We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Manly Beach

Steyne St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 2 9976 1430
Update attraction details
Ranked #17 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Book a Tour

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 »
Write a Review

1,690 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,022
    501
    145
    17
    5
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Wembdon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A great beach and backed by some good shops and facilities including places to eat and buy beach stuff so overall one of the better options in Sydney

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The ferry ride over from darling harbor was enjoyable but crowded. It was difficult to get a good seat. We learned for the ride back. We had a nice walk through some of the shops and had Fish and Chips and a beer at one of the Pubs on the Tasman Sea Side. It made for a nice afternoon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Manly has a great atmosphere, and while it can become busy during the holidays, it is still a beautiful place to visit. Be prepared to pay for parking if you spend more than two hours there, or if you park on the water front. The walk from Queenscliff to Shelly is really lovely and the foot paths are very wide.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarina, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Ferry over to Manly walk up thru the mall to Manly Beach and then seafood lunch without much wait was terrific

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Catch the ferry at circular quay, very well signed. Half hour trip to manly, great views of the harbour. Manly is a lovely seaside suburb, have breakfast or lunch on the beach front. Great walks and surf beach

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This beach is 2klm long and a wonderful spot for locals and tourists. This is the best beach in Sydney for tourists with its shops and restaurants and bars.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The view as soon as you get off the ferry is just breath taking. I met friends for lunch at Many. There is a beautiful pathway from the ferry. There were so many restaurants to choose from. After lunch my friends and I went for a walk to take in the beautiful views of Manly and to work lunch off!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and do for a full day, from the beach at the ferry, through the shopping area to beach and ocean views, a great day experienced

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful beach and surrounding area, walk the Corso it's just brilliant. enjoy great food and drinks at manly wharf. a great place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iloilo City, Iloilo City, Philippines
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

love this more than bondi. less backbackers, less commercialism. choices of restaurants were better and over all, i find this more elegant than bondi/

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Manly Beach also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 
Sydney, New South Wales
 

Been to Manly Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Manly Beach, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing