List of beaches in Sydney

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Nielsen Park Beach in summer.

The city of Sydney, Australia, is home to some of the finest and most famous beaches in the world. There are well over 100 beaches in the city, ranging in size from a few feet to several kilometres, located along the city's Pacific Ocean coastline and its harbours, bays and rivers.

With around 70 surf beaches and dozens of harbour coves, Sydney is almost unrivalled in the world for the number and quality of beaches available,[1] the water and sand among the city beaches, despite their popularity, are remarkably clean.[2] The beach watch program was established in 1989 in response to community concern about the impact of sewage pollution on human health and the environment at Sydney's ocean beaches.[3]

Ocean beaches[edit]

Sydney's ocean beaches include the internationally renowned Bondi, Coogee and Manly, the ocean beaches are usually divided into the Northern Beaches, located north of the entrance to Sydney Harbour and the southern beaches which are in the eastern suburbs and Cronulla area. Most beach suburbs have one beach but some have more. Manly has eight beaches that range from the large 1.6-kilometre (1 mi) Ocean Beach to the tiny Fairy Bower Beach.

From north to south, Sydney's ocean beaches are:

Cronulla Beach 
Palm Beach 
Dee Why Beach 
Curl Curl Beach 
Tamarama Beach 
Maroubra Beach 

Sydney Harbour[edit]

Beaches in Port Jackson include:

Rose Bay 
Lady Martins Beach 

Botany Bay[edit]

Beaches in Botany Bay include:

There are also more beaches along the Hawkesbury River to the north, and Botany Bay and Port Hacking to the south.

Congwong Beach 
Dolls Point Beach 
Brighton Beach 
Ramsgate Beach 
Yarra Bay 
Silver Beach, Cronulla 
Kyeemagh Beach 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "36 Hours in Sydney, Australia". The New York Times. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Tozer, Dave (2012). Sydney's Northern Beaches. Woodslane Pty Limited. ISBN 978-1-921874-65-9. 
  3. ^ "Beachwatch Programs". Retrieved 28 January 2014.