1. Bondi Beach
Bondi may just be the most famous stretch of sand in the world. This glorious 1-km long sweep of golden sand, with rugged Ben Buckler at its northern end and the Bondi Icebergs to the south, is Sydney’s favourite playground, packed with swimmers, surfers and people-watchers. Just before the beach is the lively Campbell Parade, beyond which is a diverse suburb that embraces surf culture, artists, actors, media tycoons and the vibrant Jewish, Kiwi, Brazilian and Pacific Islander communities. There is some serious money and glamour in Bondi, but it’s never snobbish and always great fun.