Manly is the perfect Sydney beach for the whole family. There is sheltered swimming in a netted ocean pool, an aquarium filled with creatures of the deep, great fish and chips and plenty of ice-cream shops.
Manly is packed with family-friendly attractions suitable for kids of all ages with a great selection of playgrounds, parks and safe swimming areas.
Hire a bike at Manly Bike Tours and go for a cycle along the cycle-paths that run the length of the foreshore, through Queenscliff Park and alongside the lagoon.
Take the kids to Oceanworld Manly to marvel at turtles and tropical fish, then walk through the underwater shark tunnel and book the kids' into a guided Reef Snorkel.
Escape the midday sun at the string of cafes and restaurants that run along Manly's famous Corso and along the beachfront, most of which welcome families with a kids' menu and colouring books.
Follow the harbour foreshore along the Manly to Spit Bridge scenic walk, taking in majestic views of the harbour surrounded by Australian bushland.
The beach is patrolled by three surf lifesaving clubs so it's a great place to take the kids for a swim. Get the whole family surfing with a group lesson at Manly Surf School, which has been teaching kids to surf for over 20 years.
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