If you’re thinking of a Sydney beach trip, you’ve got no shortage of options to choose from. But if you’re bored of Bondi and done with Dee Why, why not expand your horizons a little? Here are five sandy paradises a little way off the beaten path.
Nestled between Coogee and Clovelly, Gordons Bay is a lovely slice of seaside heaven that can only be reached through the Coastal Walkway. The water’s pure and the waves are gentle, which makes it perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and carefree splashing about. And if you’re into scuba diving, the Gordons Bay Underwater Nature Trail is amazing.
In our humble opinion, Milk Beach the best part of Sydney Harbour National Park. Quiet, peaceful and achingly pretty, it’s only a gentle stroll down from the heritage-listed Strickland House. It offers fishing, relaxation and wonderful views of the city, and once you’ve seen it for yourself we guarantee you’ll be heading back again and again.
Ain’t nothing wrong with Congwong, as you’ll discover the moment you first lay eyes on the smooth sand, robust plants and dazzling blue waters. With the waves lapping calmly against the beach, it’s a great place to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of many Sydney beaches. Congwong is found in Botany Bay National Park, and if you’re keen on a bit of exploration, there are loads of nearby walks and trails along the coastline.
A lush and vibrant family picnic spot, Wattamolla is a stunning oasis set right on the edge of a vast lagoon. Whether you fancy fishing, snorkelling, swimming or simply kicking back and chilling out, this place will keep everyone happy all day long. Lots of wild animals call the area home, so keep an eye out for something cute!
You won’t find too many foodie spots nearby, but the friendly folks at Copper Cup Cafe will be delighted to serve if your picnic doesn’t quite do the trick.
If it’s serious seclusion you’re after, then you can’t beat Bungan Beach. This gorgeous white-sanded cove is backed by a huge slope that reaches heights of 40 metres, and the only way to access it is a single, steep footpath towards the north. Aside from a hardcore set of surfers and swimmers, few people go there on a regular basis. It’s all yours to explore!
You’ll need some serious sustenance after a day out at Bungan, and we can’t think of a better place to get it than Newport Arms Garden Bistro (featuring Australia’s biggest waterfront beer garden).