While the Bondi to Coogee walk is definitely the most famous coastal walk in New South Wales, and an absolute must while visiting Sydney, there are many other beautiful beaches to be discovered. These were some of our other favorites:
Did you know that Jervis Bay is home to the world’s whitest sand? I didn’t. It didn’t take long for us to learn that it’s true! Head to Hyams Beach to wiggle your toes in the whitest sand on the planet.
This beach slightly south of Sydney’s CBD and is home to many local surfers and is the weekend hotspot for many Australian families. Grab a coffee and set your eyes to the ocean to take in the views. Sorry I have no photos of this beach, I was too busy, erm, sightseeing…
Tucked away in the suburbs of Sydney, this little beach is the perfect getaway from Sydney. 5FT Fun Fact: It was initially used as a makeshift camp during the 1881-1882 outbreak of smallpox in Sydney.
Forget the One Mile Beach and Fingal Bay. While both beaches are lovely, neither are as beautiful as Zenith Beach in Port Stephens. A bit more rugged and hidden, this virtually empty beach is absolutely stunning and tranquil.
Here, the ocean meets the river, producing the most incredible shades of blue. The water is warm and peaceful, begging you to relax in the crystal clear water. The town as a whole exudes a warm feeling, and we never wanted to leave.
While many people tend to hop up the coast from one big backpackers town to another, they’re missing out on some truly incredible Australian gems. Take some time to drive the coast from Sydney north through New South Wales, and I promise that you won’t be disappointed!