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“Lovely place and not far from the hustle and bustle of Sydney”
Review of Manly Beach

Manly Beach
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Ranked #36 of 551 things to do in Sydney
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Across to Manley by ferry - easy to do. Nice little bay on arrival. Cross the road and walk through the town centre to the other beach which was very good.

Thank GenevieveLeedsUK
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

You must visit Manly and Shelly beach ... just beautiful, relaxing and sums up the cafe culture in its finest. Coffee watching the waves in the sunshine ... perfect morning without a doubt, definatly Sydneys best beach.

Thank Hgang
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

we took the ferry from circular quay in sydney harbour and after a 30 minute trip we arrived at manly beach. just a 10 minute walk straight ahead from the ferry wharf and voila you see the wonderful pacific ocean. nice beach and very hot in march. dont forget the sun screen !
really a gorgeous day trip or have a drink at night in one of the numerous bars and restaurants. last ferry at 11.40 pm or something so you have plenty of time :)
not to be missed !
by the way the one and only inexpensive supermarket in sydney is in the manly terminal , aldi ! so get some food on your way back haha

1  Thank adrianmiami
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Gorgeous long sandy beach. We went by ferry and walked up through the street full of lovely shops, then sat on the beach eating the famous Manly fish and chips..... Fantastic!

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We took the ferry out to Manly beach - it was definitely worth seeing. The waves were huge the day were were there and they were telling people to stay out of the water, though quite a few went in anyway. It is a very urban beach experience (more like Brighton Beach Brooklyn than the Caribbean) but the beach was clean, the people were nice, the facilities were clean and there were plenty of restaurants and shops. A great, quick, easy, day trip from the city.

Thank LisaMarieDias
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