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  • Top 5 Beaches in NSW

    Posted by Casey D'Souza February 15, 2014 - 879 views - 0 comments - 2 likes - #family  #sydney  #beach    #new south wales  #adventure  #summer  #picnic 

    Australia is known for many things but perhaps the most notable are the vast expanse of beaches that are scattered across the shoreline. New South Wales is home to over 800 beaches, each extremely picturesque and unique in their own way.

     

     

    Bondi Beach

     

    Always filled with tourists, backpackers and locals Bondi beach is constantly buzzing with activity, proving to live up to its reputation as one of Australia’s most famous beaches. Visitors are welcome to sunbake on the sand or build sandcastles, take a dip in the ocean or ride some waves, fly a kite or take a coastal walk along the cliffs! There are great coffee shops and places to grab a bite surrounding the beach and hidden among the backstreets. If you’re visiting on a Sunday be sure to visit the markets at Bondi Beach Public School and find some bargains. You can hop on the Bondi Explorer bus to explore more of the beach, surrounding areas and Sydney.

     

    Manly Beach

     

    The best way to arrive at Manly beach is via the ferry that stops at Manly Wharf. Explore the lower Northern beach of Manly and the city on foot, rollerblade or bike along the pathways and coastal walks. Be sure to take a look at the marine life at Manly Sea Life and Sanctuary and if you’re brave enough, you can dive with some sharks! Take a surfing lesson with Manly Surf School or opt for a more relaxing stroll along the Manly to Spit Bridge walk with some scenic parks, reserves and views.

     

     

    Coogee Beach

     

    Located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Coogee beach is great for swimming, and picnics in the park close by. The beach is easily accessible via buses from Sydney city. There is a saltwater pool for those who prefer calmer waters. Kayaking is a great activity at Coogee, especially if you would like to visit Wedding Cake Island, an island about a kilometre from Coogee Beach named after it’s iced wedding cake like appearance. The island acts as a breaker for the waves coming towards the beach and is a great diving spot.

     

    Seven Mile Beach

     

    Like the name suggests, Seven Mile beach is stretched across the expanse of seven miles in Southern NSW. The beach is great for swimming but be sure to avoid the rips. The breaks along the beach provide some excellent waves and swells suitable for those who love surfing. Fishing is yet another activity best around Black Head or the Shoalhaven river. The Seven Mile Beach National Park is perfect for barbeque picnics, a game of cricket or a walk among the greenery. If you’re looking to spend a few days by the beach, the Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park offers everything you need!

     

     

    Jervis Bay

     

    With pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise waters, Jervis Bay is an excellent place for photography, swimming, boating, surfing and fishing. The Bay is enclosed by Booderee National Park perfect for bushwalks, camping, cliff top lookouts and if you’re lucky you might spot some Australian wildlife! Visit the Marine Park or hop on a Dolphin Watch Cruise to see not only dolphins, but also seals and migrating humpback whales.

     

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