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Manly Beach, the most famous of Sydney's Northern Beaches

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Shelly Beach at Manly in Sydney Australia.

The southern corner of Manly beach on a sunny day

A bird lining up its next victim at Manly Beach

A bird lining up its next victim at Manly Beach

The Manly promenade is a popular walk for thousands of people each day

The Manly promenade is a popular walk for thousands of people each day

A Cormorant sunning itself on the rocks at Manly

A Cormorant sunning itself on the rocks at Manly

A quiet day along the Manly promenade

A quiet day along the Manly promenade

The southern corner of Manly Beach

The southern corner of Manly Beach

Marine Parade sign circa 1920's

Marine Parade sign circa 1920's

Looking north from the headland at Shelly Beach

Looking north from the headland at Shelly Beach 

Looking east towards the popular Shelly Beach

Looking east towards the popular Shelly Beach 

Close up of a Cormorant deep in thought

Close up of a Cormorant deep in thought 

A popular rockpool near Manly Beach

A popular rockpool near Manly Beach

The ever calm waters of Shelly Beach

The ever calm waters of Shelly Beach 

Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve

Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve

Cabbage Tree Bay is a popular place for boats and swimmers

Cabbage Tree Bay is a popular place for boats and swimmers

Rock lined cliff of Fairy Bower headland

The rock lined cliff of Fairy Bower headland

 

Nice spot on Manly headland to take in the sweeping views

Nice spot to take in the sweeping views

Yachts are a common sight here on weekends - Manly Beach

Yachts are a common sight here on weekends

Yachts racing at Manly Beach

And the race is on...

A paddleboarder riding the swell at Fairy Bower

A paddleboarder riding the swell at Fairy Bower

Shelly Beach is hugely popular on weekends

Shelly Beach is hugely popular on weekends

A Brush Turkey searching for its next meal

A Brush Turkey searching for its next meal

Looking west along Manly Beach

Looking west along Manly Beach

Shelly Beach is a nice place for a day at the beach - if you can find a spare patch of sand

Nice place for a day at the beach - if you can find a spare patch of sand 

The Shelly Beach Walking Track is a great thing to do if you're in the area

The Shelly Beach Walking Track is a great thing to do if you're in the area

Aerial view of Cabbage Tree Bay

Aerial view of Cabbage Tree Bay

Get down here early if you want to reserve your spot

Get down here early if you want to reserve your spot

A tropical looking rockpool near Manly Beach

How tropical does this rockpool look!

A typical day down at Manly Beach

A typical day down at Manly Beach 

Scenic coastal walk at Shelly Beach headland

Scenic coastal walk at Shelly Beach headland 

Beautiful rockpool at Shelly Beach in Manly

How's the serenity...  

Early morning swell lines rolling into Manly BeachEarly morning swell lines rolling into Manly Beach

Sun shining through after a downpour at Manly BeachSun shining through after a downpour - Manly Beach

Early morning emptiness at Manly Beach

Early morning emptiness at Manly Beach

Getting to Manly Beach

Manly Beach is situated on the Northern Beaches peninsula and can be access via ferry from Circular Quay or over the Spit Bridge if travelling by car.

Map of Manly Beach

 

What is the next beach north from Manly Beach?

Freshwater Beach is the next beach north from Manly Beach

What is the next beach south from Manly Beach?

Bondi Beach is the next beach south from Manly Beach

Current weather at Manly Beach

 

Thanks for reading

I hope you enjoyed this article. Manly Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Sydney and is easily accessed by ferry from Circular Quay or by driving over the Harbour Bridge and onto the long peninsula. It's long been a favourite of locals and tourists and has a vibrant scene that comes to life on weekends and holiday periods.

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Cheers,

Adam