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Manly Beach, Sydney

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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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  • Beautiful place. I went by hop on, hop off boat. It’s was very worthwhile. The beach is wonderful, lively and with a variety of things to do. Besides, there’s a long walkway around the beach... 
    Beautiful place. I went by hop on, hop off boat. It’s was very worthwhile. The beach is wonderful, lively and with a variety of things to do. Besides, there’s a long walkway around the beach...  more »
  • We went in the evening before dinner. Great beach, clean, picturesque. Worth a visit. When you get off the fast ferry from Circular Quay, walk from the Harbour, through the pedestrian zone (past the.....  more
    We went in the evening before dinner. Great beach, clean, picturesque. Worth a visit. When you get off the fast ferry from Circular Quay, walk from the Harbour, through the pedestrian zone (past the.....  more »
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  • We visited the beach at night, but can imagine it’s an awesome place to come and visit. Weather it’s walking dogs, surfing or relaxing at the beach this is a good pick. In our opinion Manly beach > Bondi beach , hehe like if you agree. Smash the like button if you visited because of this post.
  • Relaxing day at Manly, cycling along the beach, leisure walk, sun bathing, swimming, surfing or even just sitting down people watching! The beach is just a short walk from the ferry Terminal with plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. There are 8 netball courts on the beach, great facilities for netball fans.

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