Everyone loves to be at the beach (well, most people!…). There are some beaches however that really are at the top of the pile. One of those is New South Wales in Australia. People travel to Australia for many different reasons. Among those are its fantastic beaches. New South Wales has the pick of the bunch.
In New South Wales, Palm Beach is at the end of a string of New South Wales beaches stretching north from Sydney.
Palm Beach is long and white, with good surfing and, as you would expect, a golf course, (what else?)
Hyams Beach, at Jervis Bay in New South Wales, is said to be the whitest beach in the world.
As with all New South Wales beaches you need to wear sunblock if you decide to stroll along it, because the reflection from the sun, even on a cloudy day, can give you a nasty sunburn.
It’s also a very good idea to wear some footwear.
There’s not much worse than going to the beach early in the day and then finding the sand too hot to walk on when you want to leave.
In the summer, especially in the northern areas, this is very true, you’ll burn your feet badly if you try to walk on the sand without footwear.
Bondi Beach, Australia’s most famous beach, is located in the suburb of Bondi just seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney.
Bondi is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning the sound of breaking waves.
There are Aboriginal Rock carvings on the northern end of the beach at Ben Buckler and south of Bondi Beach near McKenzies Beach on the coastal walk.
Bondi Beach is approximately one kilometre long and is about 50m wide at the north end, widening out to 100m at the south end and it’s the widest beach in the Sydney region.
New South Wales also has some wonderful beaches in the north of the state at places like Byron Bay.
10 hours north of Sydney or 5 south of Brisbane, Byron Bay is a unique haven of stylish, relaxed, low-key living in a stunningly beautiful area, with superb beaches to match.
Locals, though different in many ways, are united in their liberal, ‘alternative’, anti-establishment view of the world and the town is all the better for that attitude.
The Bay beach is scenic and big enough for swimmers, early surfers and those with a little more surfing skill to each find the kind of water they need while white-water rafting, mountain bike riding, horse riding and skydiving are among other alternatives are also on offer.
Wherever you go along the coast in New South Wales you’ll find lovely stretches of sand that will take your breath away.
Visit a New South Wales beach soon and, as always……..enjoy,