The southern corner of Manly beach on a sunny day
A bird lining up its next victim at Manly Beach
The Manly promenade is a popular walk for thousands of people each day
A Cormorant sunning itself on the rocks at Manly
A quiet day along the Manly promenade
The southern corner of Manly Beach
Marine Parade sign circa 1920's
Looking north from the headland at Shelly Beach
Looking east towards the popular Shelly Beach
Close up of a Cormorant deep in thought
A popular rockpool near Manly Beach
The ever calm waters of Shelly Beach
Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve
Cabbage Tree Bay is a popular place for boats and swimmers
The rock lined cliff of Fairy Bower headland
Nice spot to take in the sweeping views
Yachts are a common sight here on weekends
And the race is on...
A paddleboarder riding the swell at Fairy Bower
Shelly Beach is hugely popular on weekends
A Brush Turkey searching for its next meal
Looking west along Manly Beach
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
Aerial view of Cabbage Tree Bay
Get down here early if you want to reserve your spot
How tropical does this rockpool look!
A typical day down at Manly Beach
Scenic coastal walk at Shelly Beach headland
How's the serenity...
Early morning swell lines rolling into Manly Beach
Sun shining through after a downpour - Manly Beach
Early morning emptiness at 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.
Freshwater Beach is the next beach north from Manly Beach
Bondi Beach is the next beach south from Manly Beach
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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