It's no surprise that a city surrounded by water on almost all sides is spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. There are over 100 scattered around Sydney’s shores (exact figures vary on who you ask, as some disappear with the tides or are all but impossible to reach), but such an embarrassment of sandy riches can make picking the right beach to visit a bit of a head-scratcher.
To help you out, we’ve cast our discerning eyes across almost every beach in the city, awarding points for accessibility, natural beauty, range of facilities and unique charms. We’ve tallied the results, tabulated the scores and can now reveal our definitive rankings of the 50 best beaches in Sydney.
Grab those beach towels, slip, slop, slap, and dive right in.