Beaches

Palm Beach On Sydney’s Northern Beaches: Sydney Best Beaches For Kids

For our family, an expedition to Palm Beach is a special treat. It feels like a holiday hot spot that’s a million miles away from home, but in fact it’s only 30 minutes up the road.

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Camping At The Basin on Pittwater- Sydney’s Best Secret Camp Site

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Please welcome today’s guest poster, the lovely Robyn from MrsDPlus3. Robyn and her family have just celebrated three years of living here in Sydney. They have found lots of great spots to visit, and here is one of them: The Basin up on Pittwater, a wonderful spot for family camping or just for a gorgeous day […]

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Shelly Beach, Manly – Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids

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So I’m a few weeks into my photography course now, and getting more and more appalled at some of the photos used in the early days of this blog. Some with horrible watermarks – too big and ugly.  I don’t believe in watermarks any more at all.

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Jervis Bay Beach Walks: The White Sands Walk And A Bit More

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It’s not often that I get to escape out of the beach side garden gate alone… so when the chance came recently, I grabbed it with both… well, with both feet really. I fancied a walk… and I had a good few hours’ ticket of leave… so I thought I’d walk over to Hyams Beach; […]

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South Curly Beach Cafe – Child-Friendly Beach Cafes in Sydney

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Love a cafe right by the beach. I’m updating this post as South Curly Beach Cafe is under new management and has a lovely new look with excellent coffee. This post also needs a lovely new look, some of the photos had terrible watermarks on them – all cleaned up now.

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North Bondi Classic Ocean Swim: Beaut Day For It

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 Not in a million, billion, quadrillion years would I ever swim this course on my own. Are you mad?

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Wylies Baths in Coogee – A Review For Families

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Please welcome on the blog today writer Brenda Janschek with a post about one of Sydney’s most famous rock pools, the sparklingly superb Wylies Baths.

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Fairy Bower Rock Pool Manly

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Sydney’s rock pools are a pretty unique feature of our city’s coastline. The harbour pools are pretty cool too. They don’t come cuter and more appealling than the baby of them all, little Fairy Bower Pool at Manly.

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Bondi Beach With Kids – Sydney’s Most Family-Friendly Beaches

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I remember coming down to Bondi years ago with baby, toddler and some child-free friends. The friends spread out their towels and sat down. ‘What are they thinking!?’ flashed through my mind.  It had been two years since I had sat down at a beach or pool…. my boys were so wild and dangerous around […]

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Dawn Fraser Pool, Balmain – Sydney Harbour Pools and Beaches

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 Here’s a place that makes my heart sing and sums up so many things I love about Sydney. A harbour pool, beautiful old buildings, a little pocket of calm yet so close to the heart of our scintillating city. If you like to swim and your kids like to splash, make a date this summer […]

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Getting Back Into The (Ocean) Swim Of It – Training With CanToo Starts

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If you’re at a Sydney beach on a Saturday morning and you see a sea of orange – don’t panic! It’s just we CanToo swimmers getting into the surf  to train for our ocean swims.

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Freshwater Beach, Sydney – Sydney’s Best Beaches For Kids (Updated)

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G’day and welcome to one of my family’s very favourite local beaches here in Sydney. We have twin friends who live near to Freshie and there’s nothing better than a multi twin trip down here to swim and play.

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Swimming as Exercise 2 – An Interview with Hayley Lewis

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I posted yesterday about swimming for my sanity and a bit about how good it is as exercise. Here’s an interview I did with swimming champ Hayley Lewis on just these topics.

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Swimming For My Sanity – And Why Swimming Is Such Great Exercise For Mums

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I went swimming a few times last week and my mental health is far better for it. What is it about being immersed in water that makes one feel better all over, inside and out?

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Sydney’s Best Beaches- Snorkelling at Balmoral {Updated}

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Did you know there are many terrific places for children to enjoy snorkelling in Sydney?

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Beautiful Beaches of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides – A Guest Post From My Sister Morag

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I’m thrilled today to have a post sent over from Scotland by my younger sister, Morag. Mo, her husband and wee boys and my mum went to North Uist for their summer holidays in late July this year.

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How To Treat Bluebottle Stings – Sydney’s Most Annoying Sea Creatures!

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Yes, these stings were as painful as they look. Ouchy ouch! Bluebottles are commonly found on Sydney beaches, and indeed, around all of Australia. The official name for these marine maniacs is physalia. But I much prefer the name I learned as a child Portuguese man o’ war. These jellyfish aren’t found in Scotland but […]

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25 Things I Love About Sydney – Part 5

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Hello, today marks the final part of my 25 Things I Love About Sydney posts… find Part 1 here,  Part 2 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here. This series has been celebrating the fact that it’s been over 25 years since I first landed in Sydney. Here’s to the next 25 years, and to 25 More Things […]

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Two Silly Things and Something Gorgeous

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Now then, I’m trying something a bit different here this morning, a quick audio blog. It’s only a minute long – indulge me! Battery warning Click the arrow above to listen to me explaining one of the silly things that happened this weekend. And do feel free to scroll on through the rest of the […]

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Queenscliff Beach and Rock Pool on Sydney’s North Shore

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Of course, we should never play favourites, neither with beaches nor with our kids. But can I confess a little love affair with Queenscliff beach and rock pool? Mainly it’s because they are so close to the fantastic Lagoon Park Playground. But also, I’ve sneaked down here when the kids are all at school, swum […]

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