I Need Some Beach Therapy – Australian Beaches

Written by The Bug

STILL having summer break withdrawals at the moment? Don’t worry, mid semester break is finally here so I’ve compiled some Australian beaches that you could visit regardless of the weather.

I am your stereotypical Aussie- Chinese girl who loves her Australian beaches and could probably lie there sprawled on the sand for the rest of her day. So I’ve dedicated this blog post to satisfy yours and my summer Australian beach withdrawals.

BONDI BEACH

Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach

The most iconic beach in Sydney – Bondi Beach! The water there is crystal clear and there are heaps of big waves, but mind you on extremely hot days, this beach is generally so packed with locals, tourists, and people like me. However, if you love trying out hipster cafes, this is the destination for you – there are endless of choices, including Speedos Café’s iconic acai bowl.

Acai Bowl at Speedo's Cafe, Bondi
Acai Bowl at Speedo’s Cafe, Bondi

MANLY BEACH

Sunrise at Manly Beach
Sunrise at Manly Beach

I have been to this beach at 5AM in the morning to 1AM at night, and as cheesy as it sounds, Manly Beach is definitely a beauty at any time of the day. You know you’re at Manly Beach when the sand levels in the water are so uneven – one minute the water is up to your knee, and the second it’s already up to your waist, and then it’s back to knee level. The waves are much calmer than the other beaches, which definitely decreases the chances of a wardrobe malfunction (if you know what I mean ladies- those slider triangle bikinis).

Sunrise by Manly Beach
Sunrise by Manly Beach

WATTAMOLLA BEACH

Wattamalla Beach
Wattamalla Beach

I know this one is a trek, but trust me, it’s worth the trek. This by far is the most picturesque beach I have ever been to in my life. The water is so clear and not only that, there’s a lagoon and a waterfall where you can jump off (though I wasn’t game enough to jump). The downfall is that there’s absolutely no reception at The Royal National Park. But hey, I guess that makes us one with nature, right?

Sunrise at Wattamolla Beach Taken from Sydney.com
Sunrise at Wattamolla Beach
Taken from Sydney.com

BALMORAL BEACH

Balmoral Beach
Balmoral Beach

Two words to describe this beach – family friendly. There are little to no waves at this beach so that means it’s so calm that you can swim laps in it like a normal swimming pool. There’s also a jetty at this beach so you can practice jumping off cliffs (obviously, cliff jumping isn’t advisable). Believe me, the first time jumping off this was scary even though it wasn’t too high up, but afterwards, if just gets pretty addictive.

Jetty at Balmoral Beach
Jetty at Balmoral Beach

SEVEN MILE BEACH

Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach

This isn’t a local beach, but if you are looking for a long weekend escape, then this is it. When at times you’re thinking “there are too many people on this beach” –  you won’t be saying that once you are here. The name says what it really is – Seven Miles. If you’re a surfer, this beach is so good because the waves are tamed, yet fierce (oxymoron, I know). Or even if you’re looking for a dip, you literally get the whole beach to yourself. “The whole beach to myself” – sounds a bit selfish, but that’s exactly what you want right?

Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach

Summer days may be over, but beach days are here all year! Go ahead and run to one of these beaches during your mid semester break before the uni conundrum starts again.

Flora C.