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Picnic Spots

Whether you wish to make a day trip of your picnic or just head out for an hour or two, the Northern Beaches has an abundance of wonderful picnic locations for the whole family to enjoy.  So get your picnic basket out, bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun filled day outdoors.

Clontarf0006Clontarf Reserve

Address: Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf

Clontarf Reserve is a picnic location that the whole family can enjoy. There is a playground suitable for all ages and the beach has a netted off swimming area with no dangerous current, which makes it suitable for smaller children.  There is also a little Kiosk that sells coffee, fish and chips and ice cream.  

Facilities

  • BBQ’s
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shade
  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • Kiosk
  • Restaurant
  • Paid and street parking

 

Flying fox_0014Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve

Address: Mona Street, Mona Vale

This popular picnic spot offers something for everyone. There is an open grass area with shady picnic spots and bbq’s. The enclosed playground is suitable for tiny tots all the way to older children and it even has a flying fox.  

Facilities

 

Mc Carrs Creek Reserve

Address: Mc Carrs Creek Road, Ku Ring –Gai Chase

This quiet picnic spot is located near Ku ring gai National Park and has stunning water views. Fig Trees provide shade and the water is shallow making it perfect for swimming.  This is also a great spot for fishing.

Facilities

  • BBQ’s
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shade
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Toilets

 

Bilarong 560_0001Bilarong Reserve

Address: Wakehurst Parkway Next to Narrabeen Lake, North Narrabeen

This foreshore parkland off the Wakehurst Parkway in Narrabeen has a lot of native trees which offer a beautiful shady picnic area with views of the lake. There is a playground with a “spider web” and lots of open space for sports.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • BBQ’s
  • Picnic shelter
  • State of the art playground
  • Lake
  • Fishing

 

Davidson Park Picnic Area

Address: Healey Way exit on northeast side of Roseville Bridge, Warringah Road, Forestville

Davidson Park is located near the Roseville Bridge and offers a beautiful waterside setting with a middle harbour backdrop perfect for family picnics. There is a small netted off beach and lots of open grass space to kick a ball. Entry Fee: $7 per car

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Boat ramp
  • Wood and electric bbq’s
  • Picnic tables

 

Shelly Beach

Address: Bower Street, Manly

This beautiful little beach is next to a reserve near Manly’s main beach and like its name suggests has lots of shells for the kids to collect. The beach is sheltered from the wind and has plenty of shade to set up a picnic mat. There are no waves which makes it a safe swimming spot for young children.

Facilities

  • BBQ’s
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shade
  • Toilets and showers
  • Kiosk / Restaurant

 

Deep Creek Reserve

Address: Wakehurst Parkway & Woorarra Ave , Elanora Heights

Located between Wakehurst Parkway and Narrabeen Lagoon, Deep Creek is a bushland and foreshore reserve great for picnicking and enjoying native birds and animals. The recreation and picnic area is on the south end of the reserve.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Picnic area
  • Tables
  • Boat storage
  • Walking tracks
  • Parking

 

The Basin Picnic Area

Address: Western foreshores of Pittwater in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

If you have a bit more time and want to feel like you are picnicking miles away from the city, you can take a short ferry ride from Palm Beach to the Basin picnic area. The Basin is located in the western foreshores of Pittwater at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. There is a sheltered beach with an inland lagoon and several walking tracks as well as bird watching. And if you want to stay longer there is even a camping area.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • BBQ
  • Walking tracks
  • Picnic tables

 

Bobbin Head

Address: When entering Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, take Bobbin Head Road through North Turramurra, or Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah near Hornsby.

Bobbin Head is a lovely waterfront picnic spot located at the west end of Ku-ring-gai chase national park. This is a great spot for the whole family as it offers lots of activities including bushwalking, paddling, fishing and lots of green open space for the kids to run around. There is a playground, a café as well as a Mediterranean Restaurant.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • BBQ
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables
  • Shelter
  • Café
  • Restaurant

 

Chinamans Beach and Rosherville Reserve

Address: McLean Crescent, Mosman

Chinaman’s beach, next to Balmoral beach is a secluded picnic location visited mainly by locals with white sand and clear water.
The beach is adjacent to Rosherville Reserve which has shady picnic areas and a playground.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • Shade
  • Parking

 

Balmoral Beach and Park  

Address: The Esplanade, Balmoral

If you are after a picnic spot with lots of action then Balmoral is the one for you. Although it can be very busy on weekends and hard to find parking this harbour beach and its park has it all including a playground, enclosed swimming area, an island and a lot of grassy area to lay out a picnic mat. And if you haven’t had a chance to pack your picnic you can pick up some food or drinks at one of the many cafes only minutes from the beach.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • Shade
  • Parking
  • Island
  • Restaurants / Cafes
  • Shops
  • Rotunda

 

Clareville Beach and Park

Address: Delecta Avenue, Clareville Beach

Clareville Beach is a family friendly picnic spot with an enclosed beach and safe swimming conditions as well as shaded picnic area.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Outdoor shower
  • Picnic area and tables
  • Cafe
  • BBQ’s
  • Parking

 

Snapperman Beach Reserve

Address: Iluka Road Laneway off Iluka Road, Palm Beach

Snapperman beach reserve is a lovely family picnic spot and the beach is safe for swimming.

Facilities

  • Seating
  • Boat storage
  • Foreshore
  • Public transport

 

 

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