Sydney is visited by millions of tourists (local or international) every year. Most of these tourists come to Sydney to experience its gorgeous beaches. But if you are seeking for a momentary escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, you need to add these secluded and quiet beaches to your itinerary. Some of these beaches are difficult to find while others are easily accessible.
Peacefully Quiet Beaches to Visit in Sydney:
Take your pick according to what type of beach you want and how much time you have.
Milk Beach, Vaucluse
Milk Beach is located at the base of Hermit Bay in Sydney Harbour National Park. It is a small beach that is isolated, which is why it is never crowded and a perfect beach to go to for those who want a relaxing time. The best part about this beach (aside from the fact that it is never crowded) is that you can enjoy views of Sydney from the beach. There is limited access to this beach, however, although it is easily accessible via public transport.
To maximize this secluded beach, this is also ideal for snorkeling and fishing. There are awnings available for you to enjoy a picnic with your family or friends.
Maitland Bay Beach, Bouddi National Park
If you are done exploring the bush trail of Maitland Bay Track, you will be treated to a beautiful and quiet beach – Maitland Bay Beach. Located within Bouddi National Park, this beach is one of the quietest beaches in the Sydney area. The beach is also stretched out so you can easily find a private spot to lounge in or have your picnic.
At the Eastern end of the beach, you will find what’s left of the SS Maitland Shipwreck. This ship got swept back to the beach in 1898 and has been there since.
Congwong Beach, La Perouse
If you head to Congwong Beach for a peaceful swim, be warned that clothing is optional in this beach. Hence, this might not be suited when you are bringing your kids with you.
If that is not a concern, you will love the peace and seclusion that you can find in this beach, which is situated in Botany Bay National Park. From the beach, you can see the Bare Island. The water here is flat so it is also ideal for those who seek a relaxing swim.
Collins Flat Beach, Manly
This beach is located only a few minutes from Manly. This secluded beach is perfect for those who want to enjoy a quiet swim, or to be away from the crowd. The scenic harbor views and peaceful surroundings make it a suitable choice for a picnic by the beach. If you walk farther into the beach, you could also spot a small waterfall.
Wattamolla Beach, Royal National Park
Another must-go when you are looking for quiet beaches in Sydney is the Wattamolla Beach. Many of those who visit the national park always include a stop on this beach. It is well worth it because of the fine sand and calm waters that is suitable for swimming and snorkeling. This beach is located in a lagoon, which explains why the waters are calm. This oasis of natural beauty is also a favorite among avid kayakers.
Store Beach, Manly
This is another great beach that is suited for those looking to avoid the crowds in Manly. Store Beach is a small beach but it is a hidden gem for its beauty. However, do note that the only way you can access this beach is via water. You need to hire a kayak from Manly Wharf that you must ride towards North Head. The beach is located near the old Quarantine Station. It is fringed by a bush land and tucked away from civilization.