Set on beautiful Moreton Bay, discover what makesManly one of Brisbane’smost-loved seaside locations. 6 Seaside Living in Man ly Manly may seem like a quiet town during the week, but come the weekend this bayside locale sings a different tune. Manly attracts a variety of families and established couples who seek a quieter lifestyle in a bayside village. With its proximity to the water and all-embracing community, sailing enthusiasts look to Manly to fulfil their passion for aquatic hobbies. Brisbanites descend on Manly to launch their vessels at what is considered to be the largest boating facility in the Southern Hemisphere. Boats head due east, taking day trips out to nearby Moreton Island, Stradbroke Island and Tangalooma Wrecks, where dolphins playfully distract crews from their seafaring adventures. More than a place to moor boats, the Manly marina also hosts an array of activities from fine dining to waterside yoga. Beyond the marina, pristine water laps against Manly’s foreshore, cooling off the sun-drenched path that flows from Manly to Wynnum and through the heart of Manly Harbour Village – a café and dining hotspot with an array of boutique shopping and galleries. Little Bayside Park is a hive of activity every weekend. The Manly CreativeMarkets and the Jan Powers FarmersMarket are regular features providing the community with fresh produce, tasty treats and locally made goods, while the annual Halloween Street parade attracts thousands. In the height of summer, locals cool off at WynnumWading Pool or sit in the shade of the park soaking up the sea breeze while watching the vast array of sails drift by. With all this just 30 minutes from the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, Manly is as much a weekend destination as it is a place to call home.