Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to prepare for glorious fun in the sun. So get your summer gear out of storage and check what might need replacing.
If you’re a surfer or paddle boarder, crack open the wax and comb so you’re ready. If surfing isn’t your scene, what about stand-up paddle boarding or snorkelling for the whole family? To help get you and your family ready for summer, here are some fantastic local places where you’ll be able to get all the supplies that you need.
Swimwear, beach towels, and sunglasses
As summer approaches, dig out your swimwear and beach towels and give them a good wash. If your gear looks a bit faded or worn, the elastic has perished or you just like the idea of some new swimwear this year, why not head out to the many shops on the Northern Beaches to see all the latest styles available?
While you’re out shopping for that stunning new pair of swimmers, don’t forget the sunglasses and sunscreen.
To get yourself kitted out for summer, why not start at Budgy Smuggler, which has stores in both Manly and Bondi. This shop has a huge range of swimwear for the whole family with some bright and amusing styles. They even have swimwear for your family pet!
You’ll find another great store for swimwear, Baku, at Shop 43, The Corso in Manly. Apart from a gorgeous range of swimwear, they also have beautiful resort wear, sunglasses, hats, bags, and beach towels.
For gorgeous luxe linen beach towels, you can’t go past My Island Collective at Shop 28, Pittwater Place, Mona Vale. All of their luxury range of towels are designed locally and handmade by artisans in Europe and Southeast Asia.
While you’re out shopping for your beachwear, why not take a break and have a cuppa and a delectable pastry at the Fika Bakery? And while you’re waiting for your order, check out their range of board shorts and beach totes. You can find this shop at 58 Market Lane, Manly.
For a new pair of sunnies, check out Wicks Surf at Collaroy Beach. They have over 500 pairs to choose from. Plus, they have a whole range of other summer essentials like wetsuits, hats, flippers, and sunscreen.
Surfboards and paddle boards
Maybe this is the year to take up surfing or stand-up paddle boarding ‒ or maybe the kids are old enough this year to join you out on the water.
Whether you’re into surfing or you’ve developed a passion for paddle boarding, Manly Surfboards has got you covered with everything that you’re going to need. You can find them at 52 North Steyne in Manly. They have an enormous range of paddle boards for the whole family as well as all the accessories you’ll ever need.
They also have a huge range of surfboards, wetsuits and beach clothing. And, if you want to try before you buy, they also hire out a vast range of boards, wetsuits, and snorkeling equipment.
You don’t have to head up to the Great Barrier Reef for some snorkelling fun. There are plenty of great places around the Northern Beaches where you can explore the amazing world that lies beneath the water.
Our favourite, Shelly Beach, Manly, is home to the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve where you can see over 160 different species of fish.
Apart from Manly Surfboards, you can also stock up on snorkelling gear at BCF located at 1 Niangala Close, Belrose. Here you’ll find snorkelling gear for the whole family as well as other water fun accessories such as life jackets, kayaks, paddle boards, wetsuits, and even pool toys.
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