Manly Beach is one of Australia’s famous suburban beaches.  This is the main reason why more and more people decide to look for accommodation Sydney Manly in order to spend fabulous time here.

Manly Beach has also an interesting and unique story.  Not too many people know that Manly Beach was named in 1788 by Captain Arthur Phillip, the first governor of New South Wales.  He was profoundly impressed by the area’s original Aboriginal population.  Captain Arthur Phillip actually confessed that “Their confidence and manly behavior made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place”.

Believe it or not, after almost 100 years, Manly became a premier beachside destination for Sydney’s people.  Surf bathing became from that moment a real hobby for the Australian people.  In fact, the first body surfing was recorded in the 1890’s.  Moreover, the first legal surf bathing was recorded in 1902 while the first surf life saving club was created in 1903.

Manly and Freshwater Beaches enjoy the title of represent the ‘birthplace of surfing in Australia’.  This is definitely something…Needless to say, the first world surfing championships took place in 1964.

Manly has indeed a rich surfing history and, at the same time, it offers the unique combination of wide ocean beaches on one side and fabulous sandy harbor coves and inlets on the other.  You have to come to a Manly hostel and see the beauties of the region with your own eyes…