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Manly Beach, Sydney

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 4,600+ reviews on the web
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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Sydney holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Manly Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Even mid week in October - popular! People swimming and soaking up the sun. Friendly and safe feel. Families enjoying the spot also 
  • Always good to get free wifi! Beach is semi-sheltered and is a good swim. Nice soft golden sand. Limited good eats around this area though, quite pricy. 
  • I am biased, as I live in the area but where in the world can you enjoy a beautiful beach with a promenade, a stunning harbour and beautiful bush walks offering ocean and or harbour views. Take the ha...  read more »
  • It's a nice beach. Beautiful for a long walk. I usually prefer more intimate beaches but this is nice if you want to go with friends. Really like the many volley field where you can spend time with friends.
  • One of my favorites. Beautiful views. Perfect for a nice long walk along the beach. Many nice cafes and restaurants around too. The ferry ride also makes it special. Can get a bit too crowded at times though.
  • Manly beach. My first love in Australia somewhere 2001. Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care. The folks knows that is Manly and the ferries take you there. Love it! There's something for everyone. Hip bars and cafes. Excellent restaurants for every sort of budget. Fun, silence, national reserves, beach, vibe. You choose!
  • Awesome beach. Big beautiful and in a small town that have it all. Love Manly, but hate to drive the traffic on military road to get and get out of there
  • Sensational beach with amazing views, also a great historical place to see. Fabulous tourist attraction. Excellent fun place for picnics and get togethers. Many sensational restaurants plus good shopping. Great accommodation units and hotels. Safe swimming and surfing beach. Top beach walk all along Manly beach, fun for skating, walking, running, riding. Bike, skates, boards hire available at Manly too.
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