5 of the hottest nearby beach destinations from Sydney

5 of the hottest nearby beach destinations from Sydney

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Sydney's beach destinations are some of the best in New South Wales. On a hot summer’s day, people will head to the coast in droves just to soak up the sun and the atmosphere.

Grab a cheap car hire deal from DriveNow and travel a short distance to one of these incredible beach destinations.

Bondi Beach

It’s one of Sydney’s most iconic beach destinations. Bondi’s famous sandy shore can be explored all year round. Enjoy beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean as you relax in the sand on a summer’s day. You may even want to join thousands of other beachgoers in the middle of the day and hit the surf. Go for a nice stroll at sunrise or sunset. Socialise at one of the nearby cafes or restaurants at night. Whatever you decide to do, Bondi Beach is abuzz with energy.

Manly Beach

Only a short drive from the CBD you’ll discover the best of both worlds. On one side sits a peaceful inner-harbour beach which is lovely to walk along. On the other is one of the city’s most popular surf beaches. Throw in some fine dining restaurants and attractions such as Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and you have everything you need in a coastal destination.

Cronulla Beach

It’s not often you’ll find a beach destination that caters perfectly for surfers and families, but this spot is ideal for both. On any given day you’ll see kids running around the place while thrill-seekers chase big waves. Look for some beautiful lookouts and ocean pools and it’s likely you’ll have found yourself somewhere along the ‘Cronulla Walk’. The two-hour stroll showcases some of the best scenery the area has to offer.

Terrigal Beach

Surfers unite! Drive just under one and a half hours north of Sydney. You’ll soon understand by Terrigal has earned a reputation for having fantastic surf beaches. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t experienced at riding waves. There are quite a few surf schools to choose from so you can learn to ride. There’s no shortage of surf up here. But if you do feel like doing something other than hitting the waves then you can also check out the area’s lively café scene and scenic walks.

Stanwell Park Beach

This is a peaceful family spot, located only an hour south of Sydney. There’s a large reserve with picnic and barbeque facilities. The beach is also surrounded by natural bushland. Take a walk up to Bald Hill Lookout to really appreciate the gorgeous views of Stanwell Tops and the famous Sea Cliff Bridge. The panorama view of this pretty coastal town is a sight not to forget.


Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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