Fairlight Beach - Sydney

Fairlight Beach is located off Lauderdale Avenue in Fairlight and about a 15 minutes walk from Manly Wharf. 

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The Fairlight beach is a small beach with shelly sand which has a large rock and concrete pool and small wading pool. There is no shark netted area however the water off the beach stays shallow for some distance.

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There is no shade on the beach so it's best to bring a shaded tent for the little ones or an umbrella. 

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It is a popular spot for snorkelers and divers, locals and visitors. There is apparently plenty of fish to be found in shallow waters off the beach or a bit further out where the beach suddenly drops off after some distance.

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There are showers and toilets onsite near the beach. Parking is limited near the beach spot but you can park off Woods Parade like we did and take a walk down to the beach. 

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Tips:

  • Bring sunscreen and a hat for your little ones
  • Bring some swimming gear and towels
  • Bring some sand castle gear
  • Bring some chairs and a picnic blanket
  • Bring a beach umbrella
  • Bring a shade tent if you have one as there is no shade available
  • Bring a picnic, snacks and water bottles

This beach and playground has:

  • Accessible public toilets
  • Rock pools
  • Accessible Permit or Paying parking area
  • Seating, tables, benches
  • Shower on the beach near the toilets

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