Manly, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Quick ferry ride over from the CBD via Circular Quay.
Grab your Barrel One bagel and head down to The Office (aka East Esplanade Park). This strip on the harbour foreshore next to Manly Wharf is a local favourite. Picnic and swim by day, unofficial party venue by night. On a warm summer evening it's tough to get a spot on the grass but worth it for the view and good vibes. Get down there for sunset and byo snacks and drinks before 8pm.
Barrel One - Arguably the best coffee on the beaches. Also must try their New York-style sandwiches and bagels. Our pick is the 'classic' bagel.
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