Coastal Studies course for schools (Manly Beach)

SEA Australia has added a Coastal Studies course to our popular water safety & surf education programs for schools.

The expert SEA Australia team - have designed the program utilizing the incredible and unique coastline surrounding Manly Beach, Cabbage Tree Bay, Shelly Beach and North Head. The program also incorporates specialized education of rips, sandbanks, and surf & beach structures.

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The venue is spectacular - due to the variation in the coastal composition, the dynamic sea life in the marine reserve, unique rock platforms, and stunning beaches & cliff faces, providing a picturesque education platform amid the Manly surrounds. The coastline - intervened by humans to protect it from weather and ocean extremes, provides a complete educational studies course.


Programs are developed in line with various syllabus outcomes and include - beach games for K-3 years, work books for years 4-12, and an option to include a paddle out on foam boards to cabbage tree bay, to view the marine life and rock platforms with snorkel and masks. Due to SEA Australia's experience in practical ocean and surf programs - there are no limitations as to how we educate the school children, so getting wet is no problem. Programs commence in term 1 - 2019, so please book early or contact us for more information

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Program content


  • Rips, headland rips, sand banks & long shore gutters
  • Rock platforms and how they affect the waves
  • Human intervention - protecting the coastline from erosion
  • Marine reserve¬†
  • Sea life
  • Variations in rocks
  • Storms and affects
  • Variations in the sand & the coastline
  • Erosion



January 1 - 31 October, December 15 - 31. The program is unavailable during school days November and December - due to other beach programs. The best time of year for the program is terms 2 & 3 due to the calm weather conditions at Manly and crystal clear waters due to predominant off shore winds (As seen by most of these images taken on a typical winters day)

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Paddle out on foam boards to cabbage tree bay, to view the marine life and rock platforms with snorkel and masks

Beach games - years K-4


3 hours for coastal studies program, 4 hrs with practical swimming component


Coastal studies course - $22ph GST Inclusive

Coastal studies with paddle out into aquatic reserve (conditions dependent) - $33ph GST Inclusive

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