Australia is home to some of the world’s most iconic sights, great shopping and excellent surfing. The city of Sydney enjoys thousands of hours of brilliant sunshine per year and is the home to over 100 beaches.
Many of its best beaches are close to where the action is, too, within 10 kilometres of the city centre. Sydney’s beaches provide a laid-back vibe to this coastal city. With so many beaches to choose from, its hard to decide where to go next. Here is a list of the top four best beaches in Sydney:
1 Palm Beach
Palm Beach is around a 50-minute drive north of city centre. The beach is home to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and also features a lovely coastal walk. Palm Beach is popular with surfers who are more experienced and are looking for great waves outside of the city limits. The beach also hosts a swimming pool and excellent fishing. It is a great break from city life without having to travel very far.
2 Manly Beach
Manly Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in Sydney. Manly Beach has the added benefit of being situated between a quiet harbor beach and one of the most popular surfing beaches on the Pacific Coast. The beach is lined with palm trees and is great for walking, biking and skateboarding. You will find locals playing games on the beach, enjoying the water and tasting the local beer at one of the nearby restaurants.
3 Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach is internationally famous for being the most stylish beach in Australia. Located only half an hour from the city centre on public transport, Bondi is home to locals, tourists, surfers and billionaires on yachts. The area includes many stylish shops, cafes, bars and art galleries and it is surrounded by similarly stunning beaches. Bondi Beach is a great place to spend the day and with a beach like Bondi you will want to show off your spray tan Sydney style!.
4 Coogee Beach
Coogee Beach is the perfect place for a family picnic and features a promenade and a beautiful coastal walk which runs between Coogee Beach and neighboring Bondi Beach. It is also home to two ocean baths, one of which was built in 1907 and boasts gorgeous views of the beach. Coogee Beach hosts a dramatic coastline with gorgeous cliffs and spectacular sea views and its two-hour coastal walk is the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of the area.