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.
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Manly New South Wales 2095
Joanna T. Oct-07-2019
We chose Manly as our "beach day" instead of something like Bondi and I think we chose wisely. It couldn't have been easier to get here via the ferry from... Read More
Dave H. Sep-14-2019
This is an excellent beach. Plenty of sand and surf. Too bad it was winter and I couldn't enjoy the water, but I bet summer here is amazing! Loads of shops... Read More
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|Train and Ferry Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|L2, T2, T3, or T8 + Ferry F1||Circular Quay to Manly Wharf||0 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 F1 Manly Ferry. 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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