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Manly Beach

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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...more
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Sydney, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Manly is such a great big beautiful beach that it is a great day to take the ferry and go over. The sand is great and the beach is clean. There was a nice breeze off the water to keep things cool but pleasant. Due...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We liked the vibe and feel of this beach over Bondi. The beach is beautiful, very clean, restaurants and shopping close by. We stayed in circular quay so we rode the fast ferry there and it cost us $9.70 on our Opal card, which is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great day out on the Harbour to travel to Manly by Sydney Ferries where you alight on the Harbour side, and enjoy all it has to offer. Then walk down “The Corso” Street to the surf side of the ocean of Manly & enjoy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was here years ago and loved it then and loved it this trip too. Not as big and busy as Bondi. It is such a great beach area.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Trish B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good lifeguard service, so safe swimming in the waves. Large but cosy beach with plenty facilities to shop and/or eat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annet J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beach is beautiful which stunning water and sand. Unfortunately there were quite a few rips when we went and we were advised by life guards to remain between the flags. Unfortunately for us the flags weren't placed very far apart due to the volume of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maryia_12
Reviewed 5 days ago

We LOVED Manly Beach! We were there for NYE and it wasn't too terribly crowded. We got there around 11 each day and still were able to get rental lounge chairs and umbrella. The water was super cold though! Lots of shops around plus places...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SammieSam218
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach but massive amounts of tourists on the main streets and the beach. Lots of screaming babies, etc. some very nice places once you get off of the main streets. Nice for a very quick ferrry ride and brief visit, but definitely not quaint...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ksP3281FS
Reviewed 5 days ago

Go for a walk along the promenade. Beach volleyball lessons - even in winter, dogs being taken for walks (one even carrying its' own lead). Catch the Ferry from Circular Quay and see the Harbour from a different perspective then have lunch in Manly. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MargotM342
Reviewed 5 days ago

Manly has a lot more to offer in terms of dining, shopping and general sightseeing than the famed Bondi, so if you have time to just "do one", this is the one.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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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10 September 2018|
Response from Aussie49er | Reviewed this property |
Manly Beach is an excellent location. In addition to the beach there are some great restaurants and bars and a whole coastline of beaches. The of Sydney is only 30 mins by ferry or 15 mins by fast ferry. Several great walks... More
5 August 2018|
Response from 336Chelsea | Reviewed this property |
The beauty of Sydney and it’s suburbs, is you can simply walk out of your hotel - and find little communities, neighbourhoods where all the locals are which have great cafes and dining options. It’s safe to say any hotel or... More
Christine H
9 March 2018|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes I am sorry , I have no idea? I would think the hotel where you are staying would be able to help out though :)