A safe harbour beach, a netted pool with fantastic places to climb and leap joyfully into the water. A kiosk and cafe with fantastic views. You’d seriously have to be bonkers not to get straight down there with the kids.
Little Manly Beach is a beaut spot in itself, but having the cafe there too really makes it a family mecca, and it’s as good on sunny winter days as it is in the ice block melting scorching days of summer.
There’s something there for all ages of kids. My daughter loves the rock pools with their crabs and anemones. Rusty Rocket loves leaping off the shark net walkway. Dexbox wore goggles and chased fish for ages. Giant Teen loves jumping too, showing off for the pretty girls I suspect.
And I love sitting in the cafe there, reading the papers and drinking coffees.
I go jumping and rock pooling with the kids, my highlight is watching a stingray sitting on the seabed some days.
And a coffee at Little Manly Beach Kiosk. It’s so cute, has stupendous views and is very child-friendly. Plus it wins the prize for the coollest opening hours sign – see photo below!
Little Manly Beach Kiosk
Stuart Street, Manly
Phone: 9977 7104
Opening Hours: see sign below
This is a kiosk and cafe, serving full meals and also selling drinks and ice blocks to the beachgoers.
Breakfasts are substantial, lunches too. To see the menus, click on the website above.
There are several tables and chairs under cover as well as some outside shaded by umbrellas.
There are some very comfy seats, plus many cushions scattered around.Not much room for strollers, but it’s a marvellous spot if you have older children as they can play on the beach, or swim in the sea whilst you sit in the cafe.
Well, that’s the theory anyway. Can’t say it often works for me!
I wonder if I could sneak down there with a book when the kids are at school!??!
Do you love a beach side cafe summer and winter too?
Where’s your favourite spot for a swim and a snack, a coffee and cake or a full meal?