Manly Beach, Sydney

4.6
#1 of 634 in Beaches in Australia
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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  • At our friend's recommendation my wife and I went to Manly beach for a few hours while in Sydney. We were certainly glad we did. It's a large beautiful beach suitable for surfing, swimming...  more »
  • A short ferry ride over from Sydney (Circular Quay) and you're over in Manly. Nice break from the big city. Took a little walk from Manly to Shelley - it's beautiful. Worthwhile day trip!  more »
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  • Food, beer, beach and seagulls. Buy yourself a beer and ice cream
  • It’s so crowded with so many people coming here and I’m guessing it’s hard to swim. I suppose there are more secluded beaches nearby if you want a dip. Lots of food and restaurants around though and it’s accessible by public transport.
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