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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Ettalong, Umina and Pearl Beach – Spend a Day Beach Hopping 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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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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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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