Everyone knows Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, with reliable waves for surfers, Icebergs for pool swimmers, and plenty of food and drink to keep you going – there’s something for everyone. But Sydney has so much more to offer!
Bondi’s little sister Bronte is just 1km away from the iconic beach. This classic Australian surf beach, also has one of Sydney’s best natural rock pools, as well as a man made lap pool – perfect for every beach goer. So have a quick swim or settle in for the day with plenty of space and facilities for BBQ’s and picnics on the grassy park behind the beach.
A more secluded option for a day at the beach is Milk Beach. This tiny strip of sand is tucked away in Vaucluse with stunning views of Sydney Harbour. The best way to get to this beach is along the Hermitage Foreshore Track from either Rose Bay or Watsons Bay.
In many ways, Manly is the Bondi of the North. A busy, but beautiful spot, spanning for 3km there’s something for everyone. The waves at this beach are some of the best, and with plenty of lifeguards it’s perfect for less experienced swimmers too. Many prefer to walk or cycle along the gorgeous boardwalk or enjoy a meal and a drink at one of the many cafes and restaurants in the concourse.
Another Northern favourite, just a short walk from Manly Beach is Shelly Beach. Enclosed around native bush, Shelly is a little paradise, with shells scattered on sandy shores, and clear water perfect for swimming and snorkelling. There’s also plenty of BBQ’s, cafes and food spots to save you the walk back to Manly for lunch.
This local favourite is a stunning beach, with calm surf and an abundance of facilities to make a perfect beach day. There’s an enclosed lawn to lay out and have a picnic on, as well as ocean baths down the southern end of the beach. Be sure to check out Coogee Pavilion for a well earned margarita after a big day in the sun.