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Check out our top five free things to do while visiting Manly Beach, Sydney Australia.

Manly Beach

  • Manly Beach is the birth place of Australian surfing and a great place to hop on a board to enjoy the famous Manly waves.
  • Take a dip in the Queenscliff ocean pool or get amongst the waves.
  • Show off your beach volleyball skills on Manly’s free beach courts.
  • Walk along North Steyne beachfront to find the hidden cave through the Queenscliff headland, just above the Queenscliff Ocean Pool leading you onto Freshwater Beach – amazing sunrise spot.

Shelly Beach, Manly

  • Grab your snorkel and explore the underwater world of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, home to Manly’s beautiful marine life.
  • Fairy Bower pool is built into the rocks along the Shelly Beach walkway, perfect spot for a relaxing swim.
  • An awesome way to get a free Australian experience is to grab some sausages and use one of Shelly Beaches free electric BBQ’s.

Scenic Walkways

  • North Head Sanctuary loop is a 9 km walk starting from Shelly Beach with breathtaking views of Sydney harbour and amazing Australian wildlife – try to spot the whales migrating!
  • Manly to Spit walkway is a lovely 10 km walk along some of Sydney’s best harbour side beaches.

Manly Market Place

  • Wander through the laneways off the Corso to discover Manly’s popular open aired weekend markets. Full of locally made products ranging from artworks to jewellery.  Open every Saturday and Sunday along Sydney Road.

Live Entertainment

  • Manly is the entertainment capital of the Northern Beaches with plenty of venues to choose from.
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