Sydney Beaches

From: Sydney Travel Guide

See also: Sydney BeachesSydney Harbour National ParkRoyal Botanic Gardens

Sydney Beaches, Australia

Bondi Beach, Sydney
Bondi beach is one of the most popular beaches due to its wonderful sandy beach which is nearly a mile long and its close proximity to the City which is only around 4.5 miles away.

The North end of the beach is most suitable for swimming, paddling and body boarding and you will find the life guards red and yellow flags to swim in between in place along this stretch of the beach.

The South end of the beach is used for surfing although you need to be aware that there are strong rip currents at this end of the beach.

There are many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants situated along Campbell Parade and the surrounding streets.

Manly Beach, Sydney
Manly Beach is around 10 miles to the North East of Sydney and has an excellent sandy beach that is just over 1 mile in length with excellent surfing and body board conditions. The safest place to swim is between the lifeguards red and yellow flags. Situated close to the Beach are many restaurants, bars, cafe and shops.

A scenic walk from Manly leads on to Shelley Beach which has a sheltered cove with its own facilities and is excellent for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Coogee Beach, Sydney
Coogee Beach although not as famous as Bondi Beach is very well known and a popular place to visit. As well as fantastic swimming and surf conditions, Coogee also has great scenic coastal walks and parklands.

At the North end of the beach there is Dolphin Point which contains the Bali bombing memorial and a series of steps that lead to an open rock pool known as St Giles Baths.

At the Southern end of the beach you will find the Ross Jones Memorial Pool whose piers resemble that of a sand castles' turrets and also the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. It is advisable to swim in between the red and yellow coast guard flags, as strong rip currents do occur along the beach.

Bronte Beach, Sydney
Bronte beach is a wonderful beach for swimming and for surfing. The beach is surrounded by Bronte parkland which has picnic and barbecue areas as well as changing facilities and cafes the beach can be a little bit less crowded than its famous neighbor Bondi Beach. And has lifeguards on patrol during certain times.