Manly Beach is an absolutely amazing suburb in Sydney's northern beaches. Even though this is the area I live in and I may be biased, many of Sydney's twenty somethings would agree with me that this is one of the best suburbs to hang out in. With amazing restaurants, cool bars, tons of beaches within walking distance, surfers galore, and an amazing little beach community, you MUST spend some time in Manly whether you're just visiting Sydney, or you live on a different side of Sydney. PS: Manly has the best commute - a 20 minute fast ferry ride (or 30 minute regular ferry) from CBD is a pretty ideal way to get around, with stunning views of the Opera House and Bridge on your way. This Manly Beach guide shares 11 ways to spend a sunny day in paradise:
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1. DO THE MANLY TO SHELLY SWIM
A group of locals who call their group the Bold and Beautiful meet daily at 7:30 to swim from Manly to Shelly and back (1.5 km in total). It's a great way to meet people, and get your workout in at the same time. Look for the pink caps, or opt to do it on your own!