Author(s): Andrew Swaffer
Sydney is widely regarded - especially by Sydneysiders! - as having one of the world's most inviting, enticing, picturesque and fun collection of urban beaches. In this successor to Sydney's Best Picnic Spots & Beaches, local author and beach fanatic Catherine Proctor and Woodslane's outdoor guides series editor Andrew Swaffer have teamed up to survey the hundreds of beaches and swimming enclosures in the Sydney region. The very best 100 or so beaches are presented in this new guide, illustrated in full colour with vibrant photography, orientation maps and detailed maps for the larger beaches. The guide includes Information on location access (including by public transport), parking, facilities - including toilets and BBQs - the local environment, views, popularity, suitability for children, swimming, surfing and snorkelling, cafes and kiosks. Salt water swimming enclosures (whether netted, rock or concrete) are also detailed, including the best of those with no associated beach. Sydney's Best Beaches & Rock Baths will be a must-have guide for any Sydneysider looking to venture beyond the sands of their favourite local beach. Guide coverage is from Palm Beach to the Royal National Park.
Andrew Swaffer has worked in publishing for over 20 years, several of these writing for the Footprint series of travel guides (co-authoring two Australian guides with Katrina OBrien), and now works for local Sydney publisher Woodslane Press. His love of the outdoors led him to develop this new series of Woodslane outdoor guides. Catherine Proctor is a freelance author and editor who lives on Sydneys Northern Beaches. Her husbands love of surfing has introduced her to many of Sydneys surfing beaches, while her two boys have led her to discover many of the family-friendly beaches and rock pools.
* Location maps * Introduction: How to use this book; Public transport; Families and children; Wheelchair access; Taking your dog; Responsible sharing of our beaches and rock baths; Looking after the environment * Safety tips * Beaches & Rock Baths at a Glance * Sydneys Best Beaches & Rock Baths: Sydney Harbour; Eastern and Southern Suburbs; Botany Bay, Port Hacking & The Royal National Park; Northern Beaches; Pittwater & Ku-ring-gai National Park * Extras & Asides: Spit to Manly Mini-Walk; Best Fish and Chips; The Artists Walk; Best Beaches for Dogs; Dining Out in Style; Nude free Beaches; Walking the Eastern Suburbs; Sydneys Best Snorkelling; Access for Wheelchairs and the Elderly; Best Beaches for Families; Best Beaches for Star Spotting; Sydneys Rock Baths; Walking the Northern Beaches; Best Ferry Rides; Secluded Beaches * Surfing in Sydney * Beach Bag Essential List * Useful addresses and contacts * Index * Other books in the series * Sydney Ferries Map * Photography in this book * Map Symbols * About the authors and acknowledgements