Manly to Spit Walk 17

Clontarf Reserve

Clontarf Reserve

Clontarf Reserve is a favourite picnic and swimming spot for families. Here you will find a kiosk and also a restaurant nestled under the trees. There is play equipment for children and a shark proof harbour pool for swimming.

In 1868 there was an assasination attempt on Queen Victoria's son Alfred while he was attending a picnic at Clontarf. More information can be found in the Manly Council history PDF below.

From here you can look across to the Spit on the other shore to the west. The Spit Bridge is on the far right of the picture below. This is where we are headed.

We will follow the shore line (or if the tide is high the road) in the direction of the marina. From there we will cross Sandy Bay and finally after rounding another bend and traversing the very secluded Fisher Bay we will finally arrive at the Spit Bridge.

From here you can catch a bus back to Manly or the city. However you may feel like having a meal at one of many restaurants that can be found on the shores of the southern side of the bridge.

Looking towards the Spit


back track

more on....

Clontarf from Manly Council (PDF)
Sydney Ferries (PDF)


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