Quarantine Beach is named after the old Quarantine Station which operated from 1828-1984, and was the first port of call for all quarantined ships and their passengers. Today it is part of the Sydney Harbour National Park. You can swim, snorkel, kayak, bush walk or simply relax on the quiet beach. It is a perfect place to bring the family and experience the refreshing, restorative beauty of the Australian bush and the salt sea air. Most people come by boat, as you can land on the beach which is 200 m long, faces northwest into North Harbour, and is hemmed in by rocks at each end, together with a seawall and wharf at the southern end. Its buildings are used for conferences and guided tours are conducted at the Station. For information about Quarantine Station tours contact the Manly Visitor Information Centre on (02) 9976 1430. If you are looking for lunch or dinner, the Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar specialises in fresh, modern Australian cuisine, sourcing fresh, local produce by partnering with independent farmers from across the state. The restaurant is housed in the original boiler house building. For those wanting a more relaxed dining experience, Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar’s Outdoor Terrace provides less formal lunch and dinner options, overlooking beautiful Quarantine Beach.