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“The best fish and chips”
Review of Manly Beach

Manly Beach
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Ranked #27 of 503 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 March 29, 2012

We go to Manly for the wonderful ferry ride over and the fish and chip experience as the beach itself does not appeal (but is nice). The fish and chips without a doubt are the best I have found in Sydney - outside of fine dining. Take your pick from the many shop owners, but be sure to visit the ones with the biggest queues as it is worth it. The fish is sooo fresh.

The reason it gets a very good rating instead of 5 stars is Manly really is for those who like the water - there isn't much else around except for that and pubs where we went. The main thoroughfare has shops (mainly food places) but it is besieged with seagulls so isn't a comfortable spot to rest up and eat!

The ferry is the stock standard commuter ferry which we found cheap and a really nice trip. There is plenty of opportunity for great photos on the way to Manly and this is just as good as taking one of the cruise vessels.

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank GJ E
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Lovely beach knocks spots of Bondi its clean plenty of places to sit on the grass if you dont want to get covered in sand, nice walk around the side by the surf school

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Most of the ferries are so old you wonder if they are safe! But maybe that's part of the charm. It IS the only way to do your Manly visit - far better and cheaper than taking the hydrofoil or the long way round by road. You get to view the best harbour in the world from the water, fell the wind in your hair, and maybe get a little seasick if the water's choppy crossing the heads.

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank anniegetyagun
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Beautiful sandy beach that is large enough that even busy days don't feel crowded. Lots of restaurants nearby to choose from when hunger strikes.

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

really nice Ferry ride, walk through manly, and then a great beach, with superb walks in all directions. We had a great day out.

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank clive c
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