Australia has plenty of beaches. Some like Bondi Beach is always full of tourists. It’s nice to see everyone enjoying the sun and the sand. However, sometimes it’s nice to get away from the crowded beaches and go somewhere you can enjoy some peace. Aside from the more popular destinations, Sydney has a few hidden beaches. These serve as the perfect oasis for the peace-seeking beach-goer.
When visiting any of these beaches, please remember to take care and if going alone, let someone know your location. Please note that these beaches do not have lifeguards in the area.
- Resolute Beach, Ku-Ring Gai Chase National Park – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is home to Resolute Beach. What’s more, it’s a hidden beach that offers a magnificent panoramic view of Pittwater and Barrenjoey Headland. Furthermore, there are hardly any tourists in the area, and it gives a relaxing atmosphere like no other beach offers. To get there, follow the Resolute Loop Trail from the Picnic Area, or follow the bush track from West Head Lookout.
- Milk Beach Vaucluse – Milk Beach in Vaucluse is a small beach. It is only 50 metres long and 5 metres wide and overlooks Hermit Bay and Sydney Harbour in front of Strickland House. You can get to Milk Beach through the Hermitage Foreshore Walk. Because of the beach’s size, it can get crowded on warm days. However, it is peaceful and quiet on other days.
- Maitland Bay Beach, Bouddi National Park – Unlike Milk Beach, Maitland Bay is vast. That makes it easy for visitors to find and secure a spot with no one else around. While you’re there, take the time to explore the eastern side of the beach. There you can find the remains of the SS Maitland Shipwreck that crashed in May 1898. You can still see some of its remains during low tide.
- Store Beach, Manly – If you’re looking for a more private location to enjoy, then Store Beach is your best choice. Located off Manly’s North Head, you will need a boat from to get there. From Manly Wharf, paddle towards the North Head and you’ll find the beach close to the old Quarantine Station.
- Once there, you can find a spot in the sand with virtually no one else around you. It’s a great place to enjoy with your partner.
- Lady Martins Beach, Point Piper – Lady Martins Beach is one of Sydney’s secrets. To get there, take the lane next to the Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club on Wolseley Road. It’s a great place to spend the day and relax without worrying about the crowd.
These are just some of the hidden beaches around Sydney. Play your part in keeping these beaches beautiful. Pick up your rubbish before you leave. It’s a small gesture that can help the environment and the wildlife in the area.
Lastly, make the trip to any of these beaches when you book a car rental service from Sydney. Enjoy the drive and your time away from the city.