Sydney is best known for its many beaches and attractions. But one of the most compelling attractions in the city is its many coastal walks. Imagine just walking by the ocean, sand beneath your toes, and the wind blowing your hair and your troubles away.
When you find yourself in Sydney, remember to visit these coastal walks. One more glorious than the other. The next time you want to walk near the ocean while contemplating your life decisions or just want to walk to forget, you can choose to do so in one of these spots around the beautiful city of Sydney.
Spit Bridge to Manly Walk. This is a 10km walk surrounded by quiet inner beaches, picturesque bays, bushland and panoramic ocean views. Choose to take a leisurely stroll through Spit Road alone or with your loved ones. It is also a trail that is fit for kids who have had some exposure to walks before as it is a long walk.
Federation Cliff Walk. If you’re the type who likes to go on hikes and walks with their equally active dog, then Federation Cliff Walk is an ideal place to go. It’s a relatively easy trek with a one-way distance of 5km. Enjoy the scenery which includes a magnificent view of the sandstone cliffs, as well as a panoramic view of the Tasman Sea. Enjoy the abundant vegetation and explore the timber walkway that you are sure to enjoy.
Rose Bay to Watsons Bay. Some of the things you can expect to see on your walk will include beautiful parks, panoramic views of Sydney and the harbour. You will also pass by Nielson Beach and Shark Beach where you can take some time to swim. Although it is kid friendly, the trek is 8km long and will take about 3 to 4 hours to finish. So, be mindful if your child can take on the challenge.
Bondi to Coogee Walk. This is the most famous coastal walk in Sydney and is very popular with tourists and locals alike. The entire trek is 12km, and part of what makes it such a big attraction is the many activities you can do along the way. Shops and restaurants line the path so you can check out new places to eat when you want to take a break.
Jibbon Beach Loop Track. Although the walk is only 5km, it is not recommended if you plan to take on this trek with your children. That’s because Jibbon Beach, although a place you can stay and swim, do not have any lifeguards. So, it’s best that only experienced swimmers are to hang out in this area. You can also check out some aboriginal art from a boardwalk that gives you a great view from an excellent vantage point. It’s a great way to spend the day if you want to take a short walk alone.
When making your plans to go on one of these trails, it is always important to make sure that you are well hydrated and bringing with you some trail mix to keep you going is a good idea. Another good thing to remember is to be careful. Accidents can happen at any given moment, so it is important to stay vigilant throughout your hike.
These walks themselves are very taxing, so walking from Sydney proper to the start point may not be ideal. So, try to find a reliable car hire in Sydney Parramatta so you can get from the city to these spots to start your hike. Now, you can focus on the exciting sights on your walk instead of how you are getting there in the first place.