SUP in Sydney, Spit to Manly


Escape the heat of the city and SUP Sydney by discovering the picturesque beaches of the northern shores. Paddle boarding the famous Spit to Manly walk is the perfect way to experience the spectacular views and small beaches that are dotted along the shoreline, giving a fresh perspective of this beautiful coastline.
During the week days you may even find a secret beach all to yourself. Simply paddle in, bring your board to land and soak up the bliss of the small rolling waves crashing by your feet before you dive into the crystal blue waters.


The start of the Spit to Manly paddle is a great SUP Sydney location for any paddling ability. The sheltered bays before you reach Grotto point provide calm water to get your balance and you don't need to venture far from the shore to feel like you are in your own little paradise. Our favourite spot along the route is Castle Rock beach. Accessible only via water or a hidden rocky track its golden sands and singing birds will entice you to make that paddle break a little bit longer.

Local Knowledge

  • Sat Nav

    33.8029° S, 151.2462° E

  • Nearest Parking

    Limited ticket parking is available at Spit bridge however the majority of bus routes stop here. If you are unable to find a space or want a more sheltered paddle we recommend going further along the route to Clontarf Reserve. Here you will find a large ticketed car park or free street parking.

  • Launch Point

    If on the city side of Spit bridge launch from Sydney Harbour Kayaks. Alternatively you can launch where the famous Spit to Manly walk starts by following the steps underneath the bridge.

Things to Know

  • The paddle on to Manly is suitable for experienced paddlers only and you should wear a life jacket or personal flotation device. We recommend the new Red Original PFD.