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Reviewed yesterday

The walk from Manley Beach round the coast to Shelley beach is one of my favourites it is not crowded and it is great watching the waves break their is a cafe and toilets along the route and a great pub/ restaurant at Shelley Beach.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a spectacular way to get some exercise and fresh air while taking in the stunning water views. We came on a Saturday morning and walked from Manly to Forty Baskets, had a meal at Forty Beans Cafe and then walked back. There are...More

Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit Manly Corso and then take a walk along the southern end of the beach and follow the path around to Shelley Beach past the Blue Pool. There is coffee and food along the way or at the end of the walk if you wish...More

Thank 2101annabel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sun always shines in Sydney...and our walk here was on a beautiful morning with few crowds around. The views are breathtaking over the ocean. And of course even more impacting for a UK tourist. Although we have stunning coastline in England...it doesn’t beat the...More

Thank Ren264
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a nice half day walking from the spit to Manly. We took our time to enjoy all the view and different beaches. Finished up in Manly for a late lunch before going home. Greatly recommended.

Thank 355rogerm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have limited time and Sydney and want to experience the beauty of its coastal nature, this 10k is a must! The walkways are well maintained and in general quiet easy. Once in a while you need to walk across rocks but mostly there...More

Thank Danaike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manly Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, sit on the beach even if its cool, and then head for this walk way, to the R side of the end beach as you face the sea. Its quiet, stunning views, and never really crowded, as not...More

Thank MarcusGB9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked along the walkway. It was quiet, and the scenery was incredible. Stopped for lunch at a small coffee on the walkway, and was able to enjoy the ocean and a good lunch. A bit further, we stopped for a capaccino, again with a view!...More

Thank Michel d D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the ferry to Manly, picked up a picnic at the supermarket and took the walk to the spit. Nice views along the route. In places not quite clear where the path goes especially at the Manly end near the houses. A bit tricky finding...More

Thank taffy_on_the_road
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful walk with a lot of shops to poke around in. Easy distance from the ferry and many eateries.

Thank Mike J
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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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1 August 2018|
Response from claudeVincennes_94_ | Reviewed this property |
Shorter than Bondi -Coogee walk and less physical !! Let’s say 2-3 hours round trip.
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1 August 2018|
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Response from travelchick119 | Reviewed this property |
Took me 2hrs
21 March 2018|
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Response from Mairwen1 | Reviewed this property |
August is a lovely time of the year for walking because it is not too hot. You can wear a jacket or jumper to start off but you will probably find that you take the jumper off once you have walked and warmed up. If it is a... More
27 March 2016|
Response from Linda A |
No, it's not, sorry.