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Discover Sydney’s Coastal Gems: Beach Escapes Near View Hotel

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14th April 2024

Sydney’s coastline offers fantastic beaches with a unique charm and vibe. Whether seeking thrilling water activities or a leisurely day by the sea, Sydney’s beaches promise an unforgettable experience. Let’s embark on a journey to explore the finest beach destinations near our harbourview hotel in North Sydney.

Manly Beach

Wide shot of Manly Beach

Just a short ferry ride from Sydney’s bustling CBD lies the famous Manly Beach. With its relaxed coastal atmosphere and versatile waves, Manly is a favourite among beachgoers of all ages. From strolls along the esplanade to thrilling water activities, there’s something for everyone at Manly Beach. After a day of sun and surf, unwind at one of Manly’s trendy cafes or enjoy a leisurely meal with ocean views.

Distance from View Hotel

Approximately 17 kilometres. 

Best Way to Get There

Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf, which offers a scenic journey across Sydney Harbour.


Freshwater Beach

Photo of Freshwater Beach in Manly

Nestled along Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Freshwater Beach stands out with its pristine sands and inviting waves. As the birthplace of surfing in Australia, Freshwater holds a special place in the hearts of surfers worldwide. Whether you’re testing your skills in the surf or simply basking in the beauty of the coastline, Freshwater offers a fantastic escape from the city bustle. Remember to explore the scenic Coastal Walk or indulge in a refreshing beverage at one of the beachfront cafes.

Distance from View Hotel

Approximately 20 kilometres. 

Best Way to Get There

Drive or take a bus from Sydney CBD to Freshwater Beach.


Bondi Beach

Panoramic view of Bondi Beach

Every visit to Sydney must include a trip to the iconic shores of Bondi Beach. Just a short journey from our View Hotel in North Sydney, Bondi captivates visitors with its golden sands and vibrant atmosphere. Bondi’s charm is undeniable, whether you’re catching waves in the surf or lounging on the beach. Explore the bustling promenade, sample delicious cuisine, or soak in the laid-back vibe of this coastal gem.

Distance from View Hotel

Approximately 8 kilometres. 

Best Way to Get There

Take a bus or drive from North Sydney to Bondi Beach.


Shelly Beach

Top View Of Shelly Beach - Manly

Nestled within the tranquil surroundings of Cabbage Tree Bay, Shelly Beach offers a secluded escape from the city hustle. Located just a short distance from Manly Beach, Shelly Beach boasts crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life, making it a paradise for snorkelers and swimmers. After a day of underwater exploration, relax on the sandy shores and soak in the natural beauty of this hidden gem.

Distance from View Hotel

Approximately 16 kilometres. 

Best Way to Get There

Take a bus or drive from North Sydney to Manly, then walk along the scenic Manly to Shelly Beach coastal walk.


Balmoral Beach


Tucked away in the prosperous suburb of Mosman, Balmoral Beach exudes an air of sophistication and tranquillity. With its calm waters and squeaky-clean sands, Balmoral is perfect for families and sun-seekers looking for a peaceful retreat. Indulge in a leisurely swim, enjoy a seaside picnic, or unwind amidst the scenic beauty of this panoramic beach.

Distance from View Hotel

Approximately 6 kilometres. 

Best Way to Get There

Drive or take a bus from North Sydney to Balmoral Beach.


Narrabeen Beach

Top view of Narrabeen Beach during sunset

Narrabeen Beach is a beautiful stretch of golden sands and rolling waves along Sydney’s northern beaches. It is popular among surfers and beach enthusiasts and offers excellent surf conditions and a vibrant coastal atmosphere. Whether you’re catching waves or soaking up the sun, Narrabeen promises an unforgettable beach experience for all.

Distance from View Hotel

Approximately 22 kilometres. 

Best Way to Get There

Drive or take a bus from North Sydney to Narrabeen Beach.


Palm Beach

Image of Palm Beach - Sydney

Known affectionately as the “Hamptons of Sydney,” Palm Beach exudes luxury and sophistication. It is located on Sydney’s northern beaches and offers immaculate sands, crystal-clear waters, and stunning coastal vistas. Take a stroll along the scenic coastline, indulge in a gourmet meal at a waterfront restaurant, or relax and soak in the glamorous ambience of this exclusive beach destination.

Distance from View Hotel

Approximately 40 kilometres. 

Best Way to Get There

Drive from North Sydney to Palm Beach for a scenic coastal journey.


Ready to experience the best of Sydney’s beaches? Book your stay at View Sydney and immerse yourself in the beauty of Sydney’s coastline. With easy access to top beach destinations and modern amenities, your beach getaway awaits!