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Manly Beach featuring a coastal town, boating and swimming
Resplendent with golden sandy beaches, crystal blue seas perfect for swimming and surfing, and the best bars, shopping and views around. Welcome to Manly Beach.

Manly Beach may sound like an odd name, but it was actually named after the rather attractive, virile indigenous people who were first encountered in the pioneering days of Australia. The beach itself has also been something of a pioneer, being one of the first resorts in Australia where people could swim and surf. Today, the location is better known as a salubrious Sydney suburb offering an idyllic lifestyle to natives and visitors alike. If you’re looking for some of the best historical architecture Australia has to offer, some of the best beaches in the world, exquisite dining, indulgent shopping, or a good healthy bush walk, Manly Beach has really got it all.

Ferries literally take visitors right up to the beach at Manly Cove, which is perfect for families as the waters are gentle perfect for leisurely swimming, fishing and sailing. Children will love to explore the rocky coves and pools in the cove. It’s also a perfect spot for picnic and something nice and chilled to drink.

If you are looking for more excitement on the water and you’re a surfing newbie, there are plenty of surf schools around the Manly Beach area that can teach you the art of catching a wave.

The suburb of Manly is full of quirky charm, yet not short on things to do. There are a number of ocean front pathways that are perfect for cycling. The Manly Art Gallery and Museum is packed with interesting exhibits, with a focus on work by local artists. North Head offers spectacular views over the entrance to Sydney Harbour.

If you’re travelling with children, there’s plenty to keep them occupied in the Manly Bay region as well. There are plenty of family-friendly play areas designed with children in mind in the area.

At night, there’s a great choice of upmarket pubs and restaurants offering delicious cuisine. For something a bit less formal, follow your nose to the Manly Fish Café where you can enjoy their irresistible fish and chips, reputed to be the best in the whole of Sydney, if not Australia.

Manly Wharf is a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. It can also be accessed by bus, and metered parking is available.

Resplendent with golden sandy beaches, crystal blue seas perfect for swimming and surfing, and the best bars, shopping and views around. Welcome to Manly Beach.

Manly Beach may sound like an odd name, but it was actually named after the rather attractive, virile indigenous people who were first encountered in the pioneering days of Australia. The beach itself has also been something of a pioneer, being one of the first resorts in Australia where people could swim and surf. Today, the location is better known as a salubrious Sydney suburb offering an idyllic lifestyle to natives and visitors alike. If you’re looking for some of the best historical architecture Australia has to offer, some of the best beaches in the world, exquisite dining, indulgent shopping, or a good healthy bush walk, Manly Beach has really got it all.

Ferries literally take visitors right up to the beach at Manly Cove, which is perfect for families as the waters are gentle; perfect for leisurely swimming, fishing and sailing. Children will love to explore the rocky coves and pools in the cove. It’s also a perfect spot for picnic and something nice and chilled to drink.

If you are looking for more excitement on the water and you’re a surfing newbie, there are plenty of surf schools around the Manly Beach area that can teach you the art of catching a wave.

The suburb of Manly is full of quirky charm, yet not short on things to do. There are a number of ocean front pathways that are perfect for cycling. The Manly Art Gallery and Museum is packed with interesting exhibits, with a focus on work by local artists. North Head offers spectacular views over the entrance to Sydney Harbour.

If you’re travelling with children, there’s plenty to keep them occupied in the Manly Bay region as well. There are plenty of family-friendly play areas designed with children in mind in the area.

At night, there’s a great choice of upmarket pubs and restaurants offering delicious cuisine. For something a bit less formal, follow your nose to the Manly Fish Café where you can enjoy their irresistible fish and chips, reputed to be the best in the whole of Sydney, if not Australia.

Manly Wharf is a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. It can also be accessed by bus, and metered parking is available.

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4699 Cheap Hotels Near Manly Beach

Sandy Bottoms Guesthouse
Sandy Bottoms Guesthouse
2.5 out of 5
6 Steinton Street, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$90 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
Located in Manly, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Manly Wharf, Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Curl Curl Beach and Warringah Mall are also within 3 ...
3.7/5Good! (45 reviews)
"It’s in a good position though parking is difficult. We had to move the car every two hours from 8am. Room is tiny. There were no blankets just a sheet and light cover so we had to keep the heater on all night as it’s the middle of winter. Ok for a quick overnight overall. Like a youth hostel."

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

Sandy Bottoms Guesthouse
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
4.5 out of 5
55 North Steyne, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$199 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
With direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manly Wharf, Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Curl Curl Beach and Sydney Harbour National ...
4/5Very Good! (972 reviews)
"No complaints, tidy minimalistic room"

Reviewed on 6 Jun. 2021

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Manly Surfside Holiday Apartments
Manly Surfside Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
96 North Steyne, Manly, NSW
Offering direct access to the beach, this Manly apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manly Wharf and Manly Beach. Shelly Beach is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (512 reviews)
"Excellent location! Spacious and nice apartment. Very clean. Will stay again."

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2021

Manly Surfside Holiday Apartments
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Sandy Bottoms Guesthouse
Sandy Bottoms Guesthouse
2.5 out of 5
6 Steinton Street, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$90 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
Sandy Bottoms Guesthouse
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
4.5 out of 5
55 North Steyne, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$199 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
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Manly Surfside Holiday Apartments
Manly Surfside Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
96 North Steyne, Manly, NSW
Manly Surfside Holiday Apartments
Manly Waves Studios
Manly Waves Studios
3.5 out of 5
46 Malvern Avenue, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$152 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Manly Waves Studios
Manly Ocean Royale Resort
Manly Ocean Royale Resort
69-74 North Steyne, 07, Sydney, NSW
Manly Ocean Royale Resort
Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments
Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments
3 out of 5
54 North Steyne, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$160 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
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Manly Breakwater Executive Apartment
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Manly Seaside Cottage
43 Whistler st, Sydney, NSW
Manly Seaside Cottage
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