Iconic Many Beach is a surf beach that has three main sections of Manly Beach are Queenscliff, North Steyne, and South Steyne.
The beach was named by Capt. Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there. He wrote about them, “Their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place”
One of the first seaside resorts to allow daylight swimming and surfing back in 1903, Manly offers the unique combination of wide ocean beaches on one side and serene sandy harbour coves and inlets on the other.
Try the oceanside surfing beaches and coves of Manly for active water sports: surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Or simply take a dip in one of the saltwater swimming pools or unpatrolled harbour beaches.
Join the visitors and locals on the long beachfront promenade and cycleways to stroll, jog, rollerblade or bike ride.
For safety in the surf you should only swim between the red and yellow flags which mark the safest swimming areas. Manly’s beaches are patrolled all year round by lifeguards.