5 Best Summer Spots in Sydney

I have been missing home so much lately! Sydney feels so far away from me after spending the last two years on the other side of the world. I have actually had dreams of being back in Sydney, walking along the beautiful Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk. When I woke up all I could think about were the awesome places I used to hang out in Summer... I know it is winter right now in Australia but it's summer here in Mexico and all I want to do is cool off at these amazing spots again.

Figure 8 Pools, Royal National Park

It is a bit of hike to reach these pools but well worth it once you arrive. Be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks as this is a full day kinda adventure. Be careful of the tides when you reach the rocks, check the timings on line here so you know the risks and the right time to go.

People have been caught in tides or been washed away by freak waves here, so do your research ad make sure you are confident with all aspects of this trip. With that said, this place is just magic!

(Try and go on a weekday so you have it all to yourself.)

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Salmon Haul, Cronulla

Lots of people get married at this gorgeous spot in Cronulla. I can't blame them, it is a little paradise on a summers day. The water is crystal clear and turquoise and it is a bit off the beating path so never too crowded. Pack a picnic and have fun exploring the rocks and snorkelling.

Park in town and take the coastal walk down as there is very limited parking near by, plus the walk is beautiful so it's a win/win.

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Gordons Bay, Coogee

One of my ultimate favourites. I have nothing but great memories hanging out with friends during the summer here. When you find a car park (which can be tough) and begin walking down the coastal walk to the rocks, the view alone makes the whole day worth it. Pack water, snacks, snorkelling gear and if you have any inflatable beach stuff, it always makes it fun to soak up some rays while floating on the water.

I always stare at the mansions on the cliffs and picture myself owning them, ahhh, one can dream.

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Flat Rock, North Bondi Beach

When I first moved to Sydney in 2009, I met a Bondi local and he took me here to jump off rocks. I loved it, it wasn't crowded like the South Bondi stretch of sand and it was mostly family's, people with their dogs and locals chilling out. It is so much fun jumping into the water and riding the tide back in and out over the rocks, which mostly are covered in moss. But in saying that, be careful as many people have had a bad run in with a few rocks and you will always come off second best.

Head to the southern end of Bondi Beach following the path, and continue on this track until you are at the rocks and then just keep going until you find a spot on the rocks that suits you. Watch others take the plunge into the water first so you get the idea of where to get in and out of the rocks. *Only recommended for confident swimmers*

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Tamarama Rocks, Tamarama Beach

Another stunning location. Make a adventure of it an begin at the start of the costal walk in Bondi and walk until you reach Tamarama Beach. Head down to the stand and veer off to the right where you can see the rocks. Choose the flattest rock that you can find and set up for the day, an umbrella or make shift shade cloth always works great. Dip in and out of the rocks when you need to cool off and enjoy the less crowded side of life. Pack water and a picnic to make a day of it.

If you are there when the swell is good, you will have front row seats to watch to watch some surfers too.

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*Always remember to take all rubbish home with you. Don't leave anything but foot prints at these stunning beaches. Always abide by warning signs and lifeguards*

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