Sydney is the largest of the Australian cities, and it has also been blessed with scores of lovely sandy beaches. Ranging from serene beaches among the tranquil bays and coves in Sydney Harbor to some of the world’s best beaches for surfing, one can recline on the fine white sands and take delight among the curly, bustling waves.
Abounds of Beaches
Busy at most times of the year, the white sandy beach of Bondi pulls visitors from all over the world. The Balmoral Beach on the north and the Redleaf on the east have a serene stretch of sand within the Sydney Harbor. The most popular beaches have facilities like cafés, bars and eateries and if you are planning your holiday among far-off beaches you need to pack a hamper for a picnic on your own!
From Palm Beach to Cronulla, you have a range of beaches to pick from. Tamarama, Clovelly and Bronte are noteworthy. Tamarama with an 80-metre shoreline is prone to strong currents; Clovelly is small and usually calm. The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is an excellent means to explore the sea and admire spectacular views. The headlands around here are ideal places to watch annual whale migration.
On the southern side, there are two iconic beaches on the National Surfing Reserves – Maroubra and Cronulla. Cronulla offers excellent opportunities for exciting long walks along the shore. Among the city beaches, Cornulla is the only one directly accessible by train.
To the north of the city centre are the Freshwater and Manly beaches. Both of these are on the National Surfing Reserves list. The Manly is one of the greatest natural harbors and can be reached by a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. Freshwater is a popular family beach easily accessible by walk towards north from Manly.
While in Manly, you must visit Manly Sea Life Sanctuary. This place offers you the best aquarium experiences, which includes diving with sharks. Palm Beach, Dee Why and Mona Vale are the other highlights on the northern side. The Flamin’ Galah tour to Palm Beach is one of the popular activities among the visitors.
Beaches for Surfing
Most of the surf beaches in Sydney offer surfing classes year-round. Manly and Bondi are good for novices, while Dee Why and Narrabean have great surf breaks. With its narrow inlet, Tamarama to the south of Bondi is challenging for even the advanced of the board riders. Coogee and Cronulla are also popular for surf sports.