As the beach is tucked between two headlands at each end, it provides excellent surfing conditions and is a surfers' paradise. Freshwater beach is always patrolled by lifeguards for the safety of the surfers and to avoid any fatal death.
Besides, there is also a large rock pool at the base of the northern headland which is used by the swimmers for swimming laps. There is also the availability of arrangements to gorge on some delicious barbecue food on the beach premises.
The beach also hosts a multitude of festivals and events every year with unparalleled pomp and glory. Popular and award-winning restaurants flank the corners of the world-famous beach where the visitors can opt for some delicious cuisines.
The beach also offers a sprawling space for the sunbathers to stretch out in their hammocks under an umbrella. There are also designated areas for swimmers to scout their worries away. Hordes of beachside cafés, bars, and restaurants are present on the beach itself to satiate the taste buds.
Activities: Surfing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Picnic, Sunbathing, Swimming.
As Bronte is an east-facing beach, it receives multidirectional swelling waves that produce the best surfing conditions. There is also a separate play zone for the kids behind the beach. Besides, the bustling café scenes and picnic pavilions make it a preferred place to stop by to dive into some fun and leisure!
Since it has a quaint ambiance with just 500 meters shoreline, Avalon offers a respite from big city life with surfing and small cafes. If surfing isn't your vibe, one can stroll down barefoot and marvel in its natural beauty. In the evening when the sun bids a goodbye, wallow in the mesmerizing sunrise to call it a day.
Swimming can be an enthralling activity here but the beach can be quite hazardous at times with strong rips. Thus, it's always advisable to swim with the designated vicinities to avoid any accidents.
The entire arena is protected since it's a natural reserve where the visitors can occasionally spot Sea Dragons, Elegant Wrasse, and the threatened Black Cod. Shelly beach provides excellent conditions for scuba divers and snorkelers as its maximum depth is about 12 meters.
The shallowness enables clear visibility of a diverse variety of marine life during various underwater activities. There is also one fancy eatery at the beach and is usually open all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Activities: Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Leisure, Food
Unleash the uninhibited side of your personality as you go for a kayaking tour in the middle of turquoise warm waters. Palm Beach has many heritage-listed sites including the Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse which can be hiked by an 800-meter access trail.
Although there is no shade on the beach alternatively one can relax under the large trees, which provide plenty of shade. Unlike other beaches, Chinaman doesn't have cafes or kiosks on the beach for drinks, snacks, and lunch.
Redleaf is also one such Sydney beach which makes way for flawless views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Point.
Activities: Surfing, Swimming, Coast Walk, Leisure, Snorkelling, Sunset.
There is a netted swimming area midway along the beach for the safety of the swimmers. The Silver Beach is also befitting for family picnics and get-togethers with everything available at a convenient location.
Wash Away Beach
Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline and feel the cool water lap around your ankles. However, swimming on this beach is hazardous because of the powerful ocean currents. Apart from the landscape, Tamarama also has a cafe, playground, barbecue area among other amenities.
Curl Curl Beach
The northern part of the Curl Curl has a beautiful shallow lagoon where there are good swimming and bodyboarding conditions. On the other hand, one has to be careful while swimming in the southern part because of rips. There is also a café at the southern end to stop by for refreshments.
Location: ?8 km (5 mi) north-east of ?Sydney CBD