10 Best Beaches in Sydney to Visit All Year Round

Best beaches in Sydney

One of the best perks of living in an amazing city like Sydney is that there is no shortage of beautiful beaches.

With dozens of different beaches to choose from, between Palm Beach in the north and Cronulla in the south, Sydney is indeed a great destination for swimming, sunbathing and surfing.

While some of these beaches are famous around the world and draw big crowds on warm days, there are also still lots of quiet and secluded beaches to enjoy in Sydney.

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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 world famous, 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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7 Byron Bay Beaches You Should Visit

Byron Bay beaches

The New South Wales coastline is home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches. Some of these beaches happen to be in and around Byron Bay in the northeastern corner of New South Wales.

Byron Bay is a popular beach-side town that attracts a great amount of travelers each year. Despite its ever-growing popularity and influx of visitors, Byron Bay has never lost its small town laid-back atmosphere.

Initially making a name for itself as a busy industrial port town, Byron Bay has slowly transitioned into a holiday destination and surfing hot spot since the 1960’s. Which is no surprise, with so many great beaches at its doorstep.

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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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