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Published January 4th 2015
A recreational park that has free amenties and water views
At the top of the stairs you will find a paved winding path that runs through the park.Acess is also available from the car park that runs off Stuart st.Parking is free which is unusual in the Manly area.
As you walk around Little Manly Point Park, you may be lucky enough to come across some interesting wild life.I spotted a water dragon sunning itself and I was able to get close enough to take this photo. He was certainly not scared of me.
Water Dragon Sunning itself Little Manly Point Park
You will come across a children's playground and at times dozens of little rabbits scuttering around the park. As you continue on your walk the path will lead you to areas that overlook the water and you may spot people fishing. There are barbecues provided in the picnic areas also table and chairs to use for your picnic.
Manly point has regional significance to its local residents as it was once the site of The Manly Gas Works.I was brought up in the area and as a child was aware of its existance. As you explore Manly Point Park you will find the history of the Manly Gas Works written up on display boards in various locations.
As you can see from the display of signs the gas works produced gas for manly and surrounds from 1883 to 1964.
As well as learning the history of this picturesque park, you will find a secluded little beach named Collins Flat.It will come into view as you continue on your walk.You can get there through a nice bush track that leads off the main path.Here you can enjoy sunbacking or swimming with a little more privacy.There are usually some boats moored on the water.
This recreational park has it all and can be a total family experience.
Little Manly Beach is next to it. Little Manly Cafe sits right on the grass overlooking the beach.It is open for breakfast or lunch seven days.
There is a safe swimming area for children.
There is mooring for boats at littlle Manly or Collins flat
Picnic and Barbecue Facilities at Manly Point Park
As mentioned earlier in this article there is also on site parking.There is proviision for disabled parking and there is often people brought in wheel chairs.They can be easily pushed around this scenic park.
The facilities are endless,its a one stop shop with everything going for it.
free Parking at Manly Point Park also disabled parking
If you are looking for a day out that has walking,swimming,picnic and barbecues facilities with free parking this is for you.
manly Point Park is a hidden gem that locals love and you will have every amenity at your finger tips without the crowds.
It is a great place for children; but a real sun-trap so hats, sun block etc and lots of water bottles!! To the left of the swimming enclosure are some great rock pools too. The kiosk building has toilets, and an outdoor shower with a lower spray for the kids to easily wash off sand and salt.
Re the pic of Collins Flat Bay; my daughter's apartment overlooks this, and when I stay over there the view in the early morning peace seems to me to look very much as Sydney Cove must have done when the First Fleet arrived - a V-shape with a stream and high rocky slopes each side - and lots of gum trees... By the way, the building up on the horizon is the Manly Hospital where the new babies are put out in their cribs on the shady verandahs to enjoy the sea air - a lovely idea!! Thanks for all your posts, regards, Jan
I've checked this place out. It's fantastic. Thank you. The cafe is really good value for money. The food is also good. Great spot. The walk way around the park is pretty shady, not much sun at all. There are plenty of nice picnic spots around the park. My kids and I had a nice afternoon.