Beaches in Sydney
Sydney’s cosmopolitan beach lifestyle offers fabulous experiences. Relax in the sun after an invigorating swim, stroll along the spectacular coastline and savour beach picnics and beachside cafes.
Coogee Beach is a great beach with calm surf and is family-friendly. The promenade area has restored historic buildings and nurtured parklands. Most of the facilities are located at mid-beach with showers, change rooms and toilets near the Arden Street bus stop. Upmarket restaurants now jostle with fish and chip shops and an increasing number of boutiques.
Bondi Beach is Australia's most famous beach. The jewel of Sydney’s laid-back beach lifestyle is home to one of the oldest surf lifesaving clubs in the world and one of Australia’s oldest swimming clubs, the Bondi Icebergs. You can travel by public transport from the city centre to the iconic beach.
In company with Bondi, Manly Beach is Sydney’s most iconic strip of sand. The south end of the beach is ideal for learners with its reliable sandbanks and easy spilling waves. Queenscliff Bommie, 1.5 kilometres away at the north end of the beach, can handle waves up to five metres on its day, but you need a large board and sometimes even a jet ski to tackle it.
Discover the splendour of Palm Beach, from glittering blue waters and golden sands to towering pines and magnificent vistas at Barrenjoey Head, Sydney’s northernmost seaside point. You’ll enjoy a fun range of water sports, iconic heritage, ferry rides, romantic cruises and waterside restaurants.
Beautiful houses and expensive yachts, and a beach that is postioned with views over Sydney Harbour National Park and through "the Heads" - the gateway to Sydney Harbour. It's an ideal place for a quick swim and takeaway fish and chips at sunset. In fact, you can take your rollerblades, dog, bike, sailboard and football, or just a picnic basket.