Summer is the perfect time to visit these spectacular beaches.
You’ve been to Steyne Park. You’ve already visited Frances Keevil Gallery, Art2Muse and the Woollahra Library. You’ve been to all the fancy cafés and restaurants and you’ve already shopped until you dropped. So, basically, you have done everything there is to do and see around your Sydney accommodation. But have you hit the beaches yet? There are a lot of beautiful and even secret beaches near your Double Bay accommodation that you definitely would not want to miss. Here’s a list to get you started.
Top 8 Beaches to Visit Near Double Bay Sydney
Your trip to Double Bay in Sydney will not be complete if you don’t visit some of the popular beaches around it. There are sheltered beaches that are great for families and one that even has its own waterfall. Here are eight beaches for you to explore.
Also known as Murray Rose Pool, Redleaf Beach is arguably one of the best hidden treasures in this area. Tucked down the steps behind the Woollahra Council, this beach is usually missed by visitors and tourists. There is a safe tidal enclosure that offers ample swimming. So, even on a busy summer day, the beach offers plenty of space.
There is a wrap-around pontoon if you’re done swimming and just feel like taking a walk. A café up on the hill serves delicious meals and provides a fantastic view of Darling Point and the Harbour Bridge. Located just 1 kilometre from The Savoy Hotel, you can reach the drop-off point to Redleaf Beach in less than 5 minutes by car.
One of Sydney’s well-kept secrets, this tiny strip of white sand beach offers breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and Hermit Bay. Access to this 50m-long and 5m-wide beach is limited. However, you can reach Milk Beach via the bus or boat. It is surrounded by the Heritage-listed Strickland House and can also be reached by following the Hermitage Foreshore Track.
Milk Beach is the ideal spot to spend a relaxing afternoon. Its calm water and gentle waves make it perfect for your pool floaties or kids to splash around. Located just minutes away from the busy Bondi Beach, it does get crowded at times, as families and young people troop here to enjoy a swim on hot summer days. There are no shower facilities or cafés at the beach, but you can bring your own food and use the picnic tables located in the Strickland House parkland. You can also head north to Shark Beach should you need to go to use the facilities.
Collins Flat Beach
Fancy having a picnic on a secluded beach? Located in a tucked-away cove, Collins Flat Beach is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. This hidden beach offers a breathtaking view of The Heads, which you can enjoy whether you are having lunch or swimming in the calm waters. There is even a short waterfall (about 4 to 5 metres), which you can enjoy best if you visit right after heavy rains.
Here is another one of Sydney’s hidden gems. The only way for you to know about Chinamans Beach is if you get invited by a local or if you accidentally stumble across it. It is not visible from the road, so you have to know where to go to reach it. The locals love it, and you will see why as soon as you step out onto the beach.
The 250-metre long beach has some of the whitest sand in Jervis Bay. It is perfect for little kids to learn how to swim. The water is so clear and generally calm that kids can watch little fish swim around them. The best time to enjoy this little piece of paradise is early in the morning while it is still deserted, as it gets busier as the day wears on.
Shark Beach at Nielsen Park
Nielsen Park is a year-round recreation area that is known for its Heritage-listed park. It is also home to Shark Beach with its shark net that stretches almost its entire length. The beach is usually completely flat, making it popular with families with small kids. What people don’t know is that it becomes a secret surf spot during a massive outside swell.
Perfect for picnics, it has three large, sheltered picnic areas. You can enjoy your lunch beneath a fig tree and relax on the grass after a swim. You can also explore the area by kayak, or walk along the scenic track. Grab a cup of coffee at the Nielsen Park Café, or have your lunch there if you don’t feel like picnicking.
Lady Martin’s Beach
This long, narrow stretch of sand in Felix Bay is the perfect place for a relaxing dip. A narrow lane past the Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club will lead you to this picturesque beach. The water here is never rough, making Lady Martin’s Beach popular amongst families. Dogs are welcome here, as long as you have them on a leash.
Lady Bay Beach
Lady Bay Beach was officially designated a nudist beach in 1976. Also known as Lady Jane Nudist Beach, it is located on the harbour-facing side of South Head. This makes it an ideal spot for dipping or just enjoying the views across the harbour.
Kutti Beach is a small stretch of sand with magnificent harbour views. It is dotted by grand, beautiful homes that give the impression of a private beach. But it is definitely open to the public.
Another hidden gem and local favourite, Kutti Beach is hard to find. It is accessible from a small walkway at the end of Wharf Road. Look for the wooden Sailing Club building and a white picket fence. The narrow steps you find there leads down to the beach.
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