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Manly Beach has been named “Best Beach in Australia” on Tripadvisor in 2018 and 2019 and it is not hard to see why. Did you know that Manly has more than 20 beaches, bays, coves and inlets to explore? Each provide their own unique experience and vista with open ocean beaches best for surfing, body surfing or simply enjoying the swell.  Those on the harbour or in protected coves provide a gentler water experience perfect for a swim or paddle board.

Manly and Freshwater Beach are recognised as ‘birthplace of surfing in Australia’ and ranks as a World Surfing Reserve. The reserve incorporates Freshwater Beach and all of Manly – from Queenscliff to North Steyne to Manly and Fairy Bower a 4 kilometre stretch.

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Manly Beach, Northern Beaches

Manly Beach

Manly Beach is one of Australia’s most famous beaches, best known for being the beach where the world’s first surfing contest was held in 1964.…

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S Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia

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Visit Shelly Beach, Manly

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is located in Manly and forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve which lies adjacent to North Head and Fairy…

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Shelly Beach

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Avalon Beach

Over the last decade or so Avalon has become the favoured “sea-change” destination for Sydney-siders looking to adopt the surfer lifestyle. As a result, the…

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Des Creagh Reserve, 558A Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach NSW 2107, Australia
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Bilgola Beach

Bilgola Beach is a stunning quiet surf beach that is 500 metres long, faces south east and is bordered by a high headland, Bilgola Head…

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Bilgola Beach NSW, Australia
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Bungan Beach

Bungan Beach is a surf beach that is 600m long running south-south east between Bungan and Mona Vale Heads. A single bar runs the length…

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Bungan Beach, New South Wales, Australia
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Things to do in Manly Beach

Cabbage Tree Bay/ Fairy Bower

Follow the scenic walkway from the southern end of Manly Beach and you’ll enter the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve. The reserve was declared by…

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Fairy Bower

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Clontarf Beach

Clontarf Beach is a large sandy foreland (part of Middle Harbour), 5km from the Heads. Features a family friendly playground and swimming enclosure. Facilities Toilets No…

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Clontarf Beach

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Collaroy Beach

Collaroy Beach is a surf beach that adjoins Narrabeen Beach forming a long stretch of coast. Collaroy Beach also forms part of an accessibility precinct that includes…

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1054 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy NSW 2097, Australia

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