The most beautiful places under the sun at a glance / The Best Beaches in Sydney: Top 8
The great port city of Sydney is located in the southeast of Australia and borders directly on the Tasman Sea. Hardly surprising that there are around 40 beaches in Sydney, right? Choosing a suitable place under the sun is not that easy. To make your search easier, I have put together the most beautiful beaches in Sydney and all their advantages. Lean back and let yourself be inspired for your next trip to Australia. Incidentally, the mix of urban flair and proximity to the sea makes Sydney the perfect destination for combining a city trip with a beach holiday.
The 6 most beautiful beaches in Sydney at a glance
- Milk Beach
- Palm Beach
- Bondi Beach
- Curl Curl Beach
- Freshwater Beach
- Tamarama Beach
- Bronte Beach
- Balmoral Beach
1. Milk Beach
Let’s start our journey to the most beautiful beaches in Sydney with a beach pearl in Sydney Harbor National Park. We are talking about the small but fine Milk Beach. Although this stretch of beach is only 50m long and 5m wide, it offers the best views of Sydney’s sights.
Despite its central location, just 15 minutes from touristy Bondi Beach, Milk Beach is deserted most of the time. My tip: Come to Milk Beach in the evening, because at sunset the sun goes down along the Sydney Harbor Bridge and conjures up an incredible photo opportunity.
We continue to the north of Sydney. The northernmost beach in the metropolis is the beautiful Palm Beach. This beach is still a pretty hot insider tip, because it is considered at least as beautiful as Bondi Beach, but just a few emptier.
While at the northern end of the beach, surfers can hone their skills, the southern end is more used by families and slow swimmers.
Because of the seclusion from the city center, stars and starlets also appreciate the beach and like to spend their free time here. So keep your eyes open and with a bit of luck you will meet some familiar faces from film and television.
3. Bondi Beach / The Best Beaches in Sydney
The absolute evergreen among Sydney’s beaches is Bondi Beach. Families, couples and singles frolic on what is probably the most popular beach in Sydney to enjoy the sunny days under the Australian sun. The reason for the popularity of the beach is probably the enormous choice and variety of leisure activities.
Dig your toes in the sand at the crescent-shaped stretch of sand, sip a cool cocktail and work on your tan. Those who have had enough of being lazy can then tuck a surfboard under their arms and do some surfing.
Anyone who would like to see a sunrise at the sea ready for film should come to Bondi Beach very early in the morning and enjoy the tourist magnet before it fills up with people.
4. Curl Curl Beach
Just 30 km north of Bondi Beach, Curl Curl Beach is one of the northernmost and naturally most beautiful beaches in Sydney. In fact, there are actually two beaches, North Curl Curl Beach and its southern counterpart, South Curl Curl Beach.
The Curl Curl, as the locals call it, is one of the city’s best surfing hotspots. So if you want to prove your skills or just want to practice a bit, then the Curl Curl Beach is made for you.
Surf shops nearby provide you with equipment and the necessary know-how.
5. Freshwater Beach
Just a tick further south from Curl Curl Beach, the next dream beach is waiting for you. Freshwater Beach is a crescent-shaped beach with the finest sand and deep blue water. The special thing about this beach is the 50 m long saltwater pool with a total of eight lanes, which is in the middle of the sea.
Since there are no waves there, you can swim a few lengths undisturbed. As with almost every beach in Sydney, surfing is the dominant water sport at Freshwater Beach. So you can expect plenty of surfers looking for the perfect wave on one of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney.
6. Tamarama Beach / The Best Beaches in Sydney
Just one kilometer south of Bondi Beach, Tamarama Beach awaits you. So this beach joins the other most beautiful beaches in Sydney and rightly so.
Tamarama Beach has earned the nickname Glamarama Beach from the locals. That’s because it’s mostly the rich and famous who hang out on this beach.
And you can guess three times what the beach visitors do to pass the time here. Of course, surfing is also the favorite pastime of beach visitors at Tamarama Beach.
7. Bronte Beach
Follow the easy 40-minute coastal walk from Bondi Beach to arrive at its quieter sister Bronte. The beach can pick up plenty of swell, making it popular among surfers, while swimmers generally head to the famous rock pool at the south side of the beach. There’s a large grassy area with excellent barbecue and picnic facilities. If you’d prefer someone else do the cooking, there are plenty of nearby cafés.
8. Balmoral Beach
Located on Sydney’s scenic north shore, Balmoral Beach boasts gentle currents and enclosed swimming areas, making it a popular spot for families. Take a lesson in stand up paddle boarding or hire a kayak to explore the crystal clear waters. There’s a string of cafés to enjoy lunch afterwards: sit down to an exquisite, locally-driven menu at The Bathers’ Pavilion, overlooking Middle Harbour.