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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 and large beach that is only a short walk from the ferry. The town is filled with cute stores, cafes and restaurants making for a great day trip. The ferry ride from circular quay is about.....  more
    Beautiful and large beach that is only a short walk from the ferry. The town is filled with cute stores, cafes and restaurants making for a great day trip. The ferry ride from circular quay is about.....  more »
  • Nice to stroll along. Plenty of eateries etc ands hope nearby if you want to shop. All really lovely and the small market had some interesting things on Saturday 
    Nice to stroll along. Plenty of eateries etc ands hope nearby if you want to shop. All really lovely and the small market had some interesting things on Saturday  more »
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  • A beach with high waves, ideal for surfing.
  • Beautiful beach 👍 Although very busy & crowded.

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