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Clontarf Marina, Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf

We sail from Clontarf Marina (see red arrow)    Map showing how to get from Manly to Clontarf.  Come by car, taxi, a bus to The Spit followed by a 25 minute walk or catch the 132 bus from Manly which stops in Beatrice Street nearby.
"Topcat" is moored at Clontarf Marina, Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf. There are toilet facilities at the marina. PICK UP AND DROP OFF IS FROM CLONTARF ONLY.
bulletDirections to Clontarf (if driving from Mosman towards Manly):
Drive over the Spit Bridge (north) and up the hill, turn left before the traffic lights to Clontarf/Frenchs Forest.  At the roundabout turn sharp left into Ethel Street.  Take the first right into Kanangra Crescent.  Turn left into Peronne Avenue, wind down this road until you reach the bottom of the hill - take the first right into Sandy Bay Road (the second right is Holmes Avenue).   Follow the road past the beach - Clontarf Marina is in a brown building on the left.
bulletDirections (if driving from Manly Wharf to Clontarf):
Follow the harbour along West Esplanade which becomes Commonwealth Parade and then becomes Lauderdale Ave until you reach a cross roads with traffic lights.  Turn left down the hill into Condamine St.  Follow down the hill to the bottom.  There will be a park and water on your left.  Then keep going to the far end of the rd where you turn right up the hill into Earnest St.  At the T-junction at the top of the hill turn left into Beatrice St (or if you need to buy food or wine turn right to the Beatrice St shops).  At the bottom of the hill turn sharp right into Amiens Rd.  Follow Amiens Rd down the hill.  Sandy Bay Rd is the second left at the bottom of the hill (just past Holmes Ave).  Drive past Clontarf Reserve.  Clontarf Marina is on your left.
bulletDirections if coming by public transport
- taxi from the CBD, Circular Quay or Darling Harbour takes 25 mins and costs $30-$35;
- ferry from Circular Quay to Manly takes 30 mins and costs $6,  then catch a taxi to Clontarf.  This takes 10 minutes and costs $8-$12; or
- bus to The Spit and enjoy the first part of the Spit to Manly Walk which goes right past Clontarf Marina.  Allow half an hour for the walk.
bulletMetered Parking:
There is plenty of metered parking ($12 per day) in Sandy Bay Rd next to the marina and in the Clontarf Reserve car park (by Clonny's restaurant).  This parking is free to cars with Manly ratepayer stickers.
bulletFREE Parking:
- at the end of Sandy Bay Rd, a two minute walk away; or
- in Monash Crescent or Holmes Ave, a 5 minute stroll across Clontarf Reserve to the marina

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View of The Spit & Middle Harbour from Clontarf


Yacht Charters Sydney & Sailing Lessons on Catalina 32 depart from Clontarf Marina.  (between the Spit Bridge and Manly) ,
Larger yachts depart from various CBD plocations.