Following my dreams, I moved to Sydney a couple of years ago and ever since, I couldn’t help, but fall in love with the city. Its astonishing museums, quirky markets and breath-taking gallery exhibitions are just a small part of what makes NSW’s capital one of the best cities in Australia to live in.
Alongside the impressive Zoo and the iconic Opera House, there are many hidden treasures resembling the true beauty of the South coast. And as much as I adore spending my spare time near the Greenwich baths with a book in hand and my little one by my side building a sand castle, Greenwich point is just one of the numerous oases located on the southern part of the continent.
Spending more than half of my free time on day trips and diverse journeys to find the perfect spots near the deep blue ocean for a family to enjoy the weekends, I boost to know quite a few things about kid-friendly beach hotspots near the city. Allow me to introduce you to my personal top three of the best beach areas, you should definitely visit.
The Wonders of Yamba
A couple of kilometres south of the oh-so-popular Byron Bay, just between Yamba Point and Clearance Head, is located one peaceful, heavenly beautiful beach, deprived of the noisy crowded central areas. Being named the best town in Australia by Australian Traveller Magazine in 2009, Yamba offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit everyone’s taste. With luxury resorts to budget caravan par areas along with a wide range of affordable, yet high-end restaurants, Yamba beach is an exemplary spot for budget-friendly holiday spot.
Reveal Plenty of Adventures in Nelson Bay
If you are on a hunt for a kid-friendly spot near the beach with impressive views and lots of fun activities and diving challenges to endeavour with, Nelson Bay is the place to be. Providing some of the most spectacular views in the southern area along with many fun adventures for the little ones, Nelson Bay has proved not once to be one of the best beaches around. Besides the many exquisite, luxury cruises which can take you on a journey along the southern Australian coast, Nelson Bay provides a wide variety of attractions to satisfy the little ones as well as their parents. Diving, parasailing and dolphin swim are just few of the millions of activities which the breath-taking locality of Nelson Bay offers.
Find Tranquillity in Jervis Bay
Deprived by the metropolitan areas, snuggled between the lush greenery near the town of Huskisson, Jervis bay is a spectacular destination offering tranquil landscapes and lots of entertaining activities related to the wild nature. Holding the world record for the whitest sands, Hyams Beach resembles a peaceful, heavenly spot where nature seems to be fully preserved. Whale watching and scuba diving are some of the most popular water sport activities offered in Jervis Bay. Yet, if you feel tired of wandering around the sunny, pure white beaches of the Jervis Bay area, you could always swing by the Jervis Bay and Booderee National Parks for a rejuvenating stroll.
There is a lot more the Souther coast has to offer, yet these three gems are by far my very best favourites. I’ve also visited Shelley Beach at Monty a couple of times along with Nielsen Park, Vaucluse, yet when in search for a calm, relaxing spot suitable for families with children, Yamba, Nelson Bay and Jervis Bay are in my personal top 3 list.
About the author:
Joanna is an illustrious author and passionate traveller who spends most of her time wondering around the unexplored realms of the Australian nature. She is also a keen photographer and when she is not shooting stunning landscapes at dusk, she works as a part-time freelance writer.
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