We found some of the most beautiful beaches on earth. The city of Manly looks like it was once a hokey little seaside dullsville with corny crap, but it is being made-over into a glamorous chi chi suburb.
Manly felt like Santa Monica, with less smog and more sharks. It had a great promenade and silky sand. I would guess that it is the Alice-in-Wonderland-Down-Under version of Brighton Beach in Britain. I’ve never been to Brighton (England), but I’ve read about it. The Manly heat was just right when mixed with the humidity-and-wind cocktail.
Two thumbs up for Manly.