|Most expensive month:||October|
|Average price in Manly Beach:||S$ 216/night|
|Cheapest price found:||S$ 40/night|
|Most expensive day:||Saturday|
The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
8-13 South Steyne, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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The jewel of the Northern Beaches, Manly juts its way out into the Pacific Ocean some 30 minutes by ferry from downtown Sydney. A beautiful arch of yellow sand, it’s one of the prime summertime spots in the city. It’s famed for its rolling surf swells and bustling promenade, attracting families to its sunbathing spots, swimmers to its clear shore waters, backpackers to its beer bars and board riders to its world-class reef breaks.
Manly Beach offers a fine escape from the hustle and bustle of the Sydney metropolis. The action centers on the sands, which come backed by a tree-lined promenade affectionately called the Corso. This is home to ice-cream stands and cafes, oodles of beachside bars and boardwalk sections for strolling. Surfing is one of the top draws, with the rollers around Queenscliff in the north beckoning expert wave riders with their reef breaks and challenging left-to-righters. The smaller Shelly Beach on Cabbage Tree Bay is great for families, complete with its barbeque opportunities and calm waters. There are surf schools offering tuition and plenty of paddleboard and kayak rentals to boot. For something a little less energetic, travelers can settle down amidst the backpacker haunts and eateries of Fairy Bower, a lively little cove that’s popular with scuba divers and whale spotters. Bike tours are one of the most popular ways to see the area, taking visitors past sites like the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and the historic Q Station – now a hotel come heritage attraction. Microbreweries dot the shoreline Corso too, along with al fresco restaurants with views over the Sydney Harbour.
Manly Beach is best accessed via ferry from downtown Sydney. Regular departures leave from Circular Quay. There are both public and private boat options during the week. The journey typically takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Cycle paths connect Manly to central Sydney too, while there’s paid parking at Whistler and Manly beachfront itself.
Famed for its beautiful sands and seas, Manly has been a much-loved resort spot in Sydney for more than 100 years. In the early 1960s the beach hosted the first ever World Surfing Championship. Since then it’s drawn surfers of all shapes and sizes and become famed for its quality surf schools and water sports. Today, the spot draws more than eight million people a year to its sun-kissed shores!
Manly Beach is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach, which has a current rating of 7.8. For other potential stays, consider Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments and Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park, which can also be great places to stay near Manly Beach.
Manly Beach, in Sydney, is one of the many northern beaches of Sydney’s coast. As well as a scenic, sandy beach, it has an array of bars and restaurants on offer, right on the shoreline. In particular, the southern part of the beach, South Steyne, neighbours an area called The Corso, a bustling retail area full of shops, bars and restaurants. The pedestrian area draws street performers and musicians, so expect a happy crowd. Nearby restaurants vary from casual eateries and bakeries to fine dining and bars. Those wishing to stay right on The Corso might want to look at Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments, Hotel Syene or for those on a budget, Boardrider Backpackers & Budget Motel.
Manly beach is home to some great scenery and outdoor activities, suitable for families wishing to explore the area. If you’re looking for things to see in Manly Beach, you could walk from Manly to the Spit Bridge, which connects a number of scenic beaches in the area, generally taking around 3.5-4 hours. If you’re anxious to get in the water, a list of things to do in Manly Beach must include surfing; the area offers a number of surf schools for those feeling adventurous. Or for those who prefer to forego exercise on holiday, travel on the Manly Beach ferry. The ferry allows tourists the opportunity to see Sydney’s landmarks, including the famous Sydney Opera House, en route to the beach. For families wishing to stay a little out of the busier areas, a couple of Manly Beach accommodation options are Manly’s Hidden Gem, Lotus Stay Manly - Apartment 331 and Manly Waves Studio & Apartments.
The beach itself is a testament to Australia’s southeast coast. Spend the day relaxing in the sun or have a swim in the bright-turquoise waves. Within walking distance of Manly Beach is Freshwater Beach, a famous surf spot. Tourists wishing to stay close to the surfing action should stay at Manly Waves Hotel or Manly Beach Escape Apartment. From Manly Beach, tourists can head to North Head, a spot known for whale watching and walking trails. There are a couple of hotels in Manly Beach within walking distance of North Head, if you wish to wake up right on the edge of Sydney Harbour National Park, including Marine Parade, Manly Lodge Boutique or The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach.
Travellers arriving in Sydney have a few options for travel to Manly Beach. The Manly Beach ferry leaves every 10min or so from Circular Quay and arrives at Manly, Wharf 1, walking distance from the beach. The ferry takes around 22min. Alternatively, passengers can take a bus, taking about 36min and leaving from Wynyard Station, arriving at Manly Wharf. The buses leave roughly every 40min. Travellers also have the option to take a taxi, taking them to their destination in around 15min.