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Kayaking on the Northern Beaches
Image courtesy of Manly Kayak Centre

We’ll share these secret spots with you if you promise not to tell anyone else! Read on to discover the best way to explore some of the Northern Beaches most secluded beaches. Bring your own kayak, hire one or join a tour where knowledgeable and energetic guides will teach you the basics of kayaking before you set off. These locations are only accessible by boat or kayak.

Store Beach

One of Sydney’s hidden treasures, Store Beach is only accessible by water and is a wonderful little getaway for those with an adventurous spirit. Store Beach is part of the North Head Sanctuary, an area steeped in ancient Aboriginal and colonial history. Thanks to its remote location and pristine conditions, this beach even sometimes plays host to our cute Fairy Penguin friends.

Reef Beach

This picturesque beach at Dobroyd Head, across the bay from Manly, has scenic harbour views and brims with Aboriginal and historic significance of Sydney Harbour National Park. At low tide, you might be able to spot some Aboriginal carvings in the rocks and you are sure to want to dive in for a refreshing swim at this lovely spot. After exploring the beach, take in the scenic view from the  nearby Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head.

Collins Flat Beach

Boast to your friends that you have discovered the only beachside waterfall in Sydney! This secluded spot isn’t far from the hustle and bustle of Manly, but feels a million miles from all your worries. There is a large beach area, so even on a busy day there is enough space to find a tucked away spot to enjoy your picnic.

 Resolute Beach

If you are interested in spending the day on Pittwater, enjoy a 3-hour long paddle from Church Point to Resolute Beach. The only other way to get to this stunning view is a 3 km walk from West Head. Park your kayaks and enjoy a stunning hike to experience some of the best views of Pittwater.

Morning Bay

Morning Bay, formerly known as Towler’s Bay is a secluded beach tucked away in the Ku-Ring- Gai National Park. You can kayak there in one hour from Church Point or jump on a ferry and rent a kayak when you arrive. The lookout track at the end of the bay is definitely worth doing, whilst it is a steep walk, the views up and down Pittwater are incredible.