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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 July 2003

Manly Beach is a must see. Just a short boat ride from Circular Quay. On the boat ride to Manly you will get an up close look at the Sydney Harbor bridge and the Opra House (great photo ops.) when you get there you just...More

14  Thank OnAir15895
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Fortunately I wasn't traveling with my family, but I had walked from the ferry directly to the beach and found a spot, by 1pm, I realized that this prime spot was topless. There is a family friendly spot about a 100 meters down the beach.

9  Thank kloudkckr
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We travel to Manly, several times a year as we love the feel of the place. Beautiful surfing beach, great cafes & shopping. We always stay at either Novotel or The Sebel & are happy with both, especially the Sebel. Easy walk to catch the...More

Thank Fat7
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if I do a weekend trip to sydney I will squeeze in time to hop on the ferry to Manly Beach. The ferry ride is fabulous u get great views of the bridge and the oph for photo ops. The beach is bigger and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great beach not so crawdy with a lot of facilities. There is a pool further and an other beach great also where yiu can do snorkeling -> Shelly beach

Thank nathaliesD8936IU
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love Manly Beach! better than Bondi Beach... more laid back. Great weekend market. Clean sea water and white sand :)

1  Thank Trudy K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the ferry from Circular Quay and enjoy the ride to Manly Beach. Once you are there, in addition to a wonderfully huge beach, there are great places to eat and shop.

Thank Fearless730216
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rode the SpeedFerry from Sydney to Manly Harbor and enjoyed every minute of it on the way. Manly was all welcoming the moment we stepped on the wharf, till we returned. It was a Saturday eve so the mood among tourists was livelier than usual,...More

Thank SabirSS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ❤️ Manly. The ferry drops you off in a great location and we walked along the Corso to the beach. WOW! We could’ve stayed right there forever, not too busy at this time and there were families, couples, groups of people all doing their...More

1  Thank P6192FWkarenj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the Ferry the trip is extremely enjoyable. Expect rough seas for the last part of the trip.Walk to the Beach and back to the terminal.

Thank Bernard G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice ferry ride to this place takes about 30mins and great view's,beach itself tidy plenty of eating places in area a veriety of prices, good clear water and well life guarded,but just like most beaches it depends what you want😎👍

Thank BazzaKidwelly
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to Manly. Getting across from the city was so easy and nice on the Manly ferry with beautiful views of North Head. The beaches are just beautiful. Heaps of places to swim and the beaches are well patrolled. We had...More

Thank MarnieW150
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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 Harbour 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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10 September 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
5 August 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
9 March 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 :)