Beach lifestyle in Sydney
Sydney’s cosmopolitan beach lifestyle offers fabulous experiences. Wriggle your toes in the soft white sand. Relax in the sun after an invigorating swim. Watch board riders catch waves. Stroll along the spectacular coastline. Explore underwater worlds. Savour beach picnics and beachside cafes.
And you’ll be thrilled with the many beautiful Sydney beaches, from world-famous Bondi and Manly beaches to the well-kept secrets inside the majestic Sydney Harbour, from northernmost Palm Beach to secluded beaches in Australia’s oldest national park, the Royal National Park in Sydney’s south.
You’ll find plenty of things to do, including swimming, surfing, boating, fishing and exhilarating walks to sandstone headlands perfect for whale watching from May to November. There are free barbecue facilities at some beaches, and an enticing range of cafes, bars and restaurants at popular beaches.
Join snorkelling tours in marine reserves and explore rocky reefs and kelp forests teeming with colourful marine life, such as blue groper, wobbegong sharks and sea dragons. You can also learn how to ride waves at surf schools in Cronulla, Maroubra, Bondi and the Northern Beaches.
Below you’ll find eight gateways to fun and adventure.