Summer is here and the weather is warm so why not make the most of the stunning water all around Sydney’s Northern Beaches?
Whether you’re in North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, you’re never far from numerous bodies of water and all sorts of fun activities.
Water sports in Sydney are always popular, and there are also always plenty of water-related activities for kids.
Let’s take a look at some of the many awesome opportunities to get out on the water this summer.
Things to do this summer on the Northern Beaches
– Kayak around Scotland Island:
What better way to experience the calm still waters of Pittwater than to hire a Kayak and paddle around the famous Scotland Island? Paddlecraft Kayaks offer full-day and half-day tours around the waters of Pittwater. With your choice of sit-in or sit-on kayaks, why not get out on the water this summer?
You don’t have to take a full trip around the island… if you have younger children, aim to leave early when the water is calm and just paddle to the ‘turnback’ (which is the point where you stop, turn around and head back).
– Kayak around Narrabeen Lagoon:
A little further south, you can explore the stunning Narrabeen Lagoon with Prokayaks. Hire a kayak or take a guided tour and the beauty of the iconic lagoon. Prokayaks even offer tuition for the novice, so book now for a summer adventure.
– Paddleboard with a difference
If you want to try something a little different, you can hire an innovative new style or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) at Narrabeen with Sunlark. The Mirage Eclipse SUP that Sunlark hires out is like using an elliptical on the water. Powered by elliptical-style treads with adjustable resistance and steered by an upright aluminium handlebar for ease of stability, the Mirage Eclipse is the easiest way for a newbie to paddleboard on Narrabeen Lagoon.
– Aquabatics Water Circuit
Prokayaks also have one of the more exciting water sport activities for kids coming this summer. For the duration of the summer school holidays, Prokayaks will also be running the Aquabatics Water Circuit on Narrabeen Lagoon.
The Aquabatics Water Circuit is a floating inflatable water park and obstacle course for kids from 4 to 12 to bounce on, leap off and generally have a great time in the water. Sessions last one hour with a ten-minute safety briefing and cost $20 per child per session. Get ahead of the crowd and book today.
– Get underwater
Above the water isn’t the only place to enjoy the ocean around the Northern Beaches. Dive Spear Sport in Mona Vale teaches intrepid swimmers to go below the water with professional SCUBA classes. Join as a beginner or boost your skills with a more advanced course.
– Chix Surf School
Chix Surf School is Sydney’s only all-girl surf academy. With locations in Freshwater, Mona Vale, Palm Beach, Curl Curl, and Warriewood, Chix is dedicated to helping women of all ages to reconnect with the water and themselves by learning the art of surfing.
– Manly Surf School
For mixed-gender surf lessons, Manly Surf School has locations in Manly, Collaroy, Long Reef, Palm Beach, and Narrabeen. Adult and kid group lessons are available as well as school programs and private lessons. You can even buy gift vouchers so that you can give the gift of surfing to a loved one this Christmas.
– Head to the beach
With 35 ocean beaches from Manly to Palm Beach, there is no reason not to simply enjoy a day at the beach. Many beaches along the stretch also have cafes and restaurants nearby, meaning you can leave the beach for a coffee, a snack, or a fulfilling lunch. Whether it’s Ruby’s at the Beach in Mona Vale, Cabana Beach Kiosk in Narrabeen, or Sunrise Cafe in Warriewood, there will always be good food somewhere nearby.
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