North Steyne Beach can be found in the centre of popular Manly Beach in Sydney city. This stretch of sand is one of the best-known in Australia, and it offers incredible views along with shallow waters. Here, you can splash about in the waves, take a leisurely swim along the coast, and hang out in the glorious sunshine.
The beach itself stretches from South Steyne to Queenscliff at the northern end of the beach, and it is easily reached from the promenade and The Corso. From Manly, it is just a 5-minute walk to North Steyne Beach and, from there, you can venture 15-20 minutes on to Shelly Beach or take a 2-minute stroll along to Queenscliff Beach.
North Steyne Beach is popular because of its great selection of facilities for all the family. As well as picnic benches and electric barbecues that are available for visitors to use, there is a kids’ playground, grassy areas to kick back and relax on, and plenty of showers and toilets. When you get peckish, there is a kiosk selling snacks and a restaurant to refuel in.
Things to do on North Steyne Beach
There is lots to do on this beautiful stretch of sand, so go ahead and make a day of it.
Get Your Surf On
Surfing is hugely popular along this stretch of beach, and you can try your hand at the water sport here, whether you’re an absolute beginner or a pro. There are a number of surf schools that are dotted around this part of the beach, so you can hire boards and take lessons, or just head out into the waves and see how you get on.
Nearby, there are beach volleyball courts that prove to be popular, particularly in the summer months. Grab some friends and challenge them to a competition.
Kick Back in a Café
All around North Steyne Beach there are cute cafes and delicious restaurants to check out, many of which offer spectacular views across the coastal scenery. The restaurants serve everything from traditional Australian dishes to fusion cuisine and modern, international recipes.
Relax on the Beach
The sands at North Steyne Beach were made for relaxing. With great swathes of golden beach to enjoy, it is ideal for anyone looking to kick back and relax with a book or with a cold, refreshing drink in hand.
However, you choose to spend your time at North Steyne Beach, you’ll have fun soaking up the views and getting stuck into local life.