Manly Beach, Sydney

4.6
#1 of 628 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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  • We wanted to go to a local beach and enjoy it. We took a fast ferry to manly and walked across to the beach. Wonderful trip to the beach. We werent disappointed It was a long beach with a clean...  more »
  • We had a lovely day at Manly beach. Catching the ferry from circular quay, the journey took about 25 minutes. The walk from Manly harbour to the beach itself takes a good 5 minutes, through a...  more »
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  • Nice big clean beach but the sea looks dirty and it smells funky
  • Windy. Good but not exceptional
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