Manly is to love. That’s unquestionable. But if you need reasons for that, there you go:

  1. Ocean surf beach in one side
  2. Harbour calm waters on the other side
  3. Shelly beach – unique diving spot with a motorbike rack
  4. Fairlight beach – amazing snorkelling
  5. North Head – fantastic view of Sydney Harbour
  6. Manly to Spit Bridge walk – one of the most beautiful scenic harbour walking tracks in the world!
  7. 30 min Ferry to the City – one of most scenic ferry rides in the world (Sydney Harbour, Opera House, Harbour Bridge…)
  8. Manly to Dee Why walk – beautiful walk along cliff and sand to some awesome other northern beaches.
  9. Collins flat (or Collins beach), Store beach (access by water only) and Quarantine beach
  10. Kayak and stand up paddle on the harbour.
  11. Surf, body board or kite surf on the ocean side.
  12. Breath-taking sunrise over the Ocean
  13. Best picnic-get-together-chill-out-on-the-grass sunset spot over the Harbour side.
  14. Sigh-see penguins, dolphins and whales
  15. Loads of awesome events during the year
  16. and the list can go on and on…

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Summertime in Manly can be a bit windy on the ocean side, specially in the afternoon. That’s why most of our locals – and tourists will make their way to the Harbour side, the Manly Cove (or wharf beach), where you can not only enjoy a nice time -wind free- at the beach but if you stay until the end of the afternoon you will be amazed by a beautiful sunset. Bring your picnic gear and enjoy it on the grass area along the beach!

Feeling active? if you make your way to the right-end of Manly Cove beach you start the Manly to Spit Bridge Scenic Walk (10km- gentle to medium walk). Make sure you bring your camera, snorkel and plenty of drinking water! You will walk through breath-taking beaches with crystal clear and calm waters, bush area with aboriginal heritage sites and an amazing view of  Sydney Harbour. It’s 10 out of 10!


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