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Manly Beach, Sydney

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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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  • I love this beach, including getting to and from here using the ferry. The cafes and restaurants, shops and little market stands are adding to an already really lovely atmosphere  more »
  • My friend and I had so much fun exploring Manly. Had some of the finest foods in some of the pubs.. Thanks Manly can't wait to see you again.  more »
  • Nice big clean beach but the sea looks dirty and it smells funky
  • Windy. Good but not exceptional

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