Little Manly Beach, Manly

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Little Manly Beach is situated on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour, within Little Manly Cove, which is separated from the larger Manly Cove by Manly Point.

In 1809 surveyor James Meehan drew up two plots of land in the Manly area, one for Richard Chears and one for Gilbert Baker. Richard Chears' land encompassed what we know today as Little Manly. On Meehan’s field book drawing, ‘Little Manly’ is clearly written.
In 1879 tenders were called for the construction of two new baths in the Manly Municipality, one for women in Manly Cove and one for men at the western end of Little Manly Cove. The baths were opened in May 1880. Over the years a constant process of renewal of the baths structure has taken place due to storm damage and natural depreciation, though there has continuously been an enclosure since the original construction.
There is a concrete boat ramp on the eastern end of the beach, one of the few concrete ramps on the northern shore of Port Jackson. Behind the beach are public toilets and a kiosk. The beach is a popular place for families because of the presence of the baths and a grassed picnic area, as well as a children's playground.
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  • A quiet enclave of Manly. A mix of architecture, remnants of gracious homes in this area. An almost private beach. 
    A quiet enclave of Manly. A mix of architecture, remnants of gracious homes in this area. An almost private beach.  more »
  • Most people as soon as they get to Manly head for the shops or back beach or the Corso, leaving this place relatively quiet, it is a very nice walk. 
    Most people as soon as they get to Manly head for the shops or back beach or the Corso, leaving this place relatively quiet, it is a very nice walk.  more »
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  • Nice quiet beach, unfortunately a lot of rubbish lying around and even in the fence off pool
  • Vry windy ....went for fishing unfortunately no fish took the bait

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