Sydney’s beaches are renowned worldwide and visitors can choose from a variety of spectacular surf and sand options. At the beaches, there are plenty of things to see and do, from boating on spectacular Sydney Harbour and enjoying delicious waterside dining to getting some fresh air and exercise on a scenic coastal walk.
At Bondi, one of Sydney’s most popular beaches, you’ll find fit and friendly residents and tourists alike walking, jogging, swimming and boot-camping year-round. Many visit the area just to soak up the lively vibe and enjoy the beachside dining options and vibrant night-life.
Manly is another favourite beach for Sydneysiders and visitors. The Manly ferry from Circular Quay makes for a stunning and enjoyable ride no matter the season. Enjoy a fun marine experience at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, where you can discover the mysteries of the deep without getting your toes wet.
For some more tranquil beach options, head to Clovelly and Coogee. Coogee connects to Bondi with a beautiful six-kilometre coastal walk. Grab a coffee or hot chocolate at a cafe on either as you take in the stunning views.
Just outside the city in Mosman, you’ll find picturesque Balmoral Beach. At Dee Why, stay connected with free WiFi, so you can “surf” from the convenience of a beachside café; you’ll find loads of shopping and a buzzing night-life here too. Farther north is Palm Beach, the setting for many scenes from iconic Australian TV show Home and Away.
The beaches also offer plenty of water sport activities - try surf schools, kayak hire and snorkelling.