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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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  • Don't really understand why Bondi Beach gets all the buzz when Manly Beach is a lot bigger. Worth the short ferry ride from Circular Quay to get here, with waterfront views of the Harbor Bridge and.....  more
    Don't really understand why Bondi Beach gets all the buzz when Manly Beach is a lot bigger. Worth the short ferry ride from Circular Quay to get here, with waterfront views of the Harbor Bridge and.....  more »
  • On the walk from Manly Beach to the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve we saw water dragons! People were snorkeling and there was a cafe. Great way to spend the day. 
    On the walk from Manly Beach to the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve we saw water dragons! People were snorkeling and there was a cafe. Great way to spend the day.  more »
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  • If you are looking for a good variety of eateries this is The Best place to come to. Heaps to choose from and incredibly night life! Surf is strong, waves are good, life guards are great, best not to swim at night. There is a great pool right at the far end. Have fun at the 8 beach volleyball spots! Awesomeness is!!
  • Shopping and food district is around the right hand side of the beach, where most tourists are as well. If you want a more tranquile and chill beach experience, head to the left hand side of the beach. There’s also a beachside pool and famous wormhole spot there !

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