7 Best Beaches in Newcastle

Newcastle beaches

A guide to the seven best Newcastle beaches and ocean pools, some busy with good facilities and others much quieter and more isolated.

One of the perks of living in Newcastle is that this city is home to some of the best beaches one can find along the coastline of New South Wales.

In addition to fantastic beaches, Newcastle is also home to a few magnificent ocean pools, perfect for a family-friendly swim in beautiful surroundings.

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9 Beautiful Beaches in Mosman

Mosman beaches

Mosman is a charming Harbourside suburb on Sydney’s lower north shore, shaped like a peninsula separating Middle Harbour and Sydney Harbour.

Located only moments away from Sydney’s CBD, Mosman is home to leafy suburban streets, scenic walking trails, various retail precincts, and a world-class zoo.

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15 Best Things to Do in Manly (Complete Guide)

Things to do in Manly

A complete guide to the best things to do in Manly, from scenic lookout points and walking trails to historical sites and quiet beaches.

Manly and Bondi are home to Sydney’s two best-known beaches, but the two are very different in many aspects. We’re not going to turn this article into a comparison piece, but if we had to highlight one key difference, it would be the noticeable difference in atmosphere.

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Palm Jungle Loop Track and Burning Palms Beach

Palm Jungle Loop Track and Burning Palms Beach

The Palm Jungle Loop Track in Royal National Park is a fascinating 8.5 km walking trail through various types of landscapes and sceneries.

This moderately challenging trail takes in thriving rainforest, beautiful coastal views, and impressive cliff tops, with a visit to Burning Palms Beach as a welcome bonus on a warm day.

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Wattamolla Beach and Falls in Royal National Park

Wattamolla Beach and Falls in Royal National Park

Discover Wattamolla Beach in Royal National Park, home to a beautiful lagoon, a secluded beach, a pretty waterfall, and a large picnic area.

Wattamolla is a beautiful secluded spot in the Royal National Park, perfect for a relaxing day out and about. Located only 50 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD, Wattamolla Beach has slowly turned into one of Sydney’s most popular weekend and day trip destinations.

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15 Best Beaches in Sydney

Best beaches in Sydney

A guide to the 15 best beaches in Sydney, from family-friendly strips of sand to world-famous beaches with excellent facilities.

Sydney is the perfect destination for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing, with dozens of different beaches to choose from, between Palm Beach in the north and Cronulla in the south.

While some of these beaches are famous worldwide and draw big crowds on warm summer days, there are also still many quiet and secluded beaches to discover in Sydney.

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Jibbon Beach Loop Track in Bundeena

Jibbon Beach loop track

The Jibbon Beach Loop Track is an easy walking trail starting from the Bundeena ferry wharf to Jibbon Head, Port Hacking Point and Shelley Beach.

Enjoy panoramic ocean views and discover well-preserved Aboriginal engravings as you explore this beautiful area in the Royal National Park.

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Resolute Beach and the Resolute Loop Track

Resolute Beach and the Resolute Loop Track

Resolute Beach is a beautiful secluded strip of sand in the West Head section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, opposite the Barrenjoey Headland and facing Pittwater.

With amazing views and beautiful emerald-green water, visiting Resolute Beach feels like stepping into a small tropical paradise.

Two bush walking tracks, that combined form the Resolute Loop Track, lead to this fantastic beach. Read on to find out more!

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Discover Sirius Cove Reserve and Beach in Mosman

Sirius Cove Reserve and Beach in Mosman

Sirius Cove Reserve is a dog-friendly hideaway in the suburb of Mosman on Sydney’s lower north shore.

Also referred to as Little Sirius Cove, this charming spot is home to a secluded beach, a playground, and a large picnic area.

It’s also a great starting point for the walking trail eastbound to Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head, and Chowder Bay, or westbound to Cremorne Point.

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7 Best Beaches in Byron Bay (Complete Guide)

Byron Bay beaches

A guide to the seven best beaches in Byron Bay, suitable for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, sunbathing, and relaxing.

The coastline of New South Wales is home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches, and some of these strips of sand are located in the Byron Bay area in the northeastern corner of the state.

Byron Bay is a popular beach-side town that attracts many travellers and tourists each year. Initially making a name for itself as a busy industrial port town, Byron Bay has transitioned into a holiday destination and surfing hot spot since the 1960s.

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Visit Bennetts Beach in Hawks Nest

Bennetts Beach in Hawks Nest

Bennetts Beach is a beautiful 14 km long strip of white sand on the Myall Coast in Hawks Nest, just north of the Yacaaba Headland.

Popular with surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, the beach sits between Seal Rocks in the north and Yacaaba Headland in the south.

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20 Best Beaches in New South Wales

Best beaches in NSW

A guide to the 20 best beaches in NSW you need to visit. With such a long coastline, New South Wales is home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches.

One big advantage of living in NSW is that the state has such a stunning coastline, home to some of Australia’s most picturesque beaches. Some of those beaches are famous worldwide, while others are still quiet and secluded.

With so many great beaches in New South Wales, there is no such thing as a top 10, a top 15, or even a top 20. But the below list of twenty incredible beaches is what we believe to be a good representation of the many beaches on offer in NSW, Australia’s most beautiful state.

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The Cronulla Beach Coastal Walking Trail

Cronulla Beach walk

While most people visit Cronulla Beach because of its beaches, beautiful parks, and lively town centre, this beachside suburb is also home to one of Sydney’s prettiest coastal walking tracks.

Starting at Wanda Beach, the Cronulla Beach walking track is a picturesque 6 km coastal trail that follows the peninsula’s shoreline, taking in several ocean rock pools, playgrounds, beaches, and impressive real estate.

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17 Secluded Beaches in Sydney for a Quiet Swim

Secluded beaches in Sydney

A guide with 17 secluded beaches in Sydney for a relaxing swim. Escape the crowds and go to one of these quiet, hidden, or even secret strips of sand.

Sydney is blessed with many beautiful beaches, some famous around the world, others much smaller and not so well-known. With so many quality beaches on offer, Sydney is unrivalled in Australia.

But whilst it’s nice to spend a day at Manly, Cronulla, or Bondi, chances are, you’ll be surrounded by thousands of other beach-goers and sunbathers.

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16 Best Dog Friendly Beaches in Sydney

Dog friendly beaches in Sydney

This guide explores the 16 best dog beaches in Sydney where your furry friend can have a blast running around on the sand and in the water.

While there may be many beautiful beaches along Sydney’s coastline and in the Harbour, only a handful of those strips of sand are dog-friendly.

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9 Beautiful Beaches in Royal National Park

Royal National Park beaches

The Royal National Park, just south of Sydney, is Australia’s oldest and the world’s second-oldest national park.

From lookout points and waterfalls to walking tracks and natural swimming pools, this 15,000-hectare large park truly has something for everyone.

And given its location along Sydney’s south coast, the Royal National Park is also home to a great variety of stunning beaches.

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6 Beautiful Nude Beaches in Sydney

Sydney nude beaches

Swimming and bathing in your birthday suit may not be for everyone, but there are a few nudist beaches in Sydney where taking off all your clothes is considered normal.

The nudist community in Sydney may not be as large as it used to be back in the seventies and eighties, but swimming nude is still very much a thing in Sydney and New South Wales.

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Discover Gordons Bay (Between Coogee and Clovelly)

Gordons Bay in Sydney

Located just moments away from Clovelly and Coogee beach, Gordons Bay is a small piece of paradise along the coastal walk between Bondi and Coogee.

Protected by a reef, the bay is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, diving and snorkeling, away from the crowds at the larger beaches nearby.

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