Manly Beach and the Manly Scenic Walkway

Manly Beach and Manly Scenic Walkway are nothing less than spectacular

A view of beautiful Manly Beach
A view of beautiful Manly Beach cc licensed photo by raindog808

Just a 30 minute ferry ride north across the harbour from downtown Sydney you will discover the beautiful community of Manly and its renowned beaches. The most southern of Sydney's northern beaches, Manly Beach is an ideal destination for a day trip out of the heart of Sydney.

When you first arrive by ferry at Manly Wharf you will be greeted by one of Manly's Beaches, but there is far more to see as you will discover below. The beach adjacent to the Manly ferry wharf has a swimming area that is surrounded by mesh — great if you are worried about sharks, although the threat is minimal. Other activities located adjacent to the ferry wharf are the Manly Waterworks waterslide park, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary (formerly Oceanworld Aquarium) where you can dive with sharks or enjoy the newly opened Penguin Cove exhibit, and Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

You'll also want to take a walk through the Corso, a pedestrian plaza lined with shops and restaurants that extends right across the peninsula from the Ferry wharf in Manly Cove to the main portion of Manly Beach on the other side. This famous beach is truly spectacular and offers something for everyone to enjoy. Relish the breathtaking scenery with a stroll along the Manley Scenic Walkway which links Manly Beach to other nearby beaches and parks providing opportunities for some great photos. Spend an afternoon sunbathing and swimming or even surfing. In the rock pool at the north end of the beach you can enjoy swimming in sea water without the waves. Afterwards you can enjoy browsing the many specialty shops or fill up on some food and refreshments at some of the many establishments lining the Corso between the two beaches.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Category: Beaches

Address: Manly New South Wales 2095
Australia

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 95 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Absolutely loved Manly Beach!! Definitely more enjoyable than Bondi because of the shops that are around the area. Definitely a must when you're in the area!! Read More

Michelle S. Mar-15-2019

5 Star Rating Nice beach! A fun area to walk around and watch surfers hit the waves. Definitely recommend a visit here if you're in the area. Take the ferry from sydney... Read More

Goku U. Jul-15-2018

4 Star Rating Really nice beach area! Plenty of room for people, with a nice sidewalk and grassy area closer to the road to stroll on and sit to enjoy the view. Tons of... Read More

Brianna B. Mar-09-2019

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Directions

Train and Ferry Line Nearest Station Walking Time
T2 or T3 + FerryCircular Quay to Manly Wharf0 minutes

How to get to Manly Beach by Train and Ferry

By Train and Ferry: Make your way by train or bus to Circular Quay and board the ferry to Manley. This is a very scenic 30 minute ferry ride that docks right at Manly Wharf where your adventure begins. While there are other public transit options for getting to Manly, this is the most direct and makes getting there part of the fun.

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Introduction to Manly's fabulous beaches and scenic walkway

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