Circular Quay (Sydney Cove) was the landing spot for the First Fleet and this remains the landing spot for most tourists and visitors to Sydney.
On any given day this is a great location for a little “people watching” or a stroll on afternoon or early evening drink at the Opera Bar.
One of my personal favourites Balmoral Beach is situated on the lower north shore and facing directly out to “the heads” this beach is surrounded by some of Sydney’s grandest homes. Walking along the beach promenade or sitting and watching the parade of families and their dogs is a lovely way to spend a hour.
A beautiful and safe beach for swimming.
Balmoral is included in our “Essential Sydney” and “Harbour and Beaches” private tours.
This little beach, a short walk from the southern end of the world famous ” Manly beach” is a personal Sydney favourite.
Its takes only 20 minutes to walk along the coastal path through Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve past a lovely little cafe along the way at Fairy Bower and then on to Shelly Beach. Keep your eye out for the Eastern Water Dragons sunning themselves along the path.
There is a fantastic cafe/restaurant (“The Boathouse”) at Shelly Beach.
This is one of Sydney’s real local gems and not to be missed. A visit to Shelly Beach is included in our Essential Sydney and Harbour & Beaches Tours.