Situated on the east cost of Australia, Sydney provides a unique laid-back living experience. You have an abundance of harbour coves and surf beaches to choose according to your preference. During anytime of the year, locals and visitors on holidays can be seen at these beaches which provide suitable conditions for both novice and professional surfers. There are usually an abundance of cafes and restaurants located opposite these beaches where you can sit back and watch the surf rolling in.
Our best beaches in Sydney covers Bondi and Manly.
Spending a day in sun on the sand and anloying the surf is a great way to recharge your batteries and a cheap day out for youself, friends and family. All you need is to pack a towel, swim wear, sun screen, maybe a lunch and the boogy board or surf board and you are ready to experience a great day.
If you are new to these beaches, it is recommended that you go to a patrolled beach with surf life savers and for your safety, swim only within the flags.
Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Sydney where you can enjoy great surf or just sit back and enjoy lunch with your friends. There are also a great range of cafes, restaurants and surf shops which make it a city favourite. Getting to Bondi Beach is possible by car or public transport. If you are travelling from outside the Bondi area, you would need to go to Bondi Junction first and then catch a bus to the beach.
The beach is parolled by the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club. If you should have any questions or require assistance during your visit to Bondi Beach, they would be more than happy to assist you.
When at Bondi, ensure that you obey any instructions given by the surf life savers as they want to ensure your safety at all times.
Manly offers it all: beautiful beaches, tranquil bays, seaside walks, and buzzing cafes and bars. Manly combines the best Sydney beach lifestyle with a relaxed village experience. Getting there is just a bit of of the fun when boarding the ferry from Circular Quay – no more than 30 minutes later, you’re at Manly Wharf, with its serene inner-harbour beach and waterside restaurants and bars.
It’s barely a short 5-minute walk on the Corso from Manly Wharf towards the oceanfront promenade that’s lined with Norfolk Island pine trees. This stretch of sand includes several ocean beaches – Queenscliff, South Steyne and North Steyne.
Explore Manly by walking, rollerblade or bike, with pathways and coastal walks taking you even more north to Freshwater Beach or around the headland to Shelly Beach, a splendid protected sandy cove with plenty of vibrant fish for a fantastic snorkelling or scuba diving encounter.
Away from the beach, there are plenty of other things to do and see. If you have a preference for to look at the marine life while remaining dry, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary always delights with its sizeable sharks, giant stingrays, turtles and shoals of fish. Fearless adventure seekers can dive with the sharks!
To get close up and personal with marine life, Dive Centre Manly offers training and expeditions for all level. If you’d rather stay on top of the water, there are numerous surf schools by the beach. Manly Surf School has instructional classes for beginners and skilled surfers throughout the year, and Fairy Bower is a right-hand reef break that’s favored with experienced surfers.
The prominent Manly to Spit Bridge picturesque stroll is 10 kilometres long and takes three to four hours to complete at a moderate pace. During your stroll, you’ll discover parks, reserves and outstanding sights of Sydney Harbour.
And of course, your time in Manly wouldn’t be complete without a break for a nibble at one of the many cafes and restaurants located along the waterfront.