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ManlySydney

This coastal suburb of Sydney is like something from a postcard, and a haven for surfers, swimmers and sunbakers. 

Sydney’s northern beachesare where the city goes to play. While each have their unique merits, Manly’sproximity to the city center and its excellent surf makes it one of the mostpopular beaches in the country. Boutique retailers, lively cafés and a range ofal fresco dining options line the streets giving the area a vibrant atmosphere.The suburb of Manly is quintessentially Sydney: laid back, stylish andfun.

Arrive in Manly fromSydney’s center by catching the harbor ferry. More than just a form of transport,the half hour trip follows one of the most scenic routes across the harbor.Some of the city’s best photo opportunities are passed before you even get offthe boat. Manly may be only a stones throw from Australia’s biggest city,but you’ll feel relaxed immediately.

Hop off the ferry andexplore Manly Cove, a small but picturesque inlet and beach on the calm watersof Sydney Harbour. Relax by the water, take a swim or grab a bite to eat in oneof the restaurants.

Follow "TheCorso" through to the surf beach. This pedestrian mall is an excellentplace to shop, eat or drink. Street performers and eccentric locals arefrequent at The Corso and it has long been an excellent location for peoplewatching. The nearby Manly Art Gallery and Museum is a great destination forart lovers.

Once at the surf beach,learn to surf under the comforting gaze of Sydney’s world-famous lifeguards. Anumber of operators conduct lessons on the beach, and hire boards are availablefor the more experienced. While the weather remains mild year round, wetsuitsare recommended for the winter months. In summer temperatures regularly risewell above 30 degrees celcius (86 Fahrenheit) and sun protection is a must.Once you’ve ‘slip slop slapped’, lay down your towel and catch some rays onManly’s soft sands or take a swim to cool off. Don't forget to always swimbetween the flags.

Take advantage of one of the great restaurants, pubs and barsalong the esplanade for a perfect finish to the day.


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Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
4.5 out of 5
55 North Steyne, Manly, NSW
The price is £169 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

With direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manly Wharf, Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Curl Curl Beach and Sydney Harbour National ...

4/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"We had the ocean view room. It was clean and spacious and was opposite the beach."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2020

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
4.5 out of 5
8-13 South Steyne, Manly, NSW
The price is £155 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Manly hotel is just steps away from South Steyne Beach and Manly Beach. Fairy Bower Beach and Manly Wharf are also within 10 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (669 reviews)
No room service

"I would have thought a hotel this size would have room service, but no. We had to make do with awful snacks ordered at the bar and seemingly from Uber eats to take to our room. My bedside light didn’t work properly. The staff were very helpful especially Adam at the front desk."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments
Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments
3 out of 5
54 North Steyne, Manly, NSW
The price is £90 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Located in Manly, this beachfront motel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Manly Wharf, Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Curl Curl Beach and Sydney ...

4.1/5Very Good! (570 reviews)

"Friendly reception. Our room had nice view to the Manly beach. Minutes walking distance to beach, restaurants and shopping. Will definitely come back for more stays."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments
Quest Manly
Quest Manly
4 out of 5
54a West Esplanade, Manly, NSW
The price is £172 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Manly, this beach apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Manly Surf n Slide, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (357 reviews)

"Location was very convenient, 2mins walk time to restaurants, supermarket, chemist. Under 5mins to the beach and weekend markets. All staff were extremely friendly -"…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2020

Quest Manly
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
4 out of 5
1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, NSW
The price is £101 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

With direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is in the historical district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Sydney Harbour National Park, Manly Beach and Shelly ...

4.3/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"This historic property is a gem. So quiet and peaceful with great friendly staff, wonderful breakfast and you may see a possum or bandicoot!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2021

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
Stay at Hotel Steyne
Stay at Hotel Steyne
3.5 out of 5
75 The Corso, Manly, NSW
The price is £67 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Offering direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manly Beach and Manly Wharf. Shelly Beach and North Head Quarantine Station ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"It was new n fresh n very cool. I worked elsewhere and arrived at midnight pretty tired. The pub didn’t close until 2.30am and it was very loud! Whoops I was used to Covid conditions and forgot about that! Fortunately, I packed my EarPods n listened to an ocean soundscape! Breakfast in the bistro ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

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