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Manly Beach

Steyne St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 2 9976 1430
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Ranked #21 of 300 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Manly beach after being recommended by a friend. It's one of the nicest beach areas I have had the pleasure of visiting. The weather wasn't the best when we visited, but the beach was still busy. Lots of people walking along the beach front & catching waves. We had a beer & wine at the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This was a really nice beach to swim at. It had very warm waters and lovely sand also. However, sharks do come and go so be wary of the shark siren sounding!

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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach, easily accessed by ferry, which is a bonus, as you get to see some spectacular views on the way. Perfect for a day trip to chill, surf and for people watching

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It is a beach, it is in Manly, worth the ferry trip by the way, especially in stormy weather, a bit exciting. Cool suffer types and families messing around, as good as Bondi but without the cachet.

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San Diego, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I went off season and it was crowded as heck! Don't think i'd enjoy it in the peak of summer. We ate at the Pantry which had an excellent view, incredible food/cocktails although it was very pricy.

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A beach lovers paradise, the ferry trip to get there gives a wonderful view of the harbour, on the day we went there were so many large yachts on the water. Some great walks along the coast from cenrtal Manly.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Take the ferry from Sydney Harbour and 30 minutes later you can be on Manly beach. Very popular with families. Lots of restaurants locally just a stones throw away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was my first visit to Manly. We walked along the beach on the scenic path, admiring the fantastic view. We did not get in the water but it was sad to see warning signs about pollution; some people did not seem to mind though and it was fun watching them swim from above. Back to the wharf, we had... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Surf boards are available to those who love to surf! Water very cold but a great location - lots of shops and ice cream parlours around. A lovely, lively beach

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Manly Beach was not on my itinerary at all. Decided to ditch Watson's Bay and head to Manly Beach instead. This place surprised me. Firstly, there are rows of shops for the shopaholics. The beach was really clean and the weather was perfect. There were toilets available and quite frankly, a great place for families to bring their children to.... More

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