1. Shelly Beach, Manly
Scenic lookouts, BBQ & picnic facilities, bushland and swimming beach, shade trees, and toilets."Le Kiosk" Restaurant and kiosk complex is at the Western side of the beach. Boat ramp in the North Western corner of the reserve.
Location: Via Bower St or Marine Parade from Bower Lane, Manly
2. Little Manly Point Park
A great day out for families, you can swim at Little Manly Beach, fish, enjoy a BBQ, play a game of cricket and ride around on the scooter/ bike trails. You can swim at Little Manly Beach, play on the children’s playground, go fishing off the point, enjoy a BBQ or a picnic, there is lots of grassy areas and footpath for riding scooters, bikes or roller blading.
Location: Stuart Street, Manly
3. Lagoon Park
This large area is right next to Manly Lagoon and is perfect if you want to enjoy a more quiet scene, even though it is close to Queenscliff Bridge. One of Sydney’s best 0-5 year fully fenced playgrounds, The park has a pathway, so children can ride their bikes and scooters.
Location: Cameron Avenue, Manly
4. North Steyne Beachfront
The perfect place to relax and to watch the crashing of the beach waves. A lot of grass area which is ideal to set up a picnic blanket and is just a few steps from the sand if you want to go for a nice walk along the beach. Also has a large playground for 4-10 year olds.
Location: Corner of Pine St and Manly Beach front, Manly
5. West Esplanade Park
A smaller version of "Manly Beach" but definitely just as exciting. This area features a Harbour beach swimming enclosure with great views and picnic facilities such as toilets, benches and picnic tables. Numerous shops, restaurants & takeaway facilities available close by.
Location: West Esplanade, Manly
6. East Esplanade Park
A large amount of grass area and a great area for larger picnic sizes. Located right next to Manly Wharf with plenty of Harbour views and beach access. This area features the Norfolk Island Pines, swings and picnic facilities.
Location: East Esplanade, Manly
7. Gilbert Park
This park is right off the main road but has a lot of large fig trees to keep it feeling a quiet, secluded and shaded. It features stunning gardens aviary birdcages, bench seats and 2 swings.
Location: Belgrave Street, Manly
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