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Manly
Sydney

Manly Beach which includes swimming, tropical scenes and a coastal town

This coastal suburb of Sydney is like something from a postcard, and a haven for surfers, swimmers and sunbakers.

Sydney’s northern beaches are where the city goes to play. While each have their unique merits, Manly’s proximity to the city center and its excellent surf makes it one of the most popular beaches in the country. Boutique retailers, lively cafés and a range of al fresco dining options line the streets giving the area a vibrant atmosphere. The suburb of Manly is quintessentially Sydney: laid back, stylish and fun.

Arrive in Manly from Sydney’s center by catching the harbour ferry. More than just a form of transport, the half hour trip follows one of the most scenic routes across the harbour. Some of the city’s best photo opportunities are passed before you even get off the boat. Manly may be only a stone's throw from Australia’s biggest city, but you’ll feel relaxed immediately.

Hop off the ferry and explore Manly Cove, a small but picturesque inlet and beach on the calm waters of Sydney Harbour. Relax by the water, take a swim or grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants.

Follow The Corso through to the surf beach. This pedestrian mall is an excellent place to shop, eat or drink. Street performers and eccentric locals are frequent at The Corso and it has long been an excellent location for people-watching. The nearby Manly Art Gallery and Museum is a great destination for art lovers.

Once at the surf beach, learn to surf under the comforting gaze of Sydney’s world-famous lifeguards. A number of operators conduct lessons on the beach, and hire boards are available for the more experienced. While the weather remains mild year round, wetsuits are recommended for the winter months. In summer temperatures regularly rise well above 30 C (86 F) and sun protection is a must. Once you’ve "slip slop slapped", lay down your towel and catch some rays on Manly’s soft sands or take a swim to cool off. Don't forget to always swim between the flags.

Take advantage of one of the great restaurants, pubs and bars along the esplanade for a perfect finish to the day.


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The Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
The Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
22 Victoria Parade, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$110 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in Manly, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Manly Wharf and Curl Curl Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
3.6/5Good! (464 reviews)
Nice place in a great location .
"I like staying at the Paradise hotel in Manly because it’s a nice place in a great location ... across from the beach and close to the Corso. It’s comfy and clean and staff are pleasant ."

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2021

The Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
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 27 Jun. to 27 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

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Manly Waves Studios
Manly Waves Studios
3.5 out of 5
46 Malvern Avenue, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$152 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in Manly, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Manly Beach, Curl Curl Beach and Shelly Beach. North Head Quarantine Station and Taronga Zoo are also within ...
3.8/5Good! (84 reviews)
"Lovely hotel just back from the beach really recommend its got that old style feel and welcomed our dog. Had a room on the courtyard."

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2020

Manly Waves Studios
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
4 out of 5
1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$139 per night from 1 Jul. to 1 Jul.
With direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is in the historical district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Sydney Harbour National Park, Manly Beach and Shelly ...
4.3/5Excellent! (974 reviews)
"👍"

Reviewed on 29 May 2021

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The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
4.5 out of 5
8-13 South Steyne, Manly, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$259 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Nestled on the beach, this Manly hotel is just steps away from South Steyne Beach and Manly Beach. Fairy Bower Beach and Manly Wharf are also within 10 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (651 reviews)
"Great location, the rooms are spacious and had balcony with view of pool. Comfy bed and quiet inside"

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2021

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Stay at Hotel Steyne
Stay at Hotel Steyne
3.5 out of 5
75 The Corso, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$120 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manly Beach and Manly Wharf. Shelly Beach and North Head Quarantine Station ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"The lady on reception was very welcoming and helpful. Room, although small was neat and tidy with a large shower and suited an overnight stay very well. Facilites included aircon, tv with Netflix and coffee pod machine with selection of complimentary minibar items. The only negative was that the ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jun. 2021

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