Manly Beach, Sydney

4.6
#1 of 629 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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  • I arrived at Manly beach the hard way, at the end of the long Manly scenic walk all the way from the Spit Bridge. My efforts and exertion were well worth it, when I saw the beach for the first time...  more »
  • Manly beach was a great day out. We took the ferry from Darling harbour which was an enjoyable part of the day. Manly beach was great and even had beach volley ball sections which was brilliant. You.....  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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