The starting point of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Manly beach is a 1.5 km long stretch of sand starting at South Steyne and Shelley Beach in the South and ending at the Queenscliff headland.
On any given day, especially in Summer, Manly is a hive of activity. In the water surfers and board riders congregate at the various peaks whilst swimmers set off from the protected southern corner. On the beach, sun bathers, volleyball players and other disciples of the sun will have staked out their little place in the sand.
Manly’s famous beach side promenade is lined with pine trees and it’s walkway and cycle path gets busy with walkers, joggers, parents with strollers and small and big kids on skateboards. The grassy lawn is ideal for picnics, and a favourite place for yoga and fitness classes.
Easy access by ferry and public transport means that Manly can get a bit of a crowd - a mix of locals, day-trippers and tourists, but you can easily venture out from the main corso area for some breathing space.