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Address: Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Best beach in manly

Perfect laid back sunday afternoon vibes. Free BBQ and great for swimming. Theres even a little bit of shade towards the back of the beach for when it gets too hot in the day.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect laid back sunday afternoon vibes. Free BBQ and great for swimming. Theres even a little bit of shade towards the back of the beach for when it gets too hot in the day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful location away from the huge crowds, a short walk from the main strip at Manly. But the restaurants and cafes get packed in the season, so best to eat and drink in Manly itself and then take the beautiful walk

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a great place to visit and unwind. Lovely to go with the kids great views and easy place to just hang out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, walk up the Corso to Manly Beach & turn right & follow the pathway for 15min walk to Shelly Bch. Have a swim & a suntan along the way, the sharks dont bite here, not so far anyway, have refreshments at Fairy Bower or Shelly. This must be one of the most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Off the beaten track but accessible, with a nice restaurant and facilities. Sheltered but open to the ocean and has a beautiful natural setting. Busy at weekends but quiet in the week with mums and kids just doing the Aussie thing best .. chilling out and soaking up the enjoyment of the place.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant walk around Fairy Bower mainly flat with nice views and coffee shops along the way. Excellent for a pleasant stroll or a run for the fitness people

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a beautiful shore dive off Shelly's beach. Great place to brush up on your diving skills or even enjoy a guided tour with pro dive Manly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just around the corner from Sydney's famous Manly beach is a great secluded little beach that has really great snorkelling, it's sheltered enough to miss the big waves and has lots of sea life along the parameters on either side ( keep a look out for the resident Eastern Blue Groper). It's a popular spot for divers as well and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a sheltered kid friendly beach this is for you. This beach is clean, and welcoming, the water is calm and perfect for kids. We found a shady spot near the rocks but hats and sunscreen are a must. We took a pleasant walk down from the main street of Manly to the beach, there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely pretty beach with space for picnics, a cafe for takeaways or sit out, also a graded ocean so safer for swimming, or you can snorkel by the rocks, or just paint a picture. Surrounded by gardens there is some parking , or you can walk along from Manly and see the water dragons basking on the path edge. Winter... 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.
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