Sydney’s Secret Beaches

Sydney is full of beautiful beaches that offer visitors dramatic seascapes. Bondi is one of the most popular beaches in Sydney, followed by Palm Beach, Dee Why, and Balmoral Beach. Sydney boasts some of the best surf beaches in the world. But if you want a secluded slice of heaven right here in Sydney, check out our list of Sydney’s best secret beaches. They’re tranquil and picturesque, perfect for those quiet weekend getaways.


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Congwong Bay, La Perouse


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You’ll find Congwong Bay right next to Sydney’s historic precinct – La Perouse. There are two beaches, one on each side of the bay, both within the Botany Bay National Park. Congwong Beach welcomes families with little children. It’s an unpatrolled beach that’s not on everyone’s must-see list. Which is why it gives you the peace and solace you crave.

Chinamans Beach, Mosman


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Chinamans Beach lies a kilometre away from the well-known Balmoral beach. It’s an approximately 250m long stretch of sand that sits beside calm waters. There’s a beautiful playground called the Rosherville Reserve just behind the beach. Kids have a great time running around on this spot of green. Pack a picnic, relax, and make the most of what Chinamans Beach has to offer.

Bungan Beach, Newport


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Bungan Beach lies between Mona Vale beach and Bungan Head. Access to this 600m long stretch of sand is via a steep footpath at the northern end. You’ll find another more circuitous route at the southern end, off Headland Pde. This beach is known for its strong currents and rips so be sure to stay between the flags.

Jibbon Beach


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Jibbon Beach lies inside Port Packing Point. It’s a north facing beach that’s approximately 700m long. During the summer months, people use the eastern end of the beach to moor their boats. The beach is quiet and looks spectacular at any time of the year. Although there aren’t many rips in the water, keep an eye on your kids. Surging waves may cause problems for them.

People love indulging in water sports in Sydney. If you’d like to go fishing, kayaking or boating, book a cruise with Sensational Sydney Cruises. Step on board their luxury yacht, watch the panoramic water views and enjoy the friendly 5-star service you receive. If you book a local luncheon cruise, you get to savour a delectable 3-course meal and indulge in activities that a private vessel offers. You might even spot a secluded stretch of sand as you cruise along the calm waters off the coast of Sydney.