Sydney’s best paddleboarding locations

8 January 2015

Paddleboarding is a great way to enjoy a day in the sunshine and take in Sydney’s stunning harbour and coastline surroundings.

Spend a day on the water at some of Sydney’s best paddleboarding locations:

Bondi Beach

Head out on to the water on your own or join a community of paddleboarders at the iconic Bondi Beach. There are plenty of classes available for paddlers of all experience levels, whether you’re just starting out or looking to refine your technique. For a twist, try a paddleboard yoga class aimed to test your balance and strengthen your core.

stand-up-paddleboarding-bondi-beach Paddleboarding at Bondi Beach. Image credit: Mikala Wilbow; Let’s Go Surfing

Watsons Bay

Take in Sydney’s iconic sites paddleboarding at Watsons Bay where you’ll enjoy scenic views of Sydney’s coastline, city skyline, as well as glimpses of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Paddle out towards the secluded Camp Cove Beach to watch a harbour sunset or take in the vast outlook onto the Tasman Sea.

Watsons Bay Plenty of water activities can be enjoyed at Watsons Bay

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

For a unique paddleboarding experience that combines nature and fitness, visit Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park and paddle down the vast, still waters of the Basin. Look out for native wildlife such as swamp wallabies and echidnas, and discover the area’s significant Aboriginal and early-settler history.

Ku-Ring-Gai-National-Park The Basin at Ku-Ring-Gai National Park. Image credit: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW

Port Hacking Waterway in Bundeena

A one-hour drive south of Sydney, Bundeena’s Port Hacking Waterway is surrounded by the natural splendour of the Royal National Park. Explore the waterway’s tranquil surroundings paddleboarding on its serene waters and discover glorious stretches of swimming beaches and great picnic locations.

Scenic-shot-Bundeena-Wharf Bundeena Wharf. Image credit: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW

Coogee Beach

A popular family destination, Coogee Beach’s clear waters and picturesque outlook makes it a great location to test your balance on a paddleboard while relishing in the saltwater breeze. When you are back on land, make the most of Coogee’s clean sandy shores, picnic facilities and explore the popular Bondi to Coogee coastal walk.

View-of-Coogee-Beach View of Coogee Beach