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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  • This beach is long and beautiful. Usually very busy during day time. If you are a traveller and like to see the beach rather than swim in it then just go to Manly at evening time. You will get to see....  more »
  • The first day we arrived in Australia was warm and glorious! We rented an Airbnb right on Manly Beach. After we checked into our lodging, we changed into our swimsuits and went for a swim in the...  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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