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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Manly Beach reviews
This was our second visit to Manly. Taking a ferry from Sydney, walking along the promenade & then on the beach, sampling food from the innumerable eating joints here - all made for a nice day...
This was our second visit to Manly. Taking a ferry from Sydney, walking along the promenade & then on the beach, sampling food from the innumerable eating joints here - all made for a nice day... more »
This beach was Packed, hot, rude people who barge into you seamlessly on purpose. Wasn't worth the trip. I would most certainly avoid it.
This beach was Packed, hot, rude people who barge into you seamlessly on purpose. Wasn't worth the trip. I would most certainly avoid it. more »
Nice big clean beach but the sea looks dirty and it smells funky
Windy. Good but not exceptional
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