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Address: Steyne St, Sydney, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9976 1430
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Sun - Mon 6:00 am - 6:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

SHOP .....in the sunshine with over 200 stores to explore. Discover funky...

SHOP .....in the sunshine with over 200 stores to explore. Discover funky boutiques in hidden lane ways, wander through the weekend outdoor markets or splurge on a whole new wardrobe on The Corso. At every turn, it's sheer shopping pleasure to satisfy everyone. TASTE .....an amazing array of flavours in over 100 cafes, restaurants, bars and eateries. Whether it's a lingering lunch of classy dining, a sumptuous seafood selection for dinner, fast and fresh takeaway or a walk along the beach front with an ice cream in hand. Any time of day or night, you'll find a taste to tempt. LIVE .....life and discover your hidden talents. Get active with surfing, sailing, scuba diving... and everything in between! Take a dip at the beach, or try your hand at beach volleyball. And when relaxation is on the agenda, treat yourself to a hotel stay or enjoy some pampering at one of our many salons. The perfect place for adventure or to relax and explore. FEEL ..... the sand between your toes after a long day at work. Absorb the geography and the nature that makes Manly special. Nestled between the harbour and the ocean, over 40 beaches and walkways give an escape to the daily grind. Just cast out a fishing line, pack a picnic basket, or bask in the sun. Relax in your favourite spot and soak up the serenity.

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Purely gorgeous sun and sand and water cant think of a better way to unwind and relax soak up the sun and chill out

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think Sydney and the greater are has so many nicer beaches even some labour beaches are better. WE have so many nice water ways I really don't get why Manly favoured. Over crowded and dull people

Thank vicenglish1
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Purely gorgeous sun and sand and water cant think of a better way to unwind and relax soak up the sun and chill out

Thank Rachel D
Atlanta, GA
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573 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the ferry to Manly and walked 10-15 minutes to the beach. It a an attractive stretch of sand with good waves for surfing, which was going on along with a competition for lifeboat crews. Great fun, although serious business. One crew member was hurt when her boat capsized. Excellent people watching.

Thank GPBurdell67
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seriously nothing special here, the name brings people to see the surf and lots of bars, restaurants, nothing out of the usual, no exclusive or you must visit, so if you are short in time don't bother to spend time there.

Thank Ciganinha
Chamonix, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a big beach ,it is one of the most popular as Manly is a holiday place ,full of shops and restaurants, but it is clean and safe and most of all easy to reach especially for turists coming with the ferry from Sydney .Not my favourite as I prefer to drive north ,but good for everyone who wants... More 

Thank Lella P
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

30 minutes from circular quay by ferry. A few restaurants by the wharf itself but hold on till you get by the beach. A lane of places u can choose from. We ate at the Mexican street food place. Great! A family beach with the ever fit aussies going about a no of activities.

Thank gayatrisingh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to go to Manly twice. The first time I went to Shelly beach which had no waves but was perfect for beginning and intermediate swimming plus you could snorkel there and see plenty of fish.

Thank 717trishab
County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the beach at Manley today and despite the ferry over being really busy the beach wasn't actually that bad. It is a pretty long beach so everyone is quite spread out. We paid $10 each to rent a sun bed for three hours, which we didn't think was too bad, but if you are organised you could... More 

Thank suzannebrady
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice beach but too many tourists everywhere. If you have a family walk to the end, closer to fresh water beach. There are less people and some nice spots for kids to play

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the ferry from circular quay walked through the cordon and then to Shelley beach very nice and easy. Could recommend even on a dull day.

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Did you get the chance to eat while you were visiting Shelly Beach? I would recommend The Boathouse for lunch for your next visit! Take a look at their menu here.. http://www.theboathousesb.com.au/menus More 

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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbor Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.