Sydney: Beach

The Cultural Hub of Australia's East Coast

Sydney Beach

With some of the world’s most beautiful stretches of coastline, Sydney’s beaches are accessible varied and, although slightly busy in Summer, never packed. From secluded rocky coves to golden sandy beaches and the awe-inspiring views of, beach holidays in Sydney offers something suitable for all families, couples and singles alike looking for a sun, sea, sand and everything in between. The Harbour beaches of Lady Bay and Manly cove offer calm, sheltered relaxation and are best for swimming whilst the string of southern beaches leading to Botany Bay offer crowds, surf and fun.

Bondi is Australia’s most famous beach and is perfect for holidaymakers looking to surf, swim or just hang out and enjoy a beautiful coastline. The more adventurous can enjoy Aboriginal rock engravings are a short walk north and there are numerous walking path travels south to the beaches of Bronte and Coogee. Surfers should head to the nearby cove Tamarama, Maroubra and Bronte, just to the south, is best suited for couples whilst those seeking a more secluded beach should try Coogee, about 4km south of Bondi, also a great spot to snorkel. Meanwhile, sun-soaked Manly boasts a full-scale holiday resort that is the perfect destination for families looking for a beach holiday in Sydney and is also the main focus of the North Shore - visitors should be sure to check out the beautiful Shelly Beach and Manly’s Oceanworld nearby. Pittwater and the encouragingly-titled Broken Bay offer some of great sailing and boating, with many introductory courses available. Beaches are generally safe and there are ’flagged’ areas patrolled by renowned lifesavers, shark patrols also operate during summer.