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Manly Beach

Steyne St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 2 9976 1430
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Ranked #20 of 296 Attractions in Sydney
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
Traveler Description: Manly Beach is  "seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care"  - a quote penned by the Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company who were... more »
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great beach get Ferry from Sydney Harbour and a few minutes later you are on the beautiful Manly Beach. Best way to see Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House etc

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Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, clean beach with white sand. Lots of shops and restaurants. Pay parking.( $6/hour) We went in the August so it was pretty empty. Would love to go back to experience it in the Australian summer. I'm sure it would be even more amazing!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Definitely a go for great views of the ocean & If you are adventurous to get to "North Head", you"ll catch a great view of the cliff & the city far away. There's also a heritage trail for those who are interested in the Australian military history. Do prep some light food & drinks as cafes are not available as... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I would go hear 10 times out of 10 over Bondi. Its a better beach and the main street has shopping and food right there. Skip Bondi and go to Manly. Hop in the ferry to get there as well and you have had a great day out.

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The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You only go to Manley because of the ferry from Sydneu harbour. Not a bad destination at all, and I recommend to do that at the end of the afternoon when the sun sets on the way back to Sydney. Manley is a small town, beach is attractive if you only stay in Sydney. Those that go up North will... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Everyone talked about bondi beach before we went out there and although bondi was nice manly beach was just something else and the boys had a great time doing all the watersports was an excellent day just a shame we didn't have more time to spend here

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Not too crowded (at least the time I went) like Bondi beach can get sometimes and the waves are amazing, suitable for a swim or a surf. An overall enjoyable time!

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Took the ferry here and enjoyed the beach along with the shops. There were tons of shops but it wasn't crowd and really got to enjoy everything it had to offer.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A beautiful sandy beach with a lovely walk alongside. We saw Eastern Water Dragons up close, ate ice-cream and enjoyed the sunshine. The Ben and Jerrys store across the road was a welcome addition too!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You can reach Manly beach from the ferry terminal in central sydney, takes you 15 minutes max. There are some nice restaurants along the beach and some shops to buy the necessary things. Its a nice long strech of beach. Wer were there for a lunch in one of the BBQ restaurants along the beach, which was good.

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