5 Reasons to Visit Fairlight, Northern Beaches

When Sydneysiders and holidaymakers think of the Northern Beaches, the usual suburbs that come to mind are Palm Beach, Newport, and Manly – the most well-known destinations. However,  there are many other not so well-known destinations in the Northern Beaches that are well-worthy of discovering, and Fairlight is undoubtedly one of them.

At Beach Stays, we specialise in offering high-quality, great value holiday accommodation in the Northern Beaches. Moreover, we have just secured a ripper of a holiday home in Fairlight that we would love you to experience! However, you’re probably thinking, what does Fairlight have to offer to make me want to stay there? Am I right? Well, continue reading to find out, because I am sure you will want to visit Fairlight by the time you’re through reading!


Manly Beach

Manly Beach

One of the biggest draw-cards that attracts people to visit and stay in Fairlight is its proximity to Manly. Fairlight is a short 15-minute walk from Manly and an even shorter three-minute drive. It is more affordable and much quieter than Manly, yet Manly is still very accessible. At Fairlight, you’re close to both Sydney CBD and the beaches – it’s a win-win

Fairlight Beach

Fairlight Beach is an easily accessible 80-metre long beach that is very popular with the locals. It features a rockpool and is a favourite spot for swimming, snorkelling freediving and paddleboarding. It’s also a great spot to sit back on the grassy-hill and enjoy the views across the heads to Sydney Harbour.

Fairlight Rockpool

Fairlight Rockpool

Fairlight Rockpool – Photo by eyeintim

At Fairlight Beach, you will also find the Fairlight Rockpool, which is the top tourist attraction in the area. It is located at the eastern end of Fairlight Beach and also features a small paddling pool which attracts many young children.

The Fairlight Rockpool is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon and is nowhere near as busy as the Fairy Bower Sea Pool in Manly.


Hamptons Retreat

Hamptons Retreat, a holiday house in Fairlight

Just as attractive as its proximity to Manly and its coastal offerings is the accommodation offerings in Fairlight. Notably, those on offer by Beach Stays. We currently have a spectacular Hamptons style holiday home that is nothing short of amazing. The Hamptons Retreat is a 4-bedroom holiday home that can sleep as many as ten guests per nights. It is within walking distances to all the attractions mentioned above and is like non-other. Once you view this holiday home, it should be reason enough to visit Fairlight!


Fairlight is an excellent location for families because it is quiet and safe, and it has many great attractions that are suitable for all ages. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids on the weekend, or you’re looking for a family holiday destination, Fairlight is a good choice.


Everybody loves Sydney’s Northern Beaches, but don’t be like everyone else and stay in Palm Beach, Newport, or Manly. Venture somewhere different, somewhere a little less crowded, but just as magic by visiting Fairlight.

Fairlight has much to offer holidaymakers including its proximity to Manly, its vast beach, its accessible rock pool, and a range of excellent value accommodation. All-in-all, Fairlight is a fantastic family-friendly destination that shouldn’t be overlooked.

If you’re looking for Fairlight accommodation, then look no further. Beach Stays has some fantastic holiday homes in Fairlight, which are ideal for families and groups. Visit our Fairlight accommodation listings page or call our reservations staff for more information.