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7 OF SYDNEY’S BEST BEACHES - Bondi to Basic
Sydney is incredibly blessed with some of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the world – all that sand, sparkling blue ocean and a water temperature that never dips below mild. It’s entirely understandable why spending the day at the beach is a favorite pastime of Sydneysiders. Whether it is summer or winter, you can always find a handful of people on any beach at any location throughout the city. Sydney is blessed with well over 100 beaches in the city, ranging in size from a few meters to several kilometers, located along the city’s Pacific Ocean coastline and its harbors, bays, and rivers. Underneath I will show you 7 of my favorite and most pretty beaches that are in Sydney. From the uber-popular Bondi, Manly, and Palm Beach to the small and oh so pretty Gordons bay or Balmoral Beach. 1. BONDI BEACH I have to start this list with probably the most iconic and most famous beach of them all – Bondi Beach. Taking a dip at Bondi Beach is an absolute must. This world famous beach cannot be seen without having a dip in the ocean. Now be smart and swim between the flags, otherwise, you might be staring in an episode of Bondi Rescue. Although the ocean looks (often) pretty mellow, it can actually be quite tricky underneath the surface. Dangerous rips can be found all over the beaches and the Boys in Blue know how to spot them (Hallelujah!) This beach does get pretty crowded, especially in the summer, but there is always a spot available somewhere. GETTING THERE | If you’re traveling from the city to Bondi Beach, the bus often runs from Circular Quay and will take approximately 45 minutes. This bus is usually the 380 or 333 bus, and is close to ferry wharf number 2 (opposite the AMP buildings and Customs House). HELPFULL BLOG POSTS | Mini guide to Bondi Beach Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk Things to do at Bondi Beach 2. GORDONS BAY Isn’t she pretty?! This bay has some of the bluest water you have ever seen. Truly breathtaking. Quietly nestled between Clovelly beach and Coogee beach, Gordons Bay is a small and secluded oasis that is worth a visit. This little hidden nugget is great for snorkeling, it also has loads of little fishing boats dominating the beach. There’s however not a lot of sand at Gordons Bay. Protected by an offshore reef, it is a popular dive spot, the calm waters hide a unique underwater nature trail. It can be found during the Bondi to Coogee walk and is the least-crowded of all six beaches and feels somewhat secret. 3. SHELLY BEACH Shelly Beach is only a short walk from the north end of Manly Beach. Easily accessible along The Cabbage Tree Bay Eco-Sculpture Walk. Walk from Manly Beach to Shelly Beach and enjoy the stunning ocean scenery. This is a short fifteen-minute walk which begins at the Manly Surf Club at the south end of Manly Beach. The walk hugs the…