Possibly the most famous beach in the world, if not one of, Bondi Beach is the epicentre of Sydney. But, it’s not the only beach in this picturesque city. Is it time to get off Bondi and explore another place to relax, swim, and catch some rays.
Here’s some of the beaches to add to your Sydney bucket list.
Located south of Clovelly Beach and north of Coogee is Gordon’s Bay. Only accessible by foot and the surrounding coastal walk, the spot is popular for diving. It’s surrounded by calm waters and a unique underwater trail. This secluded oasis is perfect to set up all day.
Located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney is Maroubra. Although Bondi might hold the fame, it might actually be beaten by Maroubra for surf break. The epic beach is a cultural icon for surfers, with its one kilometre stretch of sand. Colloquially ‘The Bra’, work on your surf skills and hit the water.
Figure Eight Pools
Outside of Sydney are the picturesque and beautiful Figure Eight Pools. They might be a bit treacherous to get to, but the natural pools are aptly named as they make the figure eight. Perfect for a dip but even better for the ‘gram.
South of Sydney and near the Royal National Park is Wattamolla. A beach, a cove, a place to get away. Popular for picnickers and even the odd daredevil, as the beach is white sand and there’s even a waterfall with a cliff safe to jump off… if you dare. Don’t forget to pack up your snorkels, the crystal clear waters are perfect.
It’s one of Sydney’s jewels, and a little undiscovered. Although some call it secret and others call it “secret”, the beach is popular among locals. It’s protected from large swell and popular with families as it’s got vast golden sands.
Access is via a steep timber staircase, so pack light, and prepare to settle in.