Beaches

Sydney and New South Wales are blessed with literally hundreds of beautiful beaches. White sandy beaches, surf beaches, secluded beaches that not many people know about, world-famous beaches such as Bondi and Manly, Sydney has it all. Here is a selection of beaches in and around Sydney, including maps, pictures, characteristics and facilities.

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Bennetts Beach in Hawks Nest

Bennetts Beach is a beautiful 14km long strip of white sand on the Myall Coast in Hawks Nest. Popular with surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, the beach runs between Seal Rocks in the north and Yakaba Headland in the south.

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Sirius Cove Reserve, a Quiet Hideaway in Mosman

Sirius Cove Reserve is a dog-friendly hideaway in the suburb of Mosman in Sydney’s lower north shore. Often referred to as Little Sirius Cove, this charming natural treasure boasts a quiet beach, a playground and a large picnic area.

It’s also a great starting point for the walking trail going east to Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head and Chowder Bay, or going west to Cremorne Point.

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10 Secluded Beaches in Sydney You Should Visit This Summer

Sydney is blessed with more than 100 beaches, some big and world-renowned, others much smaller and not so well-known. With so many quality beaches available, Sydney is almost unrivalled in the world.

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Jibbon Beach Loop Track in Bundeena

The Jibbon Beach Loop Track is an easy walking trail from the Bundeena ferry wharf to Jibbon Head, Port Hacking Point and Shelley Beach. Enjoy panoramic ocean views and discover well-preserved Aboriginal engravings on the way.

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Milk Beach and Strickland House in Vaucluse

Milk Beach is a tiny, secluded strip of sand right in front of the historic Strickland House in Vaucluse. If you want to avoid the big crowds in Bondi, Coogee and Manly, try Milk Beach for a lazy afternoon in the sun.

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Maitland Bay Track in Bouddi National Park

The Maitland Bay track is a short but steep bushwalk in Bouddi National Park that winds its way down from the Information Centre to the stunning beach of Maitland Bay.

Be mesmerised by the beauty of the national park as you hike through the rainforest all the way down to the yellow sand of Maitland Bay. Stroll along the beach to Bouddi Point and discover some of the remains of an old shipwreck.

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Wattamolla Beach, Waterfall and Lagoon in the Royal National Park

Wattamolla Beach, and its lagoon, waterfall, picnic area and lookout, is a beautiful spot in the Royal National Park to spend a relaxing day out and about.

Located in the middle of the famous Royal Coastal Walk (aka the Coast Track) and only 50 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, Wattamolla Beach truly is an oasis of natural beauty.

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Resolute Beach and the Resolute Loop Trail

Resolute Beach is one of those secluded beaches in Sydney that you should visit at least once in your life. With amazing views of Pittwater and The Barrenjoey Headland, beautiful emerald green water and virtually no tourists around, this is a true hidden gem.

The Resolute Track, or Resolute Loop Trail, is the walking track that takes you to Resolute Beach from the Resolute Picnic Ground.

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Whale Beach, the Quiet and Secluded Alternative to Palm Beach

Whale Beach is a picturesque, 600 metres long strip of sand in the Northern Beaches region, close to Palm Beach. Whale Beach is not as well known as its bigger neighbour though, and is therefore usually much quieter with a pleasant, secluded atmosphere.

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Chinamans Beach and Rosherville Reserve, a Quiet Little Paradise in Mosman

Chinamans Beach is a hidden treasure in Sydney’s Middle Harbour. Unlike its bigger neighbour Balmoral Beach, Chinamans Beach never really gets crowded. Rosherville Reserve, just behind the beach, is a quiet park area, perfect for a picnic or a barbecue.

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