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Manly Beach

Manly Beach is perfect for a fun family day out! Go swimming, play beach volley, walk along the beautiful coast, visit the kids playground & more.

Manly Beach


  • Family friendly beach

  • Lots of fun activities and things to do

  • All abilities playground nearby

More info

Manly Beach is one of the best places to visit when you are in Manly! There are lots of things to do in the 2km long beach and its surrounds: from swimming and surfing to playing beach volleyball and strolling along the beach and enjoying gorgeous ocean views and magnificent Norfolk pines.


  • Toilets
  • Beach showers
  • Carpark
  • Benches
  • Picnic tables
  • Multiple filtered water taps and drinking fountains

Safety notices

Manly Beach is patrolled all year round but it's still important to stay safe. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Only swim between the red and yellow flags
  • Read all the safety signs
  • Wear sunscreen and a hat, stay in the shade and stay hydrated
  • Swim with a friend or a family member in case of an emergency
  • Do not enter the water if drinking alcohol or under the influence of drugs
  • You can ask a lifeguard or beach patrol for safety advice
  • If you need help, stay calm and attract attention by raising an arm above your head
  • For an emergency dial Triple Zero (000) as soon as possible

Active water sports

If you want to get active, you can try some fun water sports at Manly's ocean side surfing beaches and coves, such as

  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling

Are dogs allowed in Manly Beach?

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the main Manly Beach, where the swimming zone is. However, there are dog friendly beach areas, like at the end of the main beach in Manly Lagoon, where dogs are allowed off leash 24 hours a day. You can also walk your dog on a leash on the promenade near the beach.

There can be signs that restrict dogs in certain areas of Manly Beach so do read these to avoid a fine!


There are some accessible facilities at Manly Beach including

  • Toilets
  • Reserved parking
  • Beach showers

A beach wheelchair is also available. Get in touch with Northern Beaches Council to hire.

North Steyne Reserve All Abilities playground

This playground near Manly Beach is accessible and inclusive for kids of all ages and abilities. It is partially fenced and has play equipment including

  • Swings and slides
  • Climbing structures
  • Merry go round carousel
  • Wall sensory play stations
  • A liberty all abilities swing

Manly Wormhole

While you're in Manly Beach, why not visit nature's hidden gem - the Manly Wormhole! It's a great adventure with some challenges for both kids and parents to climb up stairs, rocks and through a cave to discover some breathtaking views. Read more about it here.

Photo credits: Manly Beach, Валерий В and joyous-traveler2015 from Trip Advisor and School Holidays

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