Manly

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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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Manly LSC

Mon
18/10
Tue
19/10
Wed
20/10
Thu
21/10
Fri
22/10
Sat
23/10
Sun
24/10

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Northern Beaches Council

Mon
18/10
Tue
19/10
Wed
20/10
Thu
21/10
Fri
22/10
Sat
23/10
Sun
24/10

07:00 - 18:00

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07:00 - 18:00

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07:00 - 18:00

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
16°C
Water
18°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

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

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets Block M/F
Toilets Block Disabled
Change Rooms
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
Passenger ferry
Bus
Tuesday, 19 Oct 11:16

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.


Manly, NSW 2095
Includes beaches: Queenscliff/north Steyne/manly, Queenscliff, North Steyne
Length: 0.6km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw317C
COVID warnings legend
Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
No access to beach
Beach nearing capacity
Access may be restricted
Consider alternatives