is another place where military history and stunning landscapes combine to offer a complete harbour experience.
Just next to Taronga Zoo, the convict-built battery at Bradley's ...