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“Sun, sea and surf”
Review of Manly Beach

Manly Beach
Ranked #36 of 560 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 31, 2012

Good surfing beach where you can spend the day watching the surfers and the kids in surf school.
Only a short walk through the town from the ferry terminal.

Thank Ardfernbob
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

This is a lovely, long ferry ride from Sydney. Manly is one of the prettiest beaches I've visited, and there's a stunning walk from the harbour to the ocean's face. There are some nice beachfront dining spots, and it feels less touristy than Bondi. I wish I'd come here earlier in my business stay- I might have visited every weekend!

Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

Had a great day with my 11yr old daughter on Manly beach surfing the waves.

Thank debbiefrances
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Although i went on a rainy day,the beach is clean,clorful,white sands with enough people to be bustling but not crowded. The Corso boardwalk is full of cafes,shops,hostels,etc.

Thank Sunbird121
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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.

Thank GJ E
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