Manly Beach, a surfers and beach lovers paradise. Wanting to get out of central Sydney and take a break from the job search, Ben and I packed our bags and headed to Sydney Harbour to catch a ferry to Manly for the weekend. A 6 dollar thirty minute ferry ride to Manly with great views of Sydneys skyline, opera house, and bridge was well worth the price.
We got into Manly and right off the ferry we were welcomed with a great beach vibe, flip flops, boardshoarts, surfer chicks..a much needed change of scenery from the busy central area of Sydney. After trekking about 15 minutes with our backpacks(shoulder muscles are really buildin) we finally reached our hostel. We are stayin at Manly Bunkhouse. For 26 dollars a night we were booked to stay in a 6 - 10 bed dorm room. When we checked in, for some reason there were no beds left in the dorms and gave us a private twin bedroom for the same price..26 a night...stoked on this as we are livin the beach dream for the next 4 days. we have our own toilet, kitchen, shower, tv in our room. It usually goes for 66 dollars a night.
We are literally a 3 minute walk to the beach. Manly is a surfers breeding ground. so many out in the water, mostly all amauters but non the less, great waves and a great beach. Cant wait to body surf in the ocean the next couple days while absorbing the hot Australian sun. The water is not as warm as I expected, but with the great ambience and livin right near the beach, a couple minutes is all it takes to get used to it.
Other than the beach and a beachfront shop strip (the corso) not sure what else Manly has to offer, but I personally think it has all that it needs.
Lookin to get involved with some beach volleyball games tomorrow and mingle with some locals
Experiencing the endless summer