Parking at the beach is costly, especially if your planning of spending the whole day there. Remember your looking at $4 per hour. Dont forget to take change.
Unique Suggestions: Leave the car at home. Go via bus or train!
Manly is noted for beach stealing.......so take only your essentials to the beach and NO .. NO valuables.
There are lockers located on the top of the stairs leading down to Manly Beach and cost $2.00AUD for an hour.
Unique Suggestions: Get a locker at the beach and put your valuables inside and pin the key to your swimmers.
Fun Alternatives: Leave your valuables in your hotel safe.
This is, for me, the worst thing for Manly. The food here is so expensive no matter it’s just a tiny café or take-away restaurants. I never expected any overpriced charging here in Australia, but it really happens in Manly!! As they know people get ripped off after a beach walk or from surfin’ or whatever, and what they surely figured out is that “we need some food” so they kinda take advantages on this. The best thing to do is, if possible, bring your own food from home or at least buy something from the Circular Quay before getting here. Or shop at Coles Supermarket around the Corso area.
Unique Suggestions: Bring your own lunch, save the money for dinner only
Fun Alternatives: Go to Coles Supermarket for a sandwish or something.