Without a doubt there is no better way to spend a day out in Sydney than getting out to one of the stunning beaches for a BBQ. Sydney is more than just the CBD, the shops, Opera House and *tourist attractions*. When you look again, you’ll find that Sydney has some amazing parklands and beaches, perfect spots for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. When you want to BBQ in Sydney, all you need do is pack your esky, grab your portable BBQ, pack up the car and head out to some of Sydney’s best BBQ spots.
Shelly Beach, Manly:
Shelly beach is famous for not only being a quiet place, it’s also a very *family friendly* area. The beach has its own free BBQ areas as well, or you can pack your own. There is plenty to do here including hiking, snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming.
Collaroy Beach, Northern Beaches:
Collaroy beach is one of the best spots on the Northern Beaches for spending the day in the sun and enjoying the weather. Of course, it’s well known for it’s surfing history and excellent swimming conditions. Collaroy Beach has recently had an *upgrade* with the park located off the beach renovated, it now has a sheltered BBQ area and picnic tables available. There is even a BBQ inside the children’s playground area which is perfect for a family day out. The spot also includes wi-fi access points, public toilets, rockpools and if you want to try your hand at surfing this is a great *beginners beach* with good wind surfing in north easterly or south easterly winds.
Tamarama Beach, Bondi:
Tamarama Beach is a quiet beach with great surf conditions, it’s also nestled in along the Bondi to Coogee walk. There is a BBQ area located at the top end of the beach, along with sheltered picnic tables and free electric hot plates located next to the children’s play area. Tamarama beach is surrounded by hills and the sounds of crashing waves, it’s the perfect place to BBQ in Sydney and just relax and unwind.
The Basin, Sydney North:
Is a picturesque setting inside the surrounds of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. While not a beach, there are some nice calm water areas where young children can splash around. There is a grassy area found on the eastern shores of West Head which includes a well-maintained BBQ area. With plenty of area for the kids to run around, and some great views.
North Bondi Beach:
Bondi is without a doubt; Australia’s most iconic beach and the north point of Bondi is a great spot to have a picnic or BBQ overlooking the famous beach. The park has a few picnic shelters and coin operated BBQ’s but if you are not bringing your own BBQ you need to get there early as this spot gets very busy during summer.
Clontarf Reserve, Clontarf:
A great spot for a BBQ in Sydney with Clontarf beach next to the park, a lovely beach with little waves and views of Spit bridge. There are plenty of grassy areas for the kids to play and large trees that provide some shade on hot summer days. Facilities include sheltered picnic tables, toilets, a shaded playground, café/kiosk and free electric BBQ’s.
Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve, Mona Vale:
A great spot right by the water with picnic tables and free sheltered electric BBQ’s. The park is located next to a large gated playground, a bike track and café. Facilities include toilets, café, bubblers, paid carparking and free street parking.
Newport Beach, Newport:
Newport beach is patrolled by lifesavers and has great surfing conditions, if you want to swim, there is a rock pool located at the southern end, with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby, an enclosed playground, toilet and showers and paid or free street parking.
North Palm Beach, Palm Beach:
Another quiet, family friendly beach with good swimming conditions, great for both BBQ’s and picnics, situated near Barrenjoey lighthouse and the Palm Beach Golf Course. Facilities include showers and toilets, electric BBQ’s, a carpark and located in Governor Phillip Park is a playground.
Freshwater is located between Manly and Curl Curl beach. Located next to the beach is a large picnic area with free BBQ’s and a playground for the kids. There is also a viewing platform at the southern end, and a rockpool on the northern side. Facilities include showers, toilets, kiosk, café’s nearby, a paid car park and street parking.