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Manly Beach
Manly Beach

Manly Beach

Manly Beach is a popular destination to explore, play and stay while enjoying some of Sydney’s most stunning locations. This breathtaking beach makes up part of Australia’s East Coast and is among one of the famous Northern Beaches.

This beach stretches from Queenscliff Beach to North Steyne Beach, making it a perfect paradise for nature lovers and beach-goers.

Manly Beach Sydney, Ferry, Restaurants, Cafes, Parking & Accommodation Map

This renowned holiday destination was named in honour of the indigenous people who once called the area home. The beach, named by Captain Arthur Phillip, was inspired by words about manly behaviour and unbridled confidence, hence the name Manly Cove.

The beaches’ history dates back to 1903, and this was the very first seaside resort to encourage swimming and surfing in those days. It is little wonder that Manly Beach is quite famous today, with surfers looking for the perfect break.

Take the ferry ride to the beach and start with a stroll on The Corso, a pedestrian-only strip home to tens of shops ranging from surf shops to gift stores, bars, cafes and a supermarket. Get your beach gear conveniently from any of these stores and head to the beach.

On arrival at Manly Beach, nothing beats the spectacular views of this golden shore. The pristine sands stretch for three kilometres along the clear sea.

Enjoy sunbathing on the beach, where you can rent chairs and umbrellas from vendors. Alternatively, head out to the patrolled swimming areas and dip in the water to cool off the summer heat.

A trip to Manly Beach is incomplete without surfing; this beach has consistent swells that create the perfect conditions to ride a wave. The sheltered areas of the coastal line are ideal for beginners who are learning how to surf.

Some of the facilities available at Manly Beach include public toilets, showers, picnic areas, an electric BBQ, a kiosk and garbage bins. The beach is easily accessible from Sydney and within walking distance of other regional beaches.

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