Coastal Walks

A selection of some of the most beautiful Coastal Walks in Sydney and other parts of New South Wales, including maps, pictures, highlights and characteristics.

Sydney coastal walks

Sydney is a beautiful city, home to some of the world’s most well-known landmarks. But what makes Sydney truly unique is its Harbour and amazing coastline. Beaches, rock pools, parks, sandstone cliffs, Sydney’s coastline has it all.

Sydney Harbour offers national parks, historic sites and, of course, the iconic headlands. Sydney’s coastline, from Palm Beach in the north all the way to Cronulla and the Royal National Park in the south, offers some of the most beautiful walking tracks.

It is in fact possible to hike all the way from the Barrenjoey Lighthouse to Cronulla, following uninterrupted walking trails along the coastline. This foreshore walking network consists of several interconnected walking tracks.

Or otherwise try the Bondi to Manly walk, an 80km long adventure that showcases the absolute best of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney coastline.

8 Beautiful Coastal Walks in and around Sydney

To give you some ideas and inspiration, here are 8 of the best coastal walks in and around Sydney:

1. Spit Bridge to Manly Walk

The famous 10km Spit to Manly walking trail is a must-do for tourists and Sydney-siders alike, boasting quiet inner harbour beaches and beautiful bays. Read more…

2. Federation Cliff Walk

The Federation Cliff Walk is a 5 km walking trail from Watsons Bay to Dover Heights, boasting stunning sandstone cliffs and panoramic ocean views. Read more…

3. Rose Bay to Watsons Bay

Discover some of the best secluded beaches and parks in Sydney as you hike from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay. Read more…

4. Royal National Park Coast Track

The famous Coast Track in the Royal National Park is a 26km scenic trail of that follows the coastline between Bundeena and Otford. Read more…

5. Bondi to Coogee Walk

Often considered as the most famous walking trail in Sydney, the 6km track from Bondi to Coogee treats you to some of Australia’s best beaches and stunning ocean views. Read more…

6. Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach

This walk includes interesting highlights of Sydney’s military and settlement history, as well as some of the best views of the Sydney Harbour. Read more…

7. Manly Scenic Walkway

The Manly Scenic Walkway is a stunning 19.5 km coastal walk that takes you from the Spit Bridge to Manly, followed by a 9.5 km circuit trail around Manly North Head. Read more…

8. Bondi to Bronte Walk

If the hike between Bondi and Coogee is a bit too long, simply do the section between Bondi and Bronte. It’s an easy and short stroll but long enough to give you a great impression of Sydney’s beautiful coastline. Read more…

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Cronulla Beach Walking Track

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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Newcastle ANZAC Memorial Walk and Bridge

Officially opened in April 2015, the Newcastle Memorial Walk is a picturesque 450m long bridge and boardwalk, dedicated to the memory of fallen soldiers from World War I.

Several viewing platforms along the way give visitors great views of Newcastle, its long stretched beaches and the South Pacific Ocean.

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Bondi to Coogee Walk

The Bondi to Coogee walk is perhaps the most famous coastal hiking trail in Sydney, New South Wales and perhaps even Australia.

Tourists from all over the world and local Sydney-siders alike come to Sydney’s east coast every day to enjoy Australia’s best beaches, stunning ocean views and lots of parks, cafe’s and restaurants on the way from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach.

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Federation Cliff Walk (or Bondi to Watsons Bay Walk)

The Federation Cliff Walk is a 5 km walking trail from Watsons Bay to Dover Heights, boasting high sandstone cliffs and amazing panoramic views of the Tasman Sea.

This coastal walk meanders through beautiful parklands and open spaces and includes an exciting timber walkway with viewing platforms that bring you on top of the cliffs.

The Bondi to Watsons Bay walk (or Watsons Bay to Bondi walk) is the same as the Federation Cliff walk but goes a little further to Bondi Beach.

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