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Manly Beach

Steyne St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 2 9976 1430
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Ranked #20 of 297 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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Granger, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The ferry ride to Manly is a "must do" and affords wonderful views along the 30 or so minute ride. The town of Manly was pleasant but unremarkable and the beach, in my opinion, does not compare to Bondi Beach. Having done both, if I could only pick one to do over, I'd pick Bondi.

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Manly spring is here so its time to hit the manly beach to enjoy the manly sun, sea and sand. Be manly at manly beach, so take off your manly shirt and enjoy the manly sea with a cooling swim. Play some manly volleyballs and build some manly sandcastle is a good way to spend a manly weekend. Lots of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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San Francisco Bay Area California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is such a beautiful beach, the pictures don't do the sand, water and sky justice. The surrounding vendors are run of the mill but theres a clean accessible bathroom and plenty of sugary sand to sink your toes into. Well worth the ferry trip.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Manly is the second best known beach in Sydney, maybe best known to the northern locals because is is a 1/2 hour ferry ride from the city. it's worth it if you are coming from that direction; the ferry ride itself is the best tour you can take, and a short stroll through the heart of Manly pedestrian mall brings... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I had a relaxing afternoon by the beach and time flew by while I was reading my book. A very nice place to spend time and watch the world go by.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

just went here the other day, and the weather is just perfect. hang out with classmates and friends. nice beach.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

To get to manly you must take the ferry. It is not cheap but you should it. From the ferry you will have a great view of Sydney (look at the Opera !! ) and once in Manly, you will realise why its worth it. this is a small city with a beach. Has all a city has + a... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I couldn't do bondi beach and thus I am not in a position to compare manly and bondi. Talking of Manly alone, the beach was nice and very active with surfers training. I have been to several beautiful Asian beaches. Two things differentiate Manly : 1. Green water in shores (which is not very often a case on Asian beaches... More

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I am not a big beach person and I also don't care for the crowds. If I were a surfer or a singles twenty-something this would be the best place to spend a day.

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