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Sydney Beaches

Sun, Sand, Surf, Sea

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Sydney beaches Australia: Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach under Sydney's summer sun

© Australian Tourist Commission 1999

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When the sun hits your eye like a big pizza pie...

Sorry, wrong song. But when the sun waxes high from spring to autumn (September to May) in Sydney, it's mostly time for a song or two and a visit to the many white-sand Sydney beaches all along the city's eastern shores.

It's almost always beach season in Sydney once the winter chill has gone, and weekends particularly are when the crowds flock to Sydney beaches, perhaps for a game of beach volleyball, perhaps for a spot of surfing, or for just lying on the beach to feel the sun enfold them in its warmth.

Hey, this is Australia after all and frequent pilgrimages to the beach are part of the religion!

The beaches are close by

In Sydney, except in the far western suburbs, you're never more than half an hour away from one of the popular Sydney beaches.

Between the Hawkesbury River in the north and the Royal National Park in the south, the city is dotted with Sydney beaches where it faces the Pacific, starting from the ever-popular Palm Beach down to the endless stretch of beaches at Cronulla.

Palm Beach is a finger of land ending north at the Barrenjoey Head and you can walk from the beach on the Pacific side to Barrenjoey Beach on the western side facing Pittwater.

Across the Pittwater are Great Mackerel Beach and Currawong Beach east of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

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