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  • 1. Bondi Beach

    Bondi Beach | Beach–Sight

    Wide, wonderful Bondi (pronounced bon -dye) is the most famous and most crowded of all Sydney beaches. It has something for just about everyone...Read More

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  • 2. Bronte Beach

    Bronte | Beach–Sight

    If you want an ocean beach that's close to the city and has a terrific setting, with both sand and grassy areas, this one is hard to beat. A...Read More

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  • 3. Manly Beach

    Manly | Beach–Sight

    The Bondi Beach of the north shore, Manly caters to everyone except those who want to get away from it all. On sunny days Sydneysiders, school...Read More

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  • 4. Palm Beach

    Palm Beach | Beach–Sight

    The golden sands of Palm Beach glitter as much as the bejeweled residents of the stylish nearby village. The beach is on one side of the peninsula...Read More

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  • 5. Watsons Bay

    Watsons Bay | Beach–Sight

    Established as a military base and fishing settlement in the colony's early years, Watsons Bay is a charming suburb, with a popular waterfront...Read More

  • 6. Balmoral Beach

    Balmoral | Beach–Sight

    This 800-yard-long, rarely crowded beach—among the best of the inner-harbor beaches—is in one of Sydney's most exclusive northern suburbs. There...Read More

  • 7. Camp Cove

    Watsons Bay | Beach–Sight

    Just inside South Head, this crescent beach is where Sydney's fashionable people come to watch and be seen. The gentle slope and calm water...Read More

  • 8. Clovelly

    Clovelly | Beach–Sight

    Even on the roughest day it's safe to swim at the end of this long, keyhole-shape inlet, which makes it a popular family beach. There are toilet...Read More

  • 9. Coogee

    Coogee | Beach–Sight

    A reef protects this lively beach (pronounced kuh -jee), creating calmer swimming conditions than those found at its neighbors. A grassy headland...Read More

  • 10. Dee Why–Long Reef

    Dee Why | Beach–Sight

    Separated from Dee Why by a narrow channel, Long Reef Beach is remoter and much quieter than its southern neighbor. However, Dee Why has better...Read More

  • 11. Lady Jane

    Watsons Bay | Beach–Sight

    Officially called Lady Bay, Lady Jane is the most accessible of the nude beaches around Sydney. It's also a popular part of Sydney's gay scene...Read More

  • 12. Nielsen Park

    Vaucluse | Beach–Sight

    By Sydney standards, this beach at the end of the Vaucluse Peninsula is small, but behind the sand is a large, shady park that's ideal for picnics...Read More

  • 13. Rose Bay

    Rose Bay | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    This large bay, the biggest of Sydney Harbour's 66 bays, was once a base for the Qantas flying boats that provided the only passenger air service...Read More

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  • 14. Tamarama

    Tamarama | Beach–Sight

    This small, fashionable beach—aka "Glam-a-rama"—is one of Sydney's prettiest, but the rocky headlands that squeeze close to the sand on either...Read More

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