SUP in Sydney, Spit to Manly
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.
33.8029° S, 151.2462° E
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.
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.