Manly was named Australia’s best beach this week in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Traveller’s Choice awards.
Rocketing up five places since 2015, Manly was named ahead of Surfers Paradise and Whitehaven beaches in Queensland and Bondi came in fifth.
Locals know that Manly is just one of the best beaches around – we have an abundance of incredible beaches that could have filled the top 20!
These reviews posted just this week on TripAdvisor give an indication of just why Manly won the top gong:
We always visit Manly Beach when in Sydney. It is a short, enjoyable ferry ride from Sydney. The beach is large and beautiful. It is fun to watch the surfers and also walk the trails along the beach. We love the cute shops and restaurants. There is usually a surf contest or something fun going on. A nice way to spend the day!
(Sylvia, Atlanta, Georgia – 5 stars)
Best Beach in Sydney: Catch a ferry - any one - be it the fast or slow ferry and get over to Manly!! Great beaches...fabulous cafes (best ones are in the laneways and off the main beach and Corso - Whistler St is great)!! Lots to see...shopping...bike riding...walks along the beach front to Shelley Beach and North Head. Too much to do in one day - stay for at least a few nights. Great restaurants…
(Trixtrac, Sydney – 5 stars)
This is a superb beach. Plenty of space to try out surfing safely. Boards and beach furniture for hire nearby or beachside.
Easy to access from hotels.
(Steve, Nailsea, UK – 4 stars)