Sydney’s Manly Beach is situated at the south end of the Northern Beaches. This iconic beach brings thousands of tourists at all times of the year, and is likely to be crowded even on a quiet day! Nevertheless, Manly is a beautiful beach, perfect for all ages and stages of life! You’ll find people running, bike riding and skating along the walkway, swimming, surfing and boogie boarding in the water, or building sandcastles and playing volleyball at the nets on the sand. There’s plenty of great surf spots along the beach, particularly at North Steyne.
A trip to Manly Beach gives you many options! Make a day of it and catch the Manly Ferry to the city and back! Or take a walk along the Marine Parade boardwalk to Shelley Beach. Do some window shopping along the Corso, grab an ice-cream from Ben & Jerry’s or learn to surf! The possibilities are endless!
PARKING: Paid council parking, 2 hr free council parking, 2 hr street parking (can be hard to find)
- Great for learning to surf (usually 2-3ft waves)
- Shops and cafes close by including Coles
- Great place to walk, skate or bike ride along the sidewalk
- Manly Ferry
- Very crowded
- Very touristy