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Manly Beach

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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...more
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Sydney, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very good lifeguard service, so safe swimming in the waves. Large but cosy beach with plenty facilities to shop and/or eat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annet J
Reviewed yesterday

Beach is beautiful which stunning water and sand. Unfortunately there were quite a few rips when we went and we were advised by life guards to remain between the flags. Unfortunately for us the flags weren't placed very far apart due to the volume of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maryia_12
Reviewed yesterday

We LOVED Manly Beach! We were there for NYE and it wasn't too terribly crowded. We got there around 11 each day and still were able to get rental lounge chairs and umbrella. The water was super cold though! Lots of shops around plus places...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SammieSam218
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful beach but massive amounts of tourists on the main streets and the beach. Lots of screaming babies, etc. some very nice places once you get off of the main streets. Nice for a very quick ferrry ride and brief visit, but definitely not quaint...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ksP3281FS
Reviewed yesterday

Go for a walk along the promenade. Beach volleyball lessons - even in winter, dogs being taken for walks (one even carrying its' own lead). Catch the Ferry from Circular Quay and see the Harbour from a different perspective then have lunch in Manly. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MargotM342
Reviewed yesterday

Manly has a lot more to offer in terms of dining, shopping and general sightseeing than the famed Bondi, so if you have time to just "do one", this is the one.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Traveler34104
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

lovely area with a great beach and shops. beach is attended by lots of lifeguards but beware of strong currents

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank irish5haun
Reviewed yesterday

May be less iconic but I prefer it. Also easier to get to (ferry). Has everything you need plus some good walks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brunlea
Reviewed 2 days ago

A bustling beach even during the week with many toursit and local bodies taking in the sunny day. Just the right amount ot eateries, picnic tables, and a cooling breeze to make this a must-be-visited place during a Sydney Holiday.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LivingTheWidth
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the Manly ferry over on a Sunday and it was super crowded. No free spots on the beach. Tons of people, prams, surfers and sun worshippers. Try to visit during the week versus weekend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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September 9, 2018|
Response from Aussie49er | Reviewed this property |
Manly Beach is an excellent location. In addition to the beach there are some great restaurants and bars and a whole coastline of beaches. The of Sydney is only 30 mins by ferry or 15 mins by fast ferry. Several great walks... More
August 5, 2018|
Response from 336Chelsea | Reviewed this property |
The beauty of Sydney and it’s suburbs, is you can simply walk out of your hotel - and find little communities, neighbourhoods where all the locals are which have great cafes and dining options. It’s safe to say any hotel or... More
Christine H
March 9, 2018|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes I am sorry , I have no idea? I would think the hotel where you are staying would be able to help out though :)
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Donna B
Bed and Breakfasts in Manly (1 Replies)
We are coming to Sydney in October and want to stay 10 days at a nice B and B in Manly. I've narrowed it down to: The Manly Lodge, Manly Beach B and B, Quest Grande Escalade and Periwinkle. Can anyone tell me which would be the nicest. We are senior citizens and do not want to "rough it." Thank you so much.
January 27, 2009|