Manly Beach

Manly Beach, Sydney: Hours, Address, Manly Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Manly Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Manly
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 as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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travelbug
Toronto, Canada68 contributions
May 2022
Beautiful and large beach that is only a short walk from the ferry. The town is filled with cute stores, cafes and restaurants making for a great day trip. The ferry ride from circular quay is about 20 minutes but is scenic and enjoyable. Definitely a must-visit when in Sydney.
Written 13 May 2022
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Helen W
Wagga Wagga, Australia99 contributions
May 2022
Nice to stroll along. Plenty of eateries etc ands hope nearby if you want to shop. All really lovely and the small market had some interesting things on Saturday
Written 11 May 2022
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Manickjg
1,201 contributions
Apr 2022
Not to be missed - Manly beach is another famous beach in Sydney apart from the many many other beaches that Sydney has to offer. The charm of Manly is that you can get there by ferry from the city and then a short walk to Manly beach. This beach is patrolled by life guards and surf life savers. Plenty of surfing action here everyday if you like to catch waves. It's a lovely spot - anyone and everyone can enjoy time here.
Written 30 April 2022
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Hi Manickjg, Thank you so much for visiting and your amazing review. So glad to hear you love Manly as much as we do and the ferry is a beautiful way to get here. Please come and visit again soon. Cheers, Manly Visitor Information Centre
Written 2 May 2022
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Pete S
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
Dec 2021
Less pretentious, a better journey via the manly ferry and about four beaches to choose from. Get yourself some noodles and sit by the foreshore ….
Written 5 April 2022
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Hi PeteS, Thank you for visiting and for the amazing review. We love Manly too! Please come and visit again soon. Cheers, Manly Visitor Information Centre
Written 2 May 2022
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ahh
Port Macquarie, Australia77 contributions
Mar 2022
We have been to Manly several times over the years. There are lots of lovely walks, lots of fantastic eateries etc. Family friendly atmosphere. Dogs and kids everywhere.
Written 22 March 2022
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Hi IEBNA, Thank you for your amazing review. We love it here too! Please come to Manly again soon. Cheers, Manly Visitor Information Centre
Written 2 May 2022
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David S
Magenta, Australia126 contributions
Feb 2022
A great trip across one of the world's best harbours. Then a beach swim or dine at one of the many good restaurants
Written 15 February 2022
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Hey David! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. The ferry trip is one of our favourite aspects of the Manly experience - as well as the abundance of excellent dining options. Hope to see you again soon!
Written 18 February 2022
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Wallaby07
Cowra, Australia66 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We stayed close by and enjoyed 2 days at manly Beach.
I love that the Beach is easy to get to and easy to access, unlike the parking struggle and steep stairs you encounter at some popular beaches.
Kids enjoyed the sand, the surf and eating outside by the water.
Written 25 January 2022
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Hi Wallaby07, We're so glad you had a great time in the Manly area! Parking can always be a bit of a struggle - luckily we have multiple car parks with 2 hours free parking. Next time you come, make sure to bring the kids to Shelly Beach for a nice walk and calm beach. Regards, Manly Visitor Information Centre
Written 28 January 2022
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Let's Go Sightseeing
Noida, India2,744 contributions
Jan 2021
This was our second visit to Manly. Taking a ferry from Sydney, walking along the promenade & then on the beach, sampling food from the innumerable eating joints here - all made for a nice day out!

The area can get a little crowded though.
Written 24 October 2021
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Hi LetsGoSightseeing, Thank you for the lovely review and for coming back to Manly. We are glad you had a great day enjoying the local cuisine and beautiful sights. If you're back in the area, please make sure you come and see us at the Centre when we are open again. Cheers, Manly Visitor Information Centre
Written 21 November 2021
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Gracie
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
This beach was Packed, hot, rude people who barge into you seamlessly on purpose. Wasn't worth the trip. I would most certainly avoid it.
Written 16 October 2021
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Hi travelqueen10000, Thank you for your review and sorry to hear Manly Beach did not meet your expectations. It is very popular and can get busy in peak periods. Next time try one of our other nearby beaches that are quieter - Quarantine Beach, Forty Baskets Beach, Reef Beach and Little Manly Beach are all nearby and not so busy. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Manly Visitor Information Centre
Written 21 November 2021
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Nick Tsagaris
1 contribution
May 2021
My fav part is natural to view on the edge of the sea. It's really amazing view for every person who is closed with this.
Written 11 October 2021
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Hi there nicktsagarismc, Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad you had a great day! Hope to see you in Manly again soon! Cheers, Manly Visitor Information Centre
Written 13 October 2021
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