With hundreds of stunning beaches up and down the Sydney coast, it is hard to pick which one to visit.
With its brazen beauty and eclectic crowds, Bondi Beach is the hub of many summer events. This is where backpackers wearing Santa hats and swimming costumes celebrate Christmas Day. A few weeks later, the beach is full of people from all around the world enjoying the sand between their toes and the water on their face. Only a short bus ride from Circular Quay, Bondi Beach is perfect for The Russell Boutique Hotel guests looking to get out of the city and explore Sydney.
Palm Beach is Sydney’s northernmost suburb, straddling the Barrenjoey Penninsula affording sweeping views of the ocean, Broken Bay, Lion Island, and Ku-ring-gai National Park. Take a scenic day trip from the city and explore the beautiful surrounds, or enjoy a surf lesson at the iconic Palm Beach. ‘Palmie’, as locals call it, feels like hundreds of kilometres from Sydney, not 45. In just over an hour’s drive from the city you can be strolling along the beach, surfing, swimming, sailing, dining at a water-side café or bushwalking up to the Barrenjoey Headland’s lighthouse.