Manly Beach, Sydney

4.6
#1 of 614 in Beaches in Australia
Beach · Nature / Park
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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4.7
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  • Great beach, great vibe, loads of atmospheric bars and cafes, great gish n chips, people watching and gorgeous sunset. Catch the public transport Ferry and have your chips as you watch the sunset...  more »
  • Its a lovely , easy walk from Manly Beach to Shelley Beach. There`s a great little cafe at Shelley Beach right on the water.  more »
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  • Nice big clean beach but the sea looks dirty and it smells funky
  • Windy. Good but not exceptional

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