Manly Beach

Manly beach
Photo: © Enochlau / CC BY
Manly Beach - Sydney

With a regular ferry running between downtown Sydney to the North Shore suburb of Manly it is no surprise that this long stretch of fine sand is as popular as ever. The town here is very much centred around the beach and this in turn attracts travellers from all over the globe who come here to soak up the sun, party and ride the worl famous waves. 

Perhaps Manly beach's most iconic feature is the lively  Corso, a tree-lined promenade running much of the length of the beach. Most of these trees were planted in the late 1800s and have flourished to say the least. Reaching over 30 metres in height the Norfolk pines create a stunning backdrop to the golden sand and deep blues of the Pacific Ocean.

Whilst many come to the beach just to hang out and catch some rays you can't ignore Manly's surfing heritage. This is where surfing really began in Australia back in the 1900s when Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku came to town after that the sport took off big time down under. Manly was also the location for the inaugral world surfing championship held back in 1964. And another Manly first; the beach became Australia’s first World Surfing Reserve in 2012.

There's no question the waves can be great at Manly and it is widely regarded as one of the best beach breaks in Sydney on its day. Generally it is a fairly accessible place to surf and suitable for all levels until the swell gets really big. Then the legendary "Queenscliff bombora" lights up producing surfable waves of up to 30 feet.

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Manly Beach Weather Info

5 Day Manly Beach UV Index

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Manly Beach tide times & sea state

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
13:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
Low 3:07am (0.10m)
High 9:06am (1.40m)
Low 2:42pm (0.31m)
High 9:04pm (1.90m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:56
Sunset17:05
Dark17:32

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
16:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 3:40am (0.09m)
High 9:40am (1.40m)
Low 3:16pm (0.31m)
High 9:38pm (1.89m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:56
Sunset17:05
Dark17:32

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 4:13am (0.09m)
High 10:13am (1.41m)
Low 3:52pm (0.31m)
High 10:11pm (1.86m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset17:06
Dark17:33

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 4:45am (0.11m)
High 10:47am (1.42m)
Low 4:27pm (0.33m)
High 10:46pm (1.81m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset17:06
Dark17:33

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 5:17am (0.14m)
High 11:21am (1.44m)
Low 5:06pm (0.35m)
High 11:21pm (1.74m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:54
Sunset17:07
Dark17:34

Mon 22/07 »

Surf report for Mon 22/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
16:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 5:51am (0.18m)
High 11:58am (1.45m)
Low 5:46pm (0.39m)
High 11:58pm (1.66m)
Daylight
First light06:27
Sunrise06:54
Sunset17:08
Dark17:35

Today's weather

Clear sky

11 °C
(51 °F)

Moderate breeze, 24.8 km/h from W

Sea temperature

19.1°C / 66.3°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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