Some of Sydney’s most popular neighbourhoods merge into the coastline, with beaches running from the Royal National Park to the south of the city and up to the eastern suburbs, and north of the city to the area known as the Northern Beaches.

Bondi is by far Sydney’s most famous beach, and the bay is lined with sunbathers, cafes and bars year-round, with beachgoing at its most popular in the warmer months. Nearby Coogee, Bronte, Clovelly and Tamarama beaches are also very popular, and you can walk along the shoreline and clifftops from north to south or south to north for all four.

A ferry ride to Manly is a very popular start to an adventure to the Northern Beaches, where you’ll find Manly Beach, Dee Why and Freshwater, and further north, Palm Beach (the ‘Summer Bay’ of Home and Away), Narrabeen, Curl Curl, Newport and Avalon. The Northern Beaches Are known as the home of Australian surfing, and are a great place to catch a wave or learn to surf.

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