Manly Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Sydney is Manly beach.  It is a stunning long stretch of white sand and a surfer’s paradise.  A large paved area runs the length of it from one end, the North Steyne, through to the South Steyne.  Pretty Shelly Beach is accessed via a promenade and is ideal for snorkelling.

Fitness along Manly Beach

Manly Beach is a fitness fanatic’s delight.  A large number of people take part in an early morning exercise regime in the grassy areas, promenade, pool, beach and the ocean…

  • Jogging
  • Dog walking
  • Yoga
  • Boxing Classes
  • Tight Rope Walking
  • Skipping
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Volleyball
Volleyball, Manly Beach, Manly, Sydney, Australia
Volleyball Courts, Manly Beach

During the day here, the lifeguards patrol a secure area that is safe for swimming and body boarding between 2 flags.  Best to stay between the flags as the rips are dangerous.

Manly Sunrise

The sunrises here in Manly are amazing and it is not uncommon to spot dolphins and whales breaching here.

Changing Facilities at Manly Beach

Changing facilities are located on North Steyne, South Steyne, Shelley Beach and Cabbage Tree Bay.

Filtered Water along Manly Beachfront

Several filtered water stations are positioned along the beachfront so that you can refill your water bottle free of charge.  A much more hygienic way than using the not so popular bubblers.

Manly Restaurants

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Manly.  Many are located along the beachfront, the Corso and the back streets.  Food is high quality and plenty offer takeaway options if you prefer not to eat inside.

Tips for Manly Beach!

Be aware that there isn’t any shade on the beach and I have never seen loungers available for hire.  Make sure you bring plenty of strong sunscreen.  It is quite common for the wind to pick up around 3-4pm and the temperatures may drop substantially.

Suggested Further Reading:

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