Northern Beaches Grand Loop

This is the first grand loop of the Beaches since lockdown, and while I would not normally recommend this ride on a weekend in Summer, the Weather Bureau said today was the last good day for a week. So off I went at 8am for a three hour tour of heaven.

You can start this loop from any direction or from Manly Wharf. On the outbound leg, I stayed close to the harbour, beaches, headlands, and lagoons. On the return leg I went via the Warriewood Wetlands and Narrabeen Lake then up to Beacon Hill and Frenchs Forest thus avoiding most of the mid-morning crowds around the beaches.

The Northern Beaches is, IMO, the most bike-friendly region in the State. Its safe and scenic everywhere you go and the locals are very friendly towards the two-wheeling crowd. The following pics show some of the visual delights of this area, the GoPro video shows a few more in motion, and the Strava map shows the ride details. Enjoy.

1 Manly Harbour2 Manly Wharf3 Manly Beach4 Queenscliff Lagoon5 Freshwater Beach6 Freshwater Headland7 North Curl Curl Beach8 South Dee Why Beach9 Dee Why Beach10 Fishermans Beach11 Long Reef Headland12 Long Reef Headland14 Long Reef Lagoon

Strava Nth Bchs Loop


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