The warm sandy beaches, waves thrashing across the shores, the cool water touching your feet, and the undying sea breeze. Every time someone asks me what would be my favorite travel destination, I can’t help but mention any place that has beautiful beaches. And I’m sure many of you share my passion for beaches. So, when it came to writing an article on the best beaches in Sydney, Australia, I had to jump on the opportunity.
Sydney has some of the most amazing beaches in the world and thousands of tourists select them as one of their travel destinations. The ocean beaches are separated into Northern and Southern beaches. All the beaches are located along the Pacific Ocean coastline and attract tourists and locals all year round because of its wonderful climate. So, if you are planning on putting Sydney as your next vacation spot, perhaps you’d like to know where all the fancy beaches are.
Top 5 Famous and Breathtaking Beaches in Sydney, Australia
Did you know that there are about 70 (big and small) beaches in the city? Yes! Whether you choose the Northern beaches located at the north side of the Sydney Harbour or the Southern beaches located at the Eastern suburbs and Cronulla, you are surly going to be mesmerized with their beauty galore.
Manly Beach, situated on the Eastern side of the island, is one of Sydney’s most popular beaches. There are many things you can do on this beach. Attractions and activities along the Manly beach include kayaking, swimming, scuba diving, etc. One of the attractions of this beach is the Historical walk which tells us about diseased migrants who harbored at the northern part and then being quarantined by the locals. You can also go for a bike tour on this beach. Just rent a bicycle and stroll off. This beach conducts a lot of festivals like ‘The Food and Wine Festival’ and they have surfing competitions. You can go whale watching and also can see flying fish. There are a lot of hotels around the beach to enjoy the calm and beautiful sunsets and sunrises.
The meaning of the word Bondi or Boondi is “the noise of water breaking on the rocks”. This beach is famous worldwide and has a long history of its ownership, finally going public on 9th June, 1882. Thousands of tourists come to this beach to enjoy surfing and swimming. The waves on the northern part of the one km beach are much gentler than the southern part. There have been sightings of dolphins and sharks at this beach in the migration period, but fear not, as this beach has shark nets and you would definitely be safe here. As other beaches in this city, Bondi beach also has a lot of sports and recreational areas and has fine hotels and restaurants.
Just one kilometer south of the Bondi beach, lies the beautiful Tamarama or the Glamarama(as called by locals) beach. The name Glamarama is set by locals because a lot of people, especially trend-setters, come here to be seen. This beach is just seven kilometers away from the business hub in Sydney. The main reason why this beach is famous is because of its location and landscape. It is in between Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach; the area is fairly quiet and has a peaceful atmosphere. It has parks, gully, and a recreational area as it is conveniently accessible. People come here to enjoy picnics, sunbathing, and surfing. All in all, a nice romantic place to take your girlfriend.
A lot of tourists find this beach, located at the eastern suburbs very pleasant and charming. This beach is not only safe but good to take your family too. It is circular shaped and looks beautiful. This beach is known for sports and night life. You can choose to go for Pro diving activity, visit massage parlors, or just a walk around the beautiful table top along the beach. The beach has an array of excellent cafés, bars to just sit relax and feel the warm breeze on your face. Of course with all these recreational areas, you have the option of swimming and surfing.
Bronte Beach lies between Coogee Beach and Bondi Beach. Every year in December you can enjoy the long distance swimming starting at this beach. The southern part of this beach holds a beautiful 30mts ocean pool. This beach is joined with parks, popular cafes bars and hotels. You can walk or jog along the pathway linking three beaches. You can definitely enjoy swimming and surfing at this beach. You can find a lot of families enjoying their picnics and family oriented fun, like junior surfers, junior surf lifesaving, etc. You definitely should not miss out on this wide beach as it is both fun and peaceful.
Apart from these world famous beaches, Sydney has plenty more to offer its tourists like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. You can read more in detail from the article best places to visit in Australia. Till then, keep researching on more exciting places to see in and around Sydney, Australia, and I hope you have a wonderful time there.