Manly is a peninsula, bounded by the sea on three sides. There are 18 beaches, coves and inlets to swim, sail in and enjoy, including Ocean Beach, Shelly Beach, Little Manly and Fairlight.
The Manly Summer Festival (December to March), The Food and wine festival (the first weekend in June), plus the Manly Jazz Festival - Australia's largest, longest and best known (During the Labour Day long weekend at the start of each October)
Take the Manly Ferry from circular Quay on a sunny day (there are lots) to Manly and walk along the Corso to the beach, stroll to North Queenscliff and return for lunch at one of the sidewalk cafes or resturants overlooking the sea.
Fondest memory: Driving up to Whale Beach on one of Sydneys Crystal clear mild winter days days, parking the car and walking the cliff top coast road to Palm Beach for lunch. See how the wealthy live in paradise.
Have a drink near a beach and go back by ferry to Circular Quay
Fondest memory: When I think of Sydney this one sunday evening always crosses my mind. Imagine you're sitting on a nice terrace near the Pacific (near Manly beach), a band plays jazzy music, the sun sets down and you drink a nice Chardonnay with friends. Once it gets dark take the ferry to Circular Quay and just enjoy Sydney's skyline. I had a wonderful time!
Bondi, the most well known Sydney's city beach, is located at the eastern suburb of the city. The beach is roughly 1 km long, enclosed by north and south headlands. Away from the beach there are numerous cafes and restaurants, as well as hostels, hotels, a great variety of shops, and even a small golf course.
Fondest memory: If you're lucky, you may bump into Hollywood's celebrities sun bathing on the beach.
Coogee is a nice little area.
The beach is lovely.
There is a good range of people.
The cafes are great to sit in and chill.
The Rugby union is well worth a watch.
I found the people to be great and it's well worth a visit.
Since its first day as a resort, Manly's catchcry has been "seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care".
Fondest memory: Watching the sea, the surf and the surfers!
Favorite thing: Manly beach in Sydney is one of the citys busiest beaches, i expect it to be even more crowded this summer.
Favorite thing: visit the beaches , make a harbour cruise, take advantage of the excellent ferry-transportations..there is the famous Bondi-beach, but also plenty of hidden beaches
although the beach is quite often plagued by seaweed, if the swell is right, it is a pretty good place for a surf.
failing talent, it can still be enjoyed at sunrise.