Little Manly Beach
Little Manly Beach
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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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Melinda
Perth, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Lovely little beach to take the kids. The bigger surf beach is a short walk from here. Great location. Lovely cafes and restaurants to enjoy dinner after your day at the beach. Highly recommend.
Written 23 January 2024
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,523 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A quiet enclave of Manly. A mix of architecture, remnants of gracious homes in this area. An almost private beach.
Written 26 October 2021
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Eric K
Melbourne, Australia309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Most people as soon as they get to Manly head for the shops or back beach or the Corso, leaving this place relatively quiet, it is a very nice walk.
Written 6 July 2021
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Happy Traveller
Sydney, Australia8,574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Nice little beach with a good sized netted area for safety.. just stumbled across this clean little beach that also has a small cafe. Plus a short walk to a large park and kids playground.
Written 20 June 2021
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Maddy Younger
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Kids loved this beach and so close to shops and food. Very busy also when the sun is out and you can get straight off the ferry and go for a swim.
Written 29 April 2021
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Little Manly Beach is one of the 'other', less well-known beaches in Manly. Unfortunately, can't say it is unknown or even overlooked, as it can be popular, especially on with families on weekends and during school holidays. It is a harbour beach that offers lovely clean water and sand, safe swimming (the water is shallow, there are no waves and part of the beach is enclosed). There are lawns to sit on as well as the beach itself, as well as an excellent kiosk. Parking is tricky, but then the Manly ferry terminal is less than a km away.
Written 5 December 2020
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sydneysider48
Sydney, Australia1,115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
A delightful little Harbour beach, gently shelving and with a netted area and a cafe, close to Manly wharf.
Written 22 September 2020
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milana109
Sydney, Australia65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
You beaut sandy beach with an enclosed safe swimming area and a kiosk with toilet facilities. Outdoor showers available at both ends of the beach.
Written 5 January 2020
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The niceKiller
Beijing, China28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It is a nice beach, but it is not one of my favorit beach in manly compared to shelly beach or collins which is the best in my opinion
Written 21 December 2019
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,533 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Visited on Monday 11th November. While we waited for our ferry we checked out this beach nearby. It is the closest one to the ferry terminal if you don't want to walk the short distance to the main beach.
Written 12 December 2019
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