Manly Beach, Sydney

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#1 of 461 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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  • To go directly on the high speed ferry from Circular Quay station on the waterfront, the very access, Opera House and bridge ferry approaching great spread landscape. It was because apart from during the week it was, and the city or people less laid-back. Rent a Board in a surf shop on the beach front, was surfing. Town quay was windy (South-East based on forecast), but manly Southeast wind side while cutting in wind and had some waves. But the effect of wind on the Konami! and I think. But very nice atmosphere! Useful to have a shower on the beach.
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  • After having a monsoon off the coast of Cairns during our stay, we were happy to spend a sunny day at Manly beach when we got to Sydney. Took the Manly Fast Ferry from Circular Quay. We brought towels...  more »
  • Easy to get there, beautiful beach, If you are plan on going to Australia u should visit this place.  more »
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  • Pointless beach. Looks nice but no facilities whatsoever, so not possible to enjoy anything. Not a single shower on the entire beach and the toilets are disgusting and have no running water. Supposed to be some great tourist beach, but don't bother as you will have to take the ferry home covered in sand and wet clothes.
  • Great beach to spend time.. Riding on ferry from circular Quay to here is too good.. Spent good time by walking across the beach and seeing volley ball games happened..
  • Nice beach. Surf can hold great quality. When it's a tad overcast on dusk with no wind it's some of the glassiest conditions I've surfed. Long walled great shape when the banks are on. Heaving barrels when its on are well makable. Nice ferry ride over too if coming from that side of town.
  • Still one of the best beaches in Sydney with an awesome promenade for a bike ride.
  • Love the volleyball nets. We bring our school here for sport.

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