Manly is a popular destination for tourists, visitors and locals alike. The peninsular is bordered by lovely beaches, and is easily accessible by ferry from Sydney CBD, with easy road and train links to north. The suburb has been considered a seaside resort for over 200 years, and is home to many heritage listed buildings. The beaches include long stretches of sand and rock pools, making it popular for swimmers of all abilities and visitors can take one of several heritage walks and trails. As well as the beaches, Manly houses the Oceanworld Manly Aquarium, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, the Manly International Jazz Festival, a national rugby league team and other major sporting teams. It is also the setting for numerous non-fiction and fictional books.
Conveniently located Childcare for Manly parents is available mainly in the north of the suburb with Farmhouse Montessori at North Head in the south. Parents can choose from out of school care, long day care, centre based or family day care according to need. Manly child care centres use a play based philosophy to ensure children reach their full potentials. All centres offer only nutritional, healthy meals and drinks to encourage healthy eating habits into the future.