Manly Beach is famous for its golden sand and the beautiful blue ocean.

In 1964, Manly Beach was the host of the first surfing competitions in the world. Even now, the beach hosts the Australian Open of Surfing which is a major event every year with surfing, skating, and music.

You can get to Manly Beach by catching the MFF Manly ferry from Circular Quay and then walking for about 10 minutes.

  • Surfing

    Come join the pros and catch the waves at Manly Beach! If you’ve never surfed before, there are surf lessons available for you. You’ll learn the basics of surfing before you head down to the water and practice. So go grab yourself a surfboard and start catching some waves.

  • See more of Manly Beach when you go snorkelling

    Get your snorkel gear and explore the water at Manly Beach. Join a local guide on a snorkel tour who’ll give you tips on snorkelling or head out on your own. You can buy your own snorkel gear from one of the shops near the beach.

  • Try out diving

    Go further into exploring the Manly Beach water with diving! You can learn to dive right by Manly Beach and experience a new world underwater. If you join a guided diving tour, all equipment will be provided for you.

  • Walk or cycle along the coast

    Walk or cycle along the Manly Scenic Walkway and pass by the beaches, Aboriginal sites, and stop at some breathtaking lookouts. The walkway is 10 kilometres long starting from Spit Bridge and finishing up in the heart of the amazing cafes, bars, and restaurants in Manly.

    This walk can take up to four hours and it’s recommended to bring a water bottle and sunscreen.

  • Eateries

    Nearby Manly Beach there is a great selection of restaurants, cafes, and takeaway stores for some delicious foods. Grab some fish and chips and head to the beach for the sunset or enjoy a dining experience at Little Pearl, Manly Grill, or Hemmingway’s Manly.

Manly Beach Map