Little Manly Beach Kiosk – Sydney’s Best Beachside Cafes For Kids {Updated}

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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 … [Read more...]

Freshwater Beach, Sydney – Sydney’s Best Beaches For Kids (Updated)

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G'day and welcome to one of my family's very favourite local beaches here in Sydney. We have twin friends who live near to Freshie and there's nothing better than a multi twin trip down here to swim … [Read more...]

How To Treat Bluebottle Stings – Sydney’s Most Annoying Sea Creatures!

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Yes, these stings were as painful as they look. Ouchy ouch! Bluebottles are commonly found on Sydney beaches, and indeed, around all of Australia. The official name for these marine maniacs … [Read more...]

Redleaf Pool, Now Known As Murray Rose Pool, Double Bay

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Redleaf Pool, you are so gorgeous. If we lived within walking distance of Murray Rose Pool (as Redleaf Pool has been renamed), we'd come here ALL the time. But since we have to drive over, it's … [Read more...]

Swimming Laps Outdoors in Sydney – My Very Favourite Places

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So, this is the summer of sea swimming for me. It's been decided. I don't quite know why but the notion has fixed itself firmly in my noddle. I've enjoyed swimming all my life and would always … [Read more...]

Sydney Photo Friday – The Bold and The Beautiful + Me

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Ah, Manly Beach, you always make me feel so free. I wasn't able to get to Manly early enough to join The Bold and The Beautiful swimmers, but I did catch a photo as dozens of them came ashore at the … [Read more...]

Sydney Photo Friday – Dee Why Beach Rock Pools

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Clifton Gardens Beach and Baths, Mosman – Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids

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Well, it's not great weather for a beach post this week but here's one anyway. Because of course, Clifton Gardens has the lovely playground,plus a kiosk, so it's a terrific destination at any time … [Read more...]

Collaroy Beach – For Kids and Their Families

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Collaroy is a splendid spot for families, one of the really great places on the Northern Beaches. It's the combo of family-friendliness that makes it special; the winning trifecta of beach, … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids – South Curl Curl

South Curly has a special wee place in my heart. My big boys used to do Nippers there every Sunday when they were little. Nippers is such a great way to force yourself up and out of the house on a … [Read more...]

Hidden Gems- My Top Five Secret Beaches of Sydney

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When I was a wee girl growing up in Bonnie Scotland, beaches were all about seaweed and stones. There are sandy beaches in Scotland, but we spent most of our time at the more typically Scottish … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids – Whale Beach

Just south of the millionaires’ playground of Palm Beach, around the lofty cliffs is Whale Beach. It’s a much smaller beach, nestled between two striking cliff faces and it has the most spectacular … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids- Shelly Beach, Cronulla

Just around the corner and along the walking track from the main beach at Cronulla, this is a sweet little sandy beach with an ocean pool. It is much quieter and more intimate that its huge surf beach … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Best Ocean Pools – MacCallum Pool, Cremorne Point

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Hop on the ferry at Circular Quay, get off at Cremorne Point and then amble along the walkway to this hidden gem on the waters of the harbour. The views over Sydney Harbour are absolutely gorgeous. … [Read more...]

More Dangerous But Fun- Jumping off Moona Moona Creek Bridge

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So this summer we've all been at it, leaping with gay abandon off this bridge into the creek below. Is anything more fun in this entire universe? Bridge jumping is an activity which has stood … [Read more...]

Manly Waterworks Review

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OMG we just had the best day yesterday down at Manly Waterworks. This is an annual trip for us, and it's a point in time where the changes in the kids are so clear. Last year the twins were tall … [Read more...]

Sydney School Holidays Day 28/47- Long Reef Beach

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This is such a cool idea, a weatherproof book showing lots of sea creatures. It's at Long Reef beach, see map below.  Long Reef Aquatic Reserve is here, one of only 12 aquatic reserves around … [Read more...]

Jervis Bay Family Fun- Boat Trip Around the Bay

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As a briny old seadog from way back, I'm always over the moon to be out at sea. The Intn'l Man of Mystery, however, gets shockingly seasick.  So the day he and Teen14 went to Sydney to see the … [Read more...]

Our Family’s First Trip To Jervis Bay – Family Holiday Nostalgia!

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I've come over all nostalgic and it's not like me. These photos from eight  years ago and have made me all warm and gooey. 2003 was a huge year for us. EldestBoy had done his first year at … [Read more...]

Underwater Movie Magic – We Hope

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Here's a little vlog expressing my delight at a self-purchased (and in a good cause too), early Christmas pressie. … [Read more...]

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