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.
Manly Beach reviews
Heaps bigger than Bondi and lot of little close bays and areas to swim or hang out. Fantastic beach so close to the manly ferry handy access from the city more »
Wow. This place is so full. Each n every cafe or restaurant, or ice-cream shop is just full.Dont come back without eating Fish n chips and ice-cream.loved it more »
Nice big clean beach but the sea looks dirty and it smells funky
Windy. Good but not exceptional
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