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Summer Series – Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk

There are nearly 200kms of coastline to walk in Sydney – how lucky we are to have such a beautiful city to live in! We know that over the years, we have covered nearly all of this coastline but our Summer Walking series is to put it all together as one long walk over several weekends. 

Our route starts at Barrenjoey and covers the northern beaches coastline to Manly before a jaunt around the harbour to Watsons Bay. From here we head south to Cronulla, cross the water and finish in the Royal National Park at Otford. We’ve split each section to around 16-18km legs and are planning on covering the entire walk over 10 weekends. Bring your towel and swimmers as there are plenty of spots for a dip en route. Hopefully we can finish with a coffee or a beer!

Please check our weekly emails for full details and remember to RSVP to leader before 6pm the night before. We expect these walks to be popular so make sure you register early. Numbers will be capped at 20. Fit partners welcome!





8 Dec (Sunday)

Barrenjoey lighthouse, Palm Beach to Newport Beach (approx 17kms including 3km circuit of lighthouse).

Meet Barrenjoey Rd near Robertson Road outside BWS to catch 199 bus to Palm Beach.


15 Dec (Sunday)

Newport Beach to Dee Why Beach (approx 15kms)

Meet bus stop Pittwater Rd cnr Hawkesbury Ave to catch 199 bus to Newport.

21 Dec

Dee Why Beach to Manly Wharf via North Head (approx 17kms including North Head)

Meet Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Stand C to catch 136 bus to Dee Why.

28 Dec

Manly Wharf to Georges Heights, Mosman (approx 17kms)

Meet Frenchy’s Café, Read Pl and share Ubers to Manly Wharf.


5 Jan


Georges Heights, Mosman to Circular Quay (approx 17kms)

We start at our favourite Frenchy’s café and finish for a cool beer in The Rocks!

Meet Mosman Council Building to share Ubers to Frenchy’s cafe. Return via bus from Wynyard to Spit Junction

11 Jan

Circular Quay to Watson Bay using the new Bondi to Manly map (approx 20kms)

Meet Circular Quay. Fish and chips at Doyles perhaps? Ferry return from Watsons Bay.

19 Jan (Sunday)

Watsons Bay to Coogee via Hornby lighthouse (approx 19kms)

Meet Circular Quay to take ferry to Watsons Bay. Return via public transport – bus 373 to City.

25 Jan

Coogee to La Perouse (approx 17kms)

Meet Circular Quay for bus 373 to Coogee. Return via bus L94.

1 Feb

Kurnell to Cronulla (approx 18kms including 5km circuit of Cronulla Head – time permitting)

Meet Cronulla and take bus 987 to Kurnell.


8 Feb

Bundeena to Otford (approx 28kms). The coast track in the Royal National Park. Weather permitting

Meet Central station for train to Cronulla, ferry to Bundeena. Return via train from Otford.




The GPX maps can be found at these links:

Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Palm Beach to Collaroy

Collaroy to Manly

Manly to Bondi

Bondi to Maroubra

Maroubra to La Perouse

Kurnell to Cronulla and Cronulla Headland

Royal Coastal Track – Bundeena to Otford


This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Bronwyn

    Hi there, I’ve stumbled across your site and loved the sound of your Sydney coastal walk adventure you’ve ran over the summer. I’d love to do
    That with our family over the next few months. Do u just try and stick as close to the coast as u can? Do you have any maps you refer to? Of course I could use google maps .. but just wondering if there’s a set path u do ..

    1. Fee Ringrose
      Fee Ringrose

      Try using the GPX maps accessed from the links above for routes. If there is no base map, try the OsmAnd app from your phone. We have more or less followed these paths. You may have to detour at Malabar if the gun club is operating but it’s well marked. Good luck! We’ve loved these walks and there are great places to swim along the way and feast at the end!

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