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Manly Beach

Beach, Surf Spot, and Bathing Area
Manly, Manly
  • Ali C.
    "Beautiful beach for relaxing, surfing & people watching"(8 Tips)
    Feisal F.
    "Not as crowded as Bondi although not during weekeend tho."(10 Tips)
    Pete C.
    "Laugh at tourists silly enough to fee chips to man eating seagulls."(8 Tips)
    Delaney G.
    "Also the ferry ride from the city is beautiful!"(3 Tips)
138 Tips and reviews
  • surfing
  • scenic views
  • ferry ride
  • beach
  • seagulls
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  • Ting
    TingDecember 20, 2014
    Spend at least a couple of hours here to chill and watch the waves roll. The 30mins ferry ride from Circular Quay to here is a great way to sightsee Sydney Harbour.
  • Rune S.
    Rune SovndahlFebruary 3, 2015
    Manly beach is large and there is space it's got sand and surf and it's nice to visit, and the number of bars along the strip makes it good for the les discerning beech goer and worthwhile
  • Natalya S.
    Natalya ShantyDecember 20, 2015
    I liked this place. There is peaceful and relaxed if compare with Bondi beach.The ocean a bit cold,but rest on the beach is very nice. Unfortunately, all cafe around beach are closed around 7 pm.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BealeDecember 7, 2013
    As many of the tips have noted- don't leave your rubbish on the sand- it's a beautiful beach and such a shame after a summers day to see it littered with McDonald's bags etc- and don't feed gulls!
  • Feisal F.
    Feisal FeiMarch 5, 2015
    one of iconic beach in Sydney. Not as crowded as Bondi although not during weekeend tho. Somehow i feel cozier here than any other beach in Sydney basin area
  • Jesse J.
    Jesse JohnstonFebruary 8, 2015
    With so many beaches on the eastern Australian coast, it's hard to recommend one over the other. Manly is too touristy to enjoy on your own or as a family, but is (probably) a great place for singles.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaDecember 1, 2015
    Get some sun before the thirst hits then quench it at Manly Wine on the way to Shelly Beach. Don't forget to reapply sunscreen often, that Sydney sun is no joke!
  • Sorn Savisith |.
    Esplanade Fish and chips really great. Movenpick Icecream is tasty. Many clubs near by. A lot of Bikini's, Dogs, Seagulls and surf board. Wanna come back again. ^^
  • Delaney G.
    Delaney GoreckiFebruary 28
    Nice tourists beach that's not bondi. Many shops and cafes, and there are lessons that are great for beginners. Also the ferry ride from the city is beautiful!
  • Prathamesh P.
    Prathamesh PhadnisApril 19, 2014
    Lovely environment, white sand, clean areas, clear water, scenic photographic locations and fabulous food on the coast.
  • Julia
    JuliaMarch 28, 2013
    If you catch the day when the currents are strong - then swimming is prohibited on the most of the beach except for the most northern and southern parts. And the sea is way more dirty then Bondi.
  • Elke B.
    Elke BeldéMarch 28, 2015
    The best place for a nice relaxing stroll along the beach, cool places for coffee... Ferry ride from Syd to Manly gives the best view of opera house and bridge!
  • Chung H.
    Chung HoNovember 5, 2014
    Definitely one of my favourites - beautiful, lots of space and close to shops, food and pubs.
  • Hakan E.
    Hakan EnginSeptember 28, 2014
    Beautiful beach and place but especially on sundays it is too may have to wait ferry queue to return to Sdney.
  • Simon Xuan S.
    Simon Xuan ShenDecember 25, 2016
    Can get a tad windy at times but a nice spot to relax! Kayak and board rental on wharf side nearby if you're feeling adventurous!
  • Armando E.
    Armando ElfiMay 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to run, surf everytime.. Practice sport enjoying the ocean, birds, trees and much more of the nature .. Many people around the world visit here
  • Alen S.
    Alen SubatDecember 7, 2014
    Scenic view and beautiful beach. Less "touristic" than Bondi for sure.
  • Glaucia M.
    Nice place to hang out. if you don't feel like going to the beach, buy something to eat on the stairs
  • Simon H.
    Simon HeyesJanuary 10, 2013
    Learn to surf at Manly Surf School, located on the beach. Lessons every few hours - go early to avoid big groups.
  • Anita
    AnitaFebruary 26, 2015
    Bring your joggers for a beautiful scenic run along the walkway, then jump straight in the surf to cool you down - perfect!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MorganMarch 13, 2013
    Best pub is 4 pines, best bar the styne. Don't urinate on the corso or you'll end up in the manly daily
  • Kola B.
    Kola BelloJanuary 3, 2015
    Awesome views and good vibes on this beach. Good shopping along the boardwalk
  • MakeMyTrip. com
    MakeMyTrip. comSeptember 9, 2011
    The food n wine festival at Manly is a must visit...u get to taste from a variety of exclusive range of wine Read more
  • Babak E.
    Babak ElinMarch 21
    Top of the mountain has a gorgeous view to the main beach and ocean #manlybeach
  • Holly A.
    Holly AtkinsonOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Seagulls WILL eat your food out of your hands, even if you're taking a bite out of it. They are scum! My advice, eat away from the main beach.
  • Tanya V.
    Beautiful place! Bought many things here around this place.. there's a cheap dress shop around this place that sells clothing for like aud 5!!
  • Sufian I.
    Sufian IskandarNovember 9, 2016
    Great place to have good seafood,it's a bit on the high end but I would not mind to pay a bit extra for quality.
  • Alycia E.
    Alycia EdmondsJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Manly Mexican is super yummy. Tostadas are my fav - beware of the large sizes.- they may cause harm and in some cases could be fatal
  • Ishan C.
    Ishan ChatterjeeMarch 30, 2016
    Scenic views, and not as crowded as the other beaches!
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoweFebruary 27, 2016
    Great surfing beach with good food options nearby. Not far from the ferry either
  • Boon K.
    Boon KohJanuary 13
    Small lockers at the Blue rental tent in the middle of the beach. But only until 4:30pm!
  • Balázs G.
    Balázs G.January 4
    Really nice beach, altogether well worth coming to Manly. Limited bathing options though.
  • Lucila d.
    Lucila de FrancischiAugust 1, 2015
    The water is beautiful, shades of blue and green, but in winter I didn't have courage to go in!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ConradJanuary 3, 2015
    Outstanding beach. Toilets and changing rooms are near the middle.
  • Océane C.
    Nice beach. Not to crowded on the morning. Full of surfers 🏄
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoweFebruary 27, 2016
    Love this beach, even though it can get pretty crowded at times
  • Wendy L.
    Wendy LeungAugust 28, 2015
    Much prettier than Bondi beach. Bower have great food and wonderful view.
  • Ali C.
    Ali CotterDecember 26, 2014
    Beautiful beach for relaxing, surfing & people watching
  • Joanna
    JoannaJune 27, 2015
    Great beach. Stunning sunsets. Better than Bondi.
  • Camille M.
    Camille MarkeySeptember 29, 2013
    Tasty ice cream (mango & banana) at Móvënpik!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrownOctober 20, 2015
    The open spaces and beach with a laid back atmosphere.
  • Kepahe
    KepaheMay 6
    Beach, people watching, souvenir shopping, eating out
  • Martin A.
    Martin AssmannSeptember 6, 2015
    Free wifi available from the nearby library. Connect to Surf City wi-fi. No password required.
  • Marc B.
    Marc BrouwerJanuary 5, 2012
    Take your own beer along! They way overcharge you for a beer @ Sugar at the beach
  • Ed G.
    Ed GolesNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Run 3k before then sunset and quick swim before a Steak pale ale at Charlies Bar,priceless #the placetobe
  • Julia
    JuliaMarch 28, 2013
    Yet the promenade is marvelous and volleyball zone will keep you busy playing)
  • nicole
    nicoleDecember 5, 2014
    Smaller than expected, but it's a good place to walk your dog & have a picnic.
  • Stephen J.
    Stephen JiaApril 25, 2013
    awesome place for surfing!also a wonderful place for holiday
  • Alycia E.
    Alycia EdmondsDecember 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Wok Bar on Belgrave st is delicious, fresh, filled with flavor and cheap!
  • Edward K.
    Edward KindredJune 21, 2010
    If getting in the water go to the southern end of the beach, Its less crowded by tourists and is always patrolled.
  • Måns R.
    Måns RenntunJanuary 20, 2016
    Great place for kids. The waves weren't that big.
  • Miles N.
    Miles NgMay 5, 2015
    Scenic views!! One of my most favorite places in Sydney.
  • Teddy M.
    Teddy MoreauJanuary 5
    One of the best in Sydney if not the best?
  • Sacha
    SachaApril 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't feed the seagulls - it's bad for them, and annoying for people trying to eat their lunch.
  • Michael S.
    Great for surfers, not so much for swimmers. We were not allowed to swim as it was too windy on that day.
  • Dezzy
    DezzyFebruary 15, 2011
    Watch out for the seagulls on The Corso those things are feral they'll take your food if your not careful :P
  • Ed G.
    Ed GolesDecember 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    There isn't a better sensation than running after an awful work day all the way long queenscliff to shelly til the deafh
  • Liliána B.
    Liliána Balogh🌺December 26, 2015
    Very nice beach with the corso
  • Susana Sarlenga
    Susana SarlengaJanuary 6, 2014
    The walk to Shelly beach and snorkeling in Shelly beach
  • Buddheesha W.
    My personal favourite beach in Sydney.
  • Zainab A.
    Zainab AlboloushiJanuary 25, 2016
    Really beautiful beach and great view for driving
  • Dimitris V.
    Dimitris VerverellisMarch 24, 2016
    One of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney!
  • Kirk S.
    Kirk SymonsJanuary 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    on sundays north steyne surf club does BBQ bacon and egg sammies.. best brekkie in manly
  • Yus t.
    Yus t1n4February 23, 2015
    Most beautiful beach in Australia! 😍
  • Sam S.
    Sam SchuurmanNovember 19, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    ManlyMexican - is amazing food. If you go get the tostada you won't regret it.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyMarch 7, 2015
    Awesome surf!
  • Josh W.
    Josh WaymanOctober 14, 2015
    Try get public transport there. Parking is a nightmare.
  • David L.
    David LennardAugust 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to live
  • Kiana C.
    Kiana CarleFebruary 6, 2011
    Enjoy fish and chips at Manly Ocean Foods. Then a nice ice cream from Copenhagen
  • David F.
    David FrazierJuly 14, 2013
    Its near public transport witch is very good.
  • Myriam B.
    Myriam BoutinSeptember 7, 2014
    Lovely beach, busy & you can surf.
  • Alexa H.
    Alexa HohenbergMarch 18, 2012
    Check out Cafe La Bas on Pittwater Road for real good coffee
  • Josef F.
    Josef FrnkaApril 29
    Great place to learn how to surf.
  • David F.
    David FrazierOctober 11, 2013
    Swim between the. Flags have r good weekend.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SchulnerApril 29, 2014
    You can rent a surf board for $15 an hour
  • Josh P.
    Josh PartijoApril 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always less crowded up the northern end.
  • Bianca
    BiancaApril 8, 2011
    Great location for fish & chips on the beach. Be warned. Nasty seagulls like an episode from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds!
  • Rafa C.
    Rafa CarvalhoJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to live, study and surf
  • Paleo A.
    Paleo AustraliaFebruary 2, 2012
    A barefoot sprint across the beach - perfect Paleo exercise!
  • Ruxi .
    Ruxi 🐯🐈🐾WildcatDecember 27, 2012
    seagulls may steal your food right from your hand, it's funny but be careful
  • Shanae T.
    Shanae TaylorMarch 13, 2015
    Most golden sand I've seen
  • Lady H.
    Lady HobolinaFebruary 14, 2016
    Right by is the manly aquarium
  • matt c.
    matt clarkeJune 10, 2010
    the manly to shelley swim is world class. get fit and watch fish in the marine reserve. nice.
  • Ma. Niña C.
    Ma. Niña CaniconApril 19, 2014
    I just simply love this place..
  • Nick V.
    Nick VoronovNovember 5, 2014
    Most beautiful beach on Sydney.
  • A V.
    A VictorAugust 24, 2011
    Saffron road clothing - excellent dresses for all body shapes!
  • Lina Y.
    Lina YippyNovember 29, 2014
    The seagulls don't hunt for fishes but to eat human food?? Shooo!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GriesingerFebruary 13, 2015
    Watch out for the sharks
  • Tamires N.
    Tamires NogueiraJanuary 23, 2016
    Tooooop! A lot of sports here.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ConradJanuary 3, 2015
    Swim between the red and yellow flags only.
  • Fraser
    FraserDecember 6, 2012
    Lovely place bondi Is better
  • Pete C.
    Pete CNovember 25, 2009
    Esplanade fish and chips. Eat on beach. Laugh at tourists silly enough to fee chips to man eating seagulls.
  • Susan B.
    Susan BellSeptember 15, 2011
    Have lunch at China Beach it is amazing!!!
  • Stacey~Marie
    Stacey~MarieDecember 1, 2013
    Australia's surf city!
  • Albert A.
    Albert AlcocebaFebruary 10
    Been here 5+ times
    Relax and enjoy the views
  • Dmitry S.
    Dmitry StarkeyMarch 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Les known than Bondi
  • James P.
    James PowellApril 14, 2012
    Water, water everywhere so lets all have a drink.
  • Albert A.
    Albert AlcocebaMarch 18
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy the scenic views!
  • Lynne C.
    Lynne ChuaJanuary 7, 2016
    Careful of the waves!
  • Khad
    KhadDecember 29, 2013
    Leave your phone
  • Sean Lim 小.
    Sean Lim 小林方正December 26, 2013
    乘搭渡輪來到 MANLY BEACH。 這是Sydney的suburb。 每逢星期日都會有個週日集市,賣的盡是澳洲人的手工藝品。 不過略嫌小了點兒。 最近澳洲人的優越感在作祟,只要你在只做西人生意的 Cafe 或者商店裡頭, 你就不難察覺很多時候, 他們都把你當成玻璃做似的, 視若無睹。 真頂他們不順。Sunday / 31 AUG 1997 Brazil Cafe.
  • Kak E.
    Kak El harmouchMarch 15, 2015
    Pour les voyageurs la librairie dispose de wifi et de l'électricité parfait
  • Ubirajara O.
    Ubirajara OliveiraSeptember 29, 2014
    Praia muito bonita e de fácil acesso pelos Ferry Boats que servem o Circular Quay.
  • Javila
    JavilaNovember 10, 2015
    Según dicen, una de las playas más bonitas de Sidney y de Australia.
  • Cande B.
    Cande BorgheMarch 22
    Mi playa preferida en Sydney
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