Surf culture and cafe culture coalesce in Manly, Sydney's favorite far-north suburb and famous destination for weekend getaways. When the sun's up, activity thrives along its long stretch of sand and frolics in its rolling sets. When the sun sleeps, Manly stays awake at the casual pubs, bars, and restaurants that its residents call their homes away from home. To reach the CBD, just grab 30 minutes and the nearest ferry—and enjoy the ride.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Manly is bordered by Fairlight
Laid-Back Destination for Daycations, Vacations, and Staycations
You will love the Northern Beaches for their sunny, laid back ocean vibes, while only being a panoramic ferry ride away from bustling Sydney."
Surfy In Manly: Come On In, The Water's Fine
Manly's Burgeoning Cafe Scene
Start the day with an early morning surf/swim, grab coffee at our favourites 'barefoot' or 'saltmotion' on the way back. Make the most of happy hour & local tunes... at Manly Wharf."
Outdoor Markets In Manly
Casual Nights Out In Manly
Manly: A Look About Town
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David Maurice Smith
David Maurice Smith is a Canadian photographer based in Sydney whose work focuses on travel, reportage, and long-term documentary stories. He is drawn to personal stories and is fascinated by the circumstances that are reflected in each of us. He works hard to visually explore and explain the inspiring, tragic, or somewhere in-between… In 2012 David joined Australia's prestigious Photographic Collective, Oculi.