Of all the coastal cities in the world, Sydney seems to get the balance the best. Here, residents work hard and play hard. With some of the most beautiful beaches on the globe located within 6 miles of the city centre, surfing and swimming are central to Sydney’s culture. Spend time exploring, walking and taking in the sights before relaxing on white sands and taking a dip in azure waters.
A trip to Sydney wouldn’t be complete without spending time on Bondi beach. Throughout the year, the beach is a vibrant hub of activity; from early risers who want to catch the dazzling sunrise before indulging in a spot of breakfast at a beach café, to night-time revellers who party from sunset and beyond. If you are feeling active, you can grab a surf lesson and ride the iconic waves, or take a walk along the coastline from Bondi to Coogee. There is no shortage of restaurants and cafes, along the way, from simple food shacks to fine-dining. So, relax, indulge, and enjoy.
For every famous beach in Sydney, there are dozens of “secret” beaches and if you are not afraid to go slightly off the beaten track, you will be rewarded with these hidden gems. Tucked away in Hermit Bay, you will find Milk Beach, one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets. With crystal-clear waters, Milk Beach provides incredible views of Sydney Harbour. One reason this beach is such a secret is that it isn’t accessible by public transport – if you have a hire car, there is a small amount of off-street parking. Alternatively, you can access the beach by foot or boat - well worth the effort for an escape from the crowds.