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“Very exciting hub of Manly”
Review of Manly Beach

Manly Beach
Ranked #36 of 554 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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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 January 3, 2014

We took the ferry over to enjoy the beach and it was absolutely packed with sun bathers and people just enjoying the water and beach. It was a bright sunny day and the tide was in. There are rifts but lifesavers are continually patrolling and ensuring people swim between the flags.

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Beautiful clean beach with mesmerising breakers. The town behind is slightly tacky but friendly and quaint.

Thank avrilg520
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Spent a Lovely Afternoon at Manly Beach. Far superior to Bondi in every way. More restaurants, less crowded and more to do.,

Thank vettesfl
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

This area is a lot of fun. Laying on the beach is a treat, but just steps away are shops and restaurants. Easy to get to with the ferries.

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Manly has grown a lot since I was last there in 2000, but it's, for the most part, well done. The beach is still lovely and clean, and the shops and restaurants are largely of a good quality. Not honkey-tonk like a lot of large beach towns.

Thank JMS18
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