Sydney beaches stretch from North to South and everyone has their favourite beach. Enjoy discovering which is yours, there are many more besides Bondi. Most beaches are patrolled by voluntary surf life savers, it is essential to swim between the flags.
Within the confines of the harbour are beaches protected by shark nets that offer safe bathing and swimming without waves. These include Clifton Gardens; Balmoral with a rotunda on the beach used for summer shows; Manly Cove next to the ferry wharf and so easy to visit from the city centre and Nielsen Park where there is Shark Beach (nets are in place!) and reached by ferry. Nude bathing is allowed at Lady Bay, located at Watsons Bay.
World famous and a must see but there are better Sydney beaches. Around the beach are many cafes, pubs and restaurants. Try the walk from Bondi to Coogee beach with it's high cliffs.
A pretty beach in the eastern suburbs with large park and a strip of cafes along Bronte Road. The beach has bad rips but the Bogey Hole a natural tidal rock pool at the south end of the beach provides safe swimming.
A safe swimming beach.
Close to Clovelly good for snorkelling. Major Street, Coogee.
Little Congwong Bay beach
A secluded beach at Botany Bay National park that attracts nudists which is not legal but happens! Anzac Parade, Botany Bay National park.
Manly beach rivals Bondi beach in fame. Easy to reach on the ferry from the CBD and well worth the trip. AQ long beach with good surf and a trip of cafes and shops behind. Manly
Escape from crowds at Manly to this quiet protected beach good for snorkelling.
The Esplande, Balmoral
McLean Crescent, Mosman
Sandy Bay, Clontarf
Lady Bay beach
Victoria Street, Watson Bay
Horler Avenue, Vaucluse
Nielsen Park, Vaucluse Road