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“A great place to stop and unwind for a while”
Review of Manly Beach

Manly Beach
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Ranked #12 of 478 things to do in Sydney
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 satisfy everyone. TASTE .....an amazing array of flavours in over 100 cafes, restaurants, bars and eateries. Whether it's a lingering lunch of classy dining, a sumptuous seafood selection for dinner, fast and fresh takeaway or a walk along the beach front with an ice cream in hand. Any time of day or night, you'll find a taste to tempt. LIVE .....life and discover your hidden talents. Get active with surfing, sailing, scuba diving... and everything in between! Take a dip at the beach, or try your hand at beach volleyball. And when relaxation is on the agenda, treat yourself to a hotel stay or enjoy some pampering at one of our many salons. The perfect place for adventure or to relax and explore. FEEL ..... the sand between your toes after a long day at work. Absorb the geography and the nature that makes Manly special. Nestled between the harbour and the ocean, over 40 beaches and walkways give an escape to the daily grind. Just cast out a fishing line, pack a picnic basket, or bask in the sun. Relax in your favourite spot and soak up the serenity.
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great place to stop and unwind for a while”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Beautiful beach, great sand and swimming... A short walk from the Manly Ferry, and surrounded by great places to eat or buy souvenirs

Visited March 2012
Thank Shane C
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very clean beach area with lots going on”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Nice to visit, the ferry journey lets you see all of the bay sights. Lots of restaurants / bars etc but not the cheapest to eat / drink out

Visited March 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Manly adventure”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

We left Sydney to stay at Manly for a few days and are so happy we did. The beach was beautiful and the climate more relaxing. There are plenty of nice restaurants and shops. If you want some exercise, try the Spit to Manly coastal walk. It is 10K over some interesting terrain. The Aussie's called it a "gentle to moderate" walk. I'm a walker and would have labeled it more difficult than that, but the scenery is not to be missed!

Visited February 2012
Thank Sheila D
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charlotte, nc
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Cool beach at the end of best ferry ride in Sydney Harbor. Beach is right there next to town center. Go over for lunch and a beer and stroll around, or spend the day at the beach. Lots of surfers.

Visited March 2012
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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Not that great.”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Coming from the Santa Cruz, CA area, we have high expectations for a surf beach. In December it was very windy and there weren't many surfers. It was Australia summer, but it was cold and not comfortable to sit on the beach. Limited shopping experience. Every store had the same T-shirts and hats. A friend of mine who lived in Sydney for a short time loved Manly Beach, so maybe it was just a bad time of season.

Visited December 2011
Thank Renery
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