The best of Sydney at the beach
Sydney is known around the world for its beaches, and visitors can choose from a variety of spectacular surf-and-sand options. Whether you want to take to the waves with your surfboard, enjoy quiet time on a secluded beach or dine overlooking the ocean, Sydney has it all.
Two of Sydney's most popular beaches are Bondi and Manly. Both are renowned for their great surf, as well as the communities built around the two beaches. Many people visit the areas just to soak up the vibe and enjoy the beachside dining options.
If you prefer more tranquil beaches, Clovelly and Coogee are perfect for you. Coogee connects to Bondi with a beautiful six-kilometre coastal walk. Extend your walk and stop off for a dip, a drink or a break in the shade. Every spring, you'll have even more reason to take a break as you wander past Sculpture by the Sea.
Near Manly you can lie on the sand with a picnic and a book. Balmoral Beach, close to Mosman and on the harbour is very picturesque, and Dee Why offers more of an ocean beachside atmosphere. Farther north is Palm Beach, the setting for many scenes from iconic Australian TV show Home and Away.