Sydney's Best Beaches
By Dipika Patel
Sydney boasts not only the best beaches in Australia, but some of the most acclaimed sandy
stretches of land in the world, making it a popular hotspot for sun worshippers.
Due to the city's sweltering climate, Sydney's beaches are frequented throughout the year,
attracting millions of tourists who are in the city for both business and pleasure.
With a wide selection available across the Pacific Ocean coastline and the harbours, bays and
rivers of Sydney, you are never more than half an hour away from enjoying the best beaches in
If your job has brought you to Sydney, no trip would be complete without taking some time out
to visit Bondi Beach.
Located just seven kilometres from the city's central business district, it is one of the region's
most popular gathering places.
Whether you are keen to lie back and enjoy the sun or are looking to get the adrenaline
pumping by trying out the local water sports facilities, there should be something to keep you
The beach, which is on the Australian National Heritage List, is approximately one kilometre
long and is hazard-graded by Surf Life Saving Australia.
While the north end is rated a fairly sedate four, the south side is judged to be a seven due to a
particularly famous rip current nicknamed the Backpackers' Express, making this area of the
beach an attractive prospect for surfers hoping to show off their skills.
Around eight kilometres to the north-east of the central business district is Balmoral, one of
Sydney's harbour beaches.
Made up of two separate beaches separated by an outcrop known as Rocky Point, Balmoral is
a great place to head for the day if you are looking to experience local cuisine, as it has a
number of restaurants situated along the main thoroughfare.
It also holds a variety of popular events, such as the annual Mudgee Wine Festival.
Coogee Beach is situated to the south-east of the business district and is an excellent place to
take a trip during the day or evening, with the suburb also boasting some great nightlife to enjoy
once the sun goes down.
Taking one of the many beautiful coastal walks is a must, while the beach itself is surrounded by
lush parklands where you can join a host of free outdoor barbecues and picnics should you
fancy a change from sea, sand and surf on your holiday.