【Manly Beach / Bondi Beach】 Which one is recommended? Comparing the advantages and disadvantages


Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!

Did you know that there are two major beaches in Sydney, Australia?

Manly Beach and Bondi Beach are both popular, but it’s hard to tell the difference between the two.

For those of you who don’t know which beach to go to, I’m going to explain the differences between them!

I’ll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Recommended for
  • Want to know the difference between Sydney’s famous beaches
  • Want to know what to do in Manly Beach and Bondi Beach
  • Don’t want to make a mistake when choosing a beach in Sydney

Contents of this article
  • What is Manly Beach?
  • What is Bondi Beach?
  • Which beach is better?
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Manly Beach
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Bondi Beach

I experienced studying abroad in Sydney for a year starting in 2018. Now I am writing a blog about my experience.

By reading this post, you’ll get to know about the different famous beaches in Sydney!


What is Manly Beach?

Sydney Manly

Manly Beach is located in the north of Sydney and is divided into three sections: Queens cliff, North Stain and South Stain.

The name Manly comes from the manhood of the indigenous Australians who lived here!

The beach is only about 30 minutes away from the ferry in Sydney, so I think it is a good beach for beginners to Australia.

For more information about Manly Beach, please refer to the following article.

What is Bondi Beach?

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Bondi Beach is a popular beach located 7km away from Sydney city, and its name is related to the indigenous people.

The beach is one kilometer long, and sometimes you can see whales and schools of dolphins.

The surrounding area is lined with popular cafes and restaurants that can make your time here extra special!

You can read more about Bondi Beach in the following article.

Which beach do you recommend?

Sydney recommend which

I personally recommend Manly Beach, because it’s more accessible, and the beach is more beautiful.

Also, there’s a museum near the beach where you can see some art for free!

And I think it’s a great beach for surfing because the waves are not as rough as Bondi Beach.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Manly Beach

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Manly Beach has a lot of advantages and disadvantages, such as the fact that it is accessible without any troublesome connections and that there are many activities in the area.

Also, it’s more serene than Bondi Beach, and you get to enjoy the view from the ferry while you’re on the move!

The beach has whiter sand and less trash, so reading is great.


It is a quiet environment, so those who are active may find it boring.

If you want to be active and enjoy the beach, Bondi Beach is a better choice.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Bondi Beach

Sydney Bondi beach


It is a sacred place for surfing, so it is recommended for those who are active.

There’s wifi, so you can get some work done on your computer!

There is also have a special pool, so you can experience something different.


Access is a hassle, and you need to transfer from train to bus.

It takes about 30 minutes to get there by bus from Museum Station, but it is difficult to find the bus stop to the beach, so you may get lost if it is your first time.

Therefore, it is not recommended for beginners.


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  • If you want to go to a calm beach, go to Manly Beach.
  • If you want to enjoy the beach actively, Bondi Beach.
  • Enjoy the beach that suits you best!

I have introduced the difference between Manly Beach and Bondi Beach!

I’ll be posting more information about Australia in the future, so please stay tuned.

Thank you for reading to the end!