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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  • Where else in the world can you take a short walk on a car free street to go from a world class harbour to a world class beach. Not only that you can get to Manley from almost anywhere in Sydney...  more »
  • We were told prior to visiting Sydney not to waste our time going to Bondi beach but to head to Manly Beach. We did have the time to go to Bondi beach one day and I am afraid to say that the...  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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