Maitland Bay Track in Bouddi National Park

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 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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8 Beaches to Visit in the Royal National Park

Royal National Park Beaches

The popular Royal National Park just south of Sydney is Australia’s oldest and the world’s second oldest national park.

First established in 1879, the park was officially renamed to its current name in 1955, after Queen Elizabeth II passed through on her way to Wollongong during her 1954 Australia tour.

From lookout points and waterfalls, to walking tracks and natural swimming pools, this 15,000 hectares large park truly has something for everyone.

But given its location along Sydney’s south coast, the Royal National Park is also home to a great variety of secluded beaches.

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12 Best Beaches in NSW You Should Visit

Best beaches in NSW

One of the advantages of living in New South Wales is that this state has a very long coastline, home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches. Some of these beaches are famous all over the world, while others are still very much undiscovered.

With so many great beaches in NSW to choose from, there is no such thing as a top 10 or a top 12. But the below list of 12 beaches is what we believe a good representation of the many beaches we have on offer in New South Wales, Australia’s most beautiful state.

So let’s get straight into it, from north to south, here is our top 12 best beaches in NSW!

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6 Beautiful Nude Beaches in and Around Sydney

Sydney nude beaches

Swimming and bathing in your birthday suit may not be for everyone, but there are quite a few nudist beaches in Sydney where taking off all your clothes is considered normal.

The nudist community in Sydney may not be as large as it used to be back in the seventies and eighties, but swimming nude is still very much a thing in Sydney and New South Wales.

So if you’ve ever considered swimming nude and you’re curious what if would feel like, perhaps this article will help you to take the plunge.

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10 Dog Friendly Beaches in Sydney Your Best Mate Will Love

Dog friendly beaches in Sydney

While you may be able to find tons of beautiful beaches along Sydney’s coastline and in the Harbour, not many of those strips of sand are dog friendly.

It’s true, dogs are not allowed on most of Sydney’s beaches, not even on a lead. And with such a large dog population in our city, this is indeed a bit disappointing.

But let’s not despair, because there are actually some great beaches in Sydney where your dog is more than welcome!

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Cronulla Beach Walking Track

Cronulla Beach walk

While most people visit Cronulla Beach because of its long beaches, beautiful parks and lively town centre, this beachside suburb is also home to one of Sydney’s prettiest coastal walks.

Starting at Wanda Beach, the Cronulla Beach walking track is a picturesque 6km walk that follows the shoreline of the peninsula, taking in several ocean rock pools, playgrounds, beaches and impressive real estate.

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Ettalong, Umina and Pearl Beach – Spend a Day Beach Hopping on the Central Coast

Ettalong Beach, Umina Beach and Pearl Beach on the Central Coast

Escape the crowds at Sydney’s popular beaches, and visit Ettalong, Umina and Pearl Beach on the Central Coast instead.

Overlooking Brisbane Water and Broken Bay, these three family-friendly strips of sand are perfect for swimming and other water-based activities.

Ettalong, Umina and Pearl Beach are neighbouring beaches all within easy driving distance, so why not explore all three of them in one day?

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