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For the second consecutive year, Manly Beach has secured the top spot as Australia’s best beach and 18th in the world!
It’s no surprise really, being a world surfing reserve, home to Australian surfing and playing host to a number of international events like the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro (16-24 March 2019), the Australian Beach Volleyball tour Volley Fest, and a number of local festivals including Manly Jazz and Taste of Manly – it’s up there on the global stage.
This award isn’t news to many locals who know the Northern Beaches is spoiled for choice when it comes to pristine beaches- any of our 24 ocean beaches could have made the top 20!
Manly is also so much more than a beach stop with an abundance of activities to do like visiting the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, bushwalking, snorkelling, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing and cycling to name but a few. And not to forget the great shopping and abundance of cafes, restaurants and pubs to choose from.
Here are some of the stellar TripAdvisor reviews Manly Beach has received in the last week from happy visitors:
Stunning beach! Manly Beach is both relaxing with stunning views around. It’s a great place to take in and watch the world go by..highly recommend a visit for lunch and a relaxing day at the beach.
(5 stars, visitor from Lancashire, UK)
Give me Manly over Bondi any day. Manly has a lovely laid-back village atmosphere and a gorgeous beach. In my view Manly brings you everything Bondi can without having to battle the crowds.
(5 stars, visitor from Horndean, UK)
Beautiful beach, trendy shops, great food. Wow! Manly Beach has it all. A beautiful beach with soft sand and turquoise water. Snorkelling spots. Surf. Trendy boutique shops- I came back with 2 bags of darling beachy stuff. The food is really good. Lots of choices- and great outdoor seating areas to enjoy the seaside view. The Walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is fun as well.
(5 stars, visitor from Paauilo, Hawaii)
If you’re visiting the area, make sure you check out official visitor information centre Hello Manly for what to do in and around Manly.