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Manly Beach, Sydney

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Manly Beach stands as one of the best places to experience Australian beach culture. Captain Arthur Phillip gave the sandy area its name based on his perception of the masculine behavior of the indigenous people he met when he arrived in 1788. Now the long sandy beaches also are home to trendy shops and nightclubs. If you want activity, try surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, snorkeling, or scuba diving. If you prefer leisure, enjoy a picnic on the sheltered beach of Manly Cove. Only 11 km (7 mi) from downtown Sydney, the beach is easily accessible from Circular Quay via regular ferry or fast catamaran. Plan to see Manly Beach and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sydney road trip planner.
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  • The ferry trip to Manly gives you great harbour views. Stroll down the Corso to the stunning beach. Lovely laid back vibe and plenty of places to eat. Don’t forget the walk across to Shelly beach or.....  more
    The ferry trip to Manly gives you great harbour views. Stroll down the Corso to the stunning beach. Lovely laid back vibe and plenty of places to eat. Don’t forget the walk across to Shelly beach or.....  more »
  • Such a brilliant place to go to chill and enjoy. No doubt it’s one of my all time favourite places to be in Australia. 
    Such a brilliant place to go to chill and enjoy. No doubt it’s one of my all time favourite places to be in Australia.  more »
  • I LOVE MANLY. I am biased, but truly it is the best. I almost don't want to review, because I don't want everyone coming here, but I also don't want to send any shade to Manly, as it is truly such a.....  more
    I LOVE MANLY. I am biased, but truly it is the best. I almost don't want to review, because I don't want everyone coming here, but I also don't want to send any shade to Manly, as it is truly such a.....  more »
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  • Relaxing day at Manly, cycling along the beach, leisure walk, sun bathing, swimming, surfing or even just sitting down people watching! The beach is just a short walk from the ferry Terminal with plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. There are 8 netball courts on the beach, great facilities for netball fans.
  • The best beach to get in half an hour by public transportation from the city! Full of exoticism, I even had the illusion of California when I got off the ferry.
  • First time at this beach - clean and some decent waves with plenty of surfers.
  • The beach is amazing and it is an icon of Manly. The long beach allows everyone to enjoy it for any kind of activity (surf, swim, run, walk, fish, beach volley, cycling …). The swimming area is open and patrolled all the year. Waves are amazing and the view is stunning.
  • Aaah...beautiful Manly! I started my surfing here in the 70's and its been my home now for the last 30 years. From Bower to Queenscliff you'll still find somewhere quiet for an early surf. Stable banks and quality waves are dotted all along this stretch of sand. 🤙

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