Nearby Bondi is the FAMOUS surf beach, but everyone told me that they thought Manly was better. A quick ferry ride across the harbor, and now I can say that I share that opinion.
Manly is actually 2 beaches. There is a quieter leeward side where people scuba, kayak, sail, parasail and swim. That is the side the ferry boats come in to. A walk down a block or so of shops, however, will take you to the side of Manly that gets surf!
You can rent a surfboard if you haven't packed yours, of you can just watch the fun from the beach or one of a number of restaurants. Both shops are restaurants run from the budget conscious to the outrageous. It's definitely worth making an afternoon of ... and yo...Read More