The Northern Beaches peninsula viewed from Fairy Bower in Manly

The northern beaches Sydney

Your outdoor playground

Looking for fun things to do in Sydney? Head north and discover the natural beauty of the northern beaches Sydney. With bush and beach from Manly to Palm Beach, the northern beaches  offers so much to see and do. And the best part is, it’s free (just add parking fees)!

It might be just 15km north of Sydney, but the northern beaches peninsula feels a world away and is a must-visit destination any time of year if you love the great outdoors.

Places to play on the northern beaches

Northern beaches Sydney - pelicans at Fisherman's beach
Pelicans greeting visitors to Fishermans Beach

Follow my blog and discover fun things to do on the northern beaches Sydney. I will tell you the best places to:

  • swim
  • surf
  • snorkel
  • kayak
  • walk
  • cycle/moutnain bike
  • have a picnic and
  • frolic in nature

You’ll find my blog on the northern beaches, Sydney a useful tool to enjoy the great outdoors and do the things you love, regardless if you’re a:

• Sydney-sider looking for a day trip with the family
• overseas or interstate traveller wanting to squeeze in as much as possible during their Sydney stay
• a local looking for activities to get the kids outdoors and off devices (not convinced you can motivate your kids to go on a bushwalk? Read my tips on Outdoor Kids for inspiration).

Weekend explorer

Northern beaches Sydney - trees reflecting in Narrabeen Lagoon
Narrabeen Lagoon, a place for reflecting

I’ve lived on Sydney’s Northern Beaches for nearly 20 years and every day I feel lucky to call this place my home.

On weekends my family and I love exploring this beautiful part of the world and discovering pockets of the peninsula we haven’t been before, or revisiting places we love.

So with my grass roots knowledge and love of the great outdoors, I hope this blog will tempt you to get out in nature and fall in love with Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Read my posts under Destinations on the sidebar (or at the bottom of the page if looking on a phone) and let me know in the Comments section if the post has enticed you to visit.

Find out more about the aim of Northern Beaches Discovery.

Getting to northern beaches, Sydney

Ferry, bus, car. Depending on where on Sydney’s Northern Beaches you want to visit will depend on the mode of transport you take.

Read my tips on Getting here.