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Manly NSW

Manly Beach (NSW 317c) is the most popular being located at the end of the Corso and closest to the ferry terminal. The surf club is located at the very southern end of the beach (Fig. 4.218c), with the walkway continuing around the base of the cliffs to Fairy Bower. Read more

Manly Beach (NSW 317c) is the most popular being located at the end of the Corso and closest to the ferry terminal. The surf club is located at the very southern end of the beach (Fig. 4.218c), with the walkway continuing around the base of the cliffs to Fairy Bower.

Swimming

Rips dominate the entire beach so it is essential swimmers stay between the flags and avoid the rips, particularly at the northern end. A rock pool is located on the northern rock platform. Waves tend to be a little lower toward Manly, however rips and the efficient Escalator still persists even during lower waves. The rips and high level of beach usage, particularly by tourists, result in an average of 218 rescues each year.

Surfing

The wide lower gradient surf zone produces good beach breaks the length of the beach, with the best breaks being into the northern rip, and about 150 m south of the surfboat shed. Offshore the Queenscliff bombora only breaks when the surf is above 3 m. When the swell is up, Manly Point has a reasonable right.

Fishing

Some good gutters can usually be found along the beach, which when the crowds are low, are popular spots. The rocks round to Freshwater give good access to deep rocky water.

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Manly LSC

Mon

16/04

Tue

17/04

Wed

18/04

Thu

19/04

Fri

20/04

Sat

21/04

Sun

22/04

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-

-

-

-

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Manly Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

16/04

Tue

17/04

Wed

18/04

Thu

19/04

Fri

20/04

Sat

21/04

Sun

22/04

07:00 - 17:00

07:00 - 17:00

07:00 - 17:00

07:00 - 17:00

07:00 - 17:00

07:00 - 17:00

07:00 - 17:00

Information

About

Manly, NSW 2095

Includes beaches:
Queenscliff/north Steyne/manly, Queenscliff, North Steyne

Length:
0.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw317C

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Beach exposure
    Beach exposure
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Pool
  • Rock pool
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Boat ramp
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Natural shade
  • Artificial shade
  • Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Sunday 22, Apr 6:56 pm

Day 22°    Night 19°
21.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.74m
7 am
0.43m
1 pm
1.31m
7 pm
0.66m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Apr

Day 23°    Night 17°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide

2 am
1.68m
8 am
0.44m
3 pm
1.31m
8 pm
0.67m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Apr to Sun 29, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Mon 23rd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm
Tue 24th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Wed 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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