5 Sydney Beaches that are Better than Bondi

January 14, 2014
Sydney Beaches

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Anyone who travels to Sydney has heard about Bondi Beach. It’s famous for its bikini clad babes and TV star lifeguards. It’s almost as much of an icon as the Opera House. But beaches abound on this city by the sea, so be sure to check out these five beaches that are better than Bondi.

5 Sydney Beaches that are Better than Bondi

1. Balmoral

 This quiet beach town is the perfect spot to sun yourself. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the grassy cliffs or stop into the Bathers’ Pavilion for lunch. There are hardly any waves, so it’s a great place to launch a paddle board or go for a swim.

2. Bronte

Take a walk along the beautiful Bondi to Coogee cliff walk until you reach Bronte. It’s still a great place to surf and you don’t have to fight the crowds. A small strip of cafes lines the main street. Take your pick for a morning coffee before grabbing your place on the sand.

3. Camp Cove

Part of the Harbor’s South Head, Camp Cove is the perfect place to while away your day. Lie on the beach, eat lunch on the pier, and take a walk around the heads to watch the sunset over the city in the distance. A loop walk takes you around a lighthouse where, if you time it right, you might spot a migrating whale.

4. Milk Beach

Head to Nielson Park and keep walking until you find yourself on this tiny patch of sand with the harbor’s best views back over the city. Bring your Esky (cooler) and a floatation device for optimum enjoyment.

5. Palm Beach

It’s a small treck from Sydney by bus, but it’s well worth the journey. Famous for being the setting of the ever popular soap opera, Home and Away, it’s a gem of Sydney’s north. Walk to the lighthouse before taking a dip in the rock pool.

There are more Sydney beaches than days in a week, so whether you’re after surfing, swimming or sunning, be sure to grab a map and get out to explore.

About Laura Bronner

Laura Bronner is an American girl addicted to life abroad. After graduating from college she set off on what was meant to be a year of travel. That was four years ago. Since then she has lived in New Zealand, Australia and now calls South Korea home. You can follow along with her experiences on An American Abroad

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