Balmoral Beach - Mosman
Beautiful houses and expensive yachts, and a beach that is postioned with views over Sydney Harbour National Park and through "the Heads" - the gateway to Sydney Harbour.
It's an ideal place for a quick swim and takeaway fish and chips at sunset. In fact, you can take your rollerblades, dog, bike, sailboard and football, or just a picnic basket.
Head to the northern tip of the beach where you'll find a small, shady park behind an old club building. From here, a short walk through the streets or around the rocks will take you to Chinamans Beach.
Does have an enclosed swimming area. Next to the boatshed are the swimming baths, enclosed by shark nets and a wide boardwalk.
The best toilets, showers and change rooms are found at the rear of the Bathers' Pavilion.