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Sydney is the home of some of the best beaches in Australia.
After living in Sydney for a few months now, I have been fortunate enough to visit many beaches. These are just some of the beaches I have been to (or soon visiting) and would recommend.
1) Clovelly Beach
This is a secluded beach south of the famous Bondi. There are two BBQs to use free of charge and a sheltered dining area, perfect for family BBQs. It is an ideal beach for children as there is a swimming pool and the sea is sheltered from the waves. Underwater visibility is great and many people snorkel in the sea. There is surf club and also a cafe to purchase snacks – but it closes around 4 in off peak season. There is parking, on the other side of the surf club, however traffic to the beach during peak season can be high, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Directions: Take the bus 339 from the city. Alternatively bike down towards Bondi.
There are lots of pools in Sydney to swim in, you will never be short of them. Now that summer is here, I hope to go more places. Here are just some of the pools I have been to:
This has the best view of Bondi Beach. I have been here a few times and the last was to take a timed swim to enter the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club. I was amazed by the blue, clear water and the waves lapping over the pool. There is a café and on the top floor to a more expensive restaurant. It is a swimming club, so the prices in the café are very reasonable.
This past weekend, I flew from Sydney to Perth, to take part in my very first half marathon. It was a daunting task – to run 21km, the furthest I have ever run, while also raising money for Miracle Babies.
Miracle Babies is an organisation in Australia that supports premature and sick new borns, their families and the hospital that cares for them. My sister and I were born 3 weeks premature and it was organisations such as Miracle Babies who took care of us, we would not be here today. As a way of saying thank you to them, my sister and I raised money for this organisation. One way we did this was by hosting a BBQ on the Friday before the City 2 Surf. We raised over $1,000 which I was really pleased about