Located between Sydney harbor and Pacific Ocean, Manly beach is one of the Australia’s popular beaches along the northern coastline. It got its name in 1788 by Captain Arthur Philip, as he was fascinated by the “Confidence and the Manly behavior” of the aboriginal population.
The 1.5 kilometer long beach of Manly is home to a plethora of activities, and natural attractions to engage the locals and tourists alike. Go for a bushwalk, take a bike ride, visit the historical sites and museums to understand the history and culture of this beautiful beach, talk a walk on the Scenic walkway, or head to North Head Sanctuary to get acquainted with the native birds and animals. Scenic beauty along with the warmth of the locals plays an important role in an ever increasing tourism to Manly.
Play beach volleyball with the locals, or go kayaking or scuba diving. There are also many restaurants and cafes alongside the beach, if you are tired from the activities and need some refuel. Dance away at the pubs, or splurge on weekends when a flea market is on, selling handmade crafts.
Be sure to carry a copy of Manly’s travel guide from the Manly Tourist Information Booth. It will help you navigate around the city with ease.