"Manly Beach." Beaches Tip by Openseas

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Manly is everything Australian, it is our culture. A lively Sydney beach resort with excellent accommodation, restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Its alive with screeching seagulls, long sandy beaches, small coves , inlets, swaying Norfolk Pines, bikinis, cold icy beer, surfboards, festivals, music, flip flops, pink zinc, fish and chips, yachts, boats, divers, fishermen, lifeguards, and an National Trust Oceanfront Promenade.

Manly is easily accessible by ferry or jetcat operating from Circular Quay(city)to Manly Wharf, the short walk up the Corso leads to the ocean beach.

Surrounded by the ocean and harbour on three sides, Manly is unique with its 18 small cove harbour and ocean beaches it lays peacefully as a peninsula with stunning and breathtaking views.

Manly Beach is about one mile long with a large foreshore and golden sands. The northern end is called Queenscliff Beach which has a lagoon estuary that empties into the ocean. It is quieter than Manly and is used mainly by the locals. There is an ocean pool and a tunnel, which was once chiseled out by local fishermen as a short cut to Freshwater Beach. The Centre is called North Steyne Beach and the southern corner South Steyne. Next to Manly Beach is Cabbage Tree Bay and Shelley Beach.

Cabbage Tree Bay was named after the Cabbage Tree Palm and Shelley Beach is the only west-facing beach on Australians east coast and is filled with unique marine life such as the Eastern Blue Groper, the Weedy Sea dragon, Gloomy Octopus, and Little Penguin. The bay is an ideal spot for scuba diving and snorkeling because of its clear and shallow waters.

The Harbour beaches include Manly Cove, Little Manly, Stores, Collins, Fairlight, Forty Basket, Reef and Clontarf beaches.There are numerous sea and harbour pools in Manly. The Bower Pool which is located half way to Shelley Beach along the walkway from Manly Life Saving Club.Little Manly Cove which is located next to Manly Wharf and is excellent for children and families.

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  • Updated Oct 8, 2007
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