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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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  • Less pretentious, a better journey via the manly ferry and about four beaches to choose from. Get yourself some noodles and sit by the foreshore …. 
    Less pretentious, a better journey via the manly ferry and about four beaches to choose from. Get yourself some noodles and sit by the foreshore ….  more »
  • We have been to Manly several times over the years. There are lots of lovely walks, lots of fantastic eateries etc. Family friendly atmosphere. Dogs and kids everywhere. 
    We have been to Manly several times over the years. There are lots of lovely walks, lots of fantastic eateries etc. Family friendly atmosphere. Dogs and kids everywhere.  more »
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  • A beach with high waves, ideal for surfing.
  • Beautiful beach 👍 Although very busy & crowded.

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