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Manly Beach

Steyne St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 2 9976 1430
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Ranked #19 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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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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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A trip to manly on the ferry from circular quay is a great way to spend a sunny day! The beach view is very scenic and there are plenty of cafes to enjoy a quick bite and coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This beach is not crowded as bondi beach. and is perfect for those who loves more space with loved ones, or for those who love little alone time. On summer this beach will be full of surfers, and we were there on august. and was not too crowded.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Manly is the sort of place most people would love to live if they were to stay for a year or more here. There is everything you could want, topped off with a beautiful beach with 'real sand' and tides that give you a challenge. As with most seaside resorts it is at its best during the Spring, Summer and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the true Sydney, skip Bonding and take the ferry to Manly. While Bondi is full of (Kiwi) tourists and backpackers, Manly is a breath of fresh air with a more beautiful beach, excellent cafe scene and the ferry ride is worth it alone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Took the ferry from Sydney Harbor to the zoo and then on to Manly Beach for a walk on the beach and a quick bite. When you approach the landing there is a nice restaurant, spots to rent Bikes and a small beach front area. It is a couple of blocks to Manly beach from the ferry landing, but a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Manly is a great place for exercise ,food and family . You'll find a casual relaxed atmosphere with a clean and fresh feel . Beautiful beaches run into each other up the coast so don't stop here - Bondi has the view and an edgier feel but Manly has everything and generally a more safe and family feel to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach and coastal walk. The beach and pathways were very clean. A few nice shops and the usual toursity tat! Delicious fish and chips but choose your picnic spot carefully and watch out for the seagulls- they are quite happy to steal your food from your hand! On our 2 visits here we were forunate enough to see whales... More

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