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Sydney beaches

Wanna get the most out of the coast? Here are the best things to do, places to eat and cocktails to drink at our best stretches of sand

A wide shot of Bondi Beach showing crowds of people both sitting
Photograph: Daniel Boud

From Sydney’s most famous stretch of sand to the hidden bathing spots around the harbour, here’s our ultimate guide to our city’s beaches.

Surf and sand

The best beaches in Sydney
Attractions

The best beaches in Sydney

With more 100 to choose from, it can be daunting finding your fave beach. Here's our ultimate pick of Sydney's best shores.

The best secret beaches in Sydney
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The best secret beaches in Sydney

Not feeling the crowds at Sydney’s most popular places to sunbake? Try seeking out these hidden stretches of sand.

The best dog-friendly beaches in Sydney
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The best dog-friendly beaches in Sydney

If you want to take your pup paddling, you’ll need to seek out one of these dod-friendly shorelines. 

The best nudist beaches in Sydney
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The best nudist beaches in Sydney

Drop your towel and bare all on these clothing-optional beaches around Sydney. 

The best gay beaches in Sydney
Gay and lesbian

The best gay beaches in Sydney

Queer-friendly stretches of sand that are perfect for a bake, a perv and maybe even a pick-up.

The best harbour beaches in Sydney
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The best harbour beaches in Sydney

Prefer calmer waters over monster breakers? We asked an expert to pick out her favourite Harbourside haunts.

Other ways to enjoy Sydney's coastline

The best waterfront bars in Sydney
Bars

The best waterfront bars in Sydney

We are a city blessed with a ludicrous amount of waterfront real estate. Here are our favourite spots for drinks by the sea.

The top snorkelling spots in Sydney
Sport and fitness

The top snorkelling spots in Sydney

Get up close and personal with Sydney's marine wildlife at five of the best places to bury your face in the water.

The best ferry trips in Sydney
Things to do

The best ferry trips in Sydney

The jewel in Sydney’s crown is its harbour, and we know just the way to experience it at close quarters.

The best ocean pools in Sydney
Sport and fitness

The best ocean pools in Sydney

When you can’t choose between the beach and a swimming pool, these rocky swimming holes have the best of both worlds. 

Sydney's best beachside suburbs

Bondi
Things to do

Bondi

Manly
Things to do

Manly

Coogee
Things to do

Coogee

Bronte
Things to do

Bronte

Cronulla
Things to do

Cronulla

Mosman
Things to do

Mosman

Neutral Bay
Things to do

Neutral Bay

Double Bay
Things to do

Double Bay

Find the best things to do around town

The Sydney Bucket List
Things to do

The Sydney Bucket List

Time Out Sydney's editors have selected our favourite things to do in Sydney right now, from activities that show off our city at its best – like kayaking on the harbour or taking high tea with a view – to our favourite weekly treats.

Tourist attractions that don’t suck
Attractions

Tourist attractions that don’t suck

Just because they’re popular doesn’t make them tacky... These tried-and-tested tourist attractions around Sydney range from thrill seeking adventures to scenic tours of our city's peaceful gardens and parks. We think there's something for everyone, but if you need more inspiration check out our list of the 50 best restaurants in Sydney or the best places to see Aboriginal art in the city.