Australia’s favorite pastime is surfing. According to the Sweeney Report, there are 2.5 million surfers in Australia (Andrew Start for CoastalWatch.com). This means that all those amazing and wonderful beaches in Australia are packed with people. The beaches are big and long, so even though it is crowded, it is never too busy so that you cannot enjoy your stay there. Here are a few of Sydney's most intriguing and famous beaches that you might want to visit.
The Big Bondi Beach
This is not only one of the most famous beaches in Australia, but it is also one of the most famous beaches in the world. For those who love outdoor sports, especially beach volleyball, visiting Bondi will be a real treat. This is where the court for the beach volleyball for the Olympics 2000 was erected and it is still there. You will have the chance to play on that very court. The usual swimming, surfing, and sunbaking activities are always available. If you get up really early, you will see a different face of Bondi. Many visitors arrive to jog, swim, or engage On Sundays, you can even check out the Bondi Market which is always busy and fun.
The Families’ Favorite Coogee
There are many amazing activities that make this beach a perfect beach for families. The first is the great natural and artificial sea pools where kids can freely swim and have fun. Another thing is the many rides and activities for kids. There is also a free petting zoo for kids. On top of all that, there is a Coogee Family Fun Day where everything gets turned into fun for families. Besides being the place where families and surfers have all the fun, sunsets are amazing here and Coogee makes a very romantic place for couples and those long walks.
The Hidden Long Beach and Fisherman’s Beach
For those that want something far more romantic, you need to go and find Long Beach and Fisherman’s Beach. These romantic and secluded beaches make perfect beach wedding venues in Sydney. They are small and secluded, but they have amazing views and they give you the privacy that you cannot get on the big beaches around Sydney.
The Amazing Manly
Manly is also one of the most well-known beaches in entire Australia that is busy with people during the night and the day. Outdoor activities of all sorts are available, as well as many cafes, bars, food stands, and restaurants. For something really amazing and unique, you will need to make a move from the crowd and go toward the great North Head. It is a nice walk and not a short one, but it pays off. North Head is one of the best whale-spotting places there. If you do not want to walk, find some whale-watching tours that guarantee that you will spot the whales. It is remarkable to experience.
Needless to say, the majority of beaches in Australia are perfect for one or another type of surfing. In most of them, you can go swimming and you can dive. However, after a day or two, you will be compelled to search the surroundings and find other ways to enjoy these places, as well. Luckily, these amazing beaches have a lot to offer.