Five Great Things about Australia Beaches

Cronulla Beach, south of Sydney

Cronulla Beach, south of Sydney

  1. Aussie beaches are beautiful.
Clive on pathway to Cronulla Beach Esplanade

Clive on pathway to Cronulla Beach Esplanade

White sand, green headlands, the water and the bush and that endless Aussie blue sky.

  1. They’re everywhere.
Lighthouse at Norah Head, New South Wales Central Coast

Lighthouse at Norah Head, New South Wales Central Coast

The vast majority of Australia’s population lives near the coast, so most people have access and experience of countless beaches during their lifetime. The city of Sydney alone has numerous Harbour and ocean beaches.

  1. They’re part of city (and non-city) life.
Older grandson (wearing his US Pentagon cap) on the beach

Older grandson (wearing his US Pentagon cap) on the beach

It took me a long time to adjust to living in Sydney, where for the first time for our family, instead of going on vacation to the beach, the beaches are a regular part of life.

  1. Kids grow up with love and respect for the ocean
Rock pools at Norah Head, NSW Central Coast

Rock pools at Norah Head, NSW Central Coast

Learning to swim at an early age, a warm climate and a culture that celebrates the experience of being near and in the water.

  1. The beaches are free and open to all.
Ocean pool at Cronulla Beach, Sydney

Ocean pool at Cronulla Beach, Sydney

No matter what town, what state or what time of year; no matter where you live are where you come from: there’s no resident permit required, no gatehouse barring entry except to an exclusive few and no expensive summer badges necessary. This was another big change from my U.S. experience.

Aussie (and UK) beaches are just free and open to all, throughout the year. So if you’re thinking of visiting Australia, make sure to plan lots of time to relax and explore the country’s magnificent beaches.

Thanks, Australia.

Thursday afternoon at North Cronulla Beach, Sydney

Thursday afternoon at North Cronulla Beach, Sydney

Cheers and thanks for reading. Next week’s letter will be from Sydney.

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4 Responses

  1. Great article, Carolyn!! I LOVE the beaches in Oz! I went from Manly Beach by ferry Sydeny Opera House, EVERY day for three weeks when I stayed there!! I LOVED it! The beaches are so beautiful!!

  2. Leesa, hello and thanks for your comment! I couldn’t agree more (especially about Manly to and from the Opera House).

    Cheers and hope you get back to Australia one day.

  3. I needed this post after a weary winter. Thanks!

  4. Glad to be of help, MarthaB 🙂 Cheers and happy spring.

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