Best reefs in Sydney

Check out the top reefs in Sydney, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Long Reef Beach
1. Long Reef Beach
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16 local reviews
Long Reef Beach
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Amy
A much quieter lesser known beach then Dee Why or Curl Curl it is very popular amongst surfers and is only a…
Marianne And Martin
Fabulous views from the walks around Long Reef. The Golf Club has a good restaurant, and there is the best pie…
Michelle
Super worth it walk around to Long Reef Headland ... breath taking views from the peninsula and also good spot…
1. Long Reef Beach
1. Long Reef Beach
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16 local reviews
Long Reef Beach
Amy
Amy
A much quieter lesser known beach then Dee Why or Curl Curl it is very popular amongst surfers and is only a 10-15 minute walk from Dee Why…
Marianne And Martin
Marianne And Martin
Fabulous views from the walks around Long Reef. The Golf Club has a good restaurant, and there is the best pie shop just across Pittwater…
Michelle
Michelle
Super worth it walk around to Long Reef Headland ... breath taking views from the peninsula and also good spot to appreciate nature.
2. Long Reef Point
2. Long Reef Point
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20 local reviews
Long Reef Point, Collaroy
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Anne
This headland adjoins the Long Reef Beach and Golf Course. The water around this is a protected Marine Park…
Richard
Take the even, well-paved and not-too-steep path from the Long Reef carpark up to the headland for spectacular…
Daniel
Absolutely breathtaking way to spend a day/afternoon walking around long reef point and ocean plateau.
2. Long Reef Point
2. Long Reef Point
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20 local reviews
Long Reef Point, Collaroy
Anne
Anne
This headland adjoins the Long Reef Beach and Golf Course. The water around this is a protected Marine Park and a breeding ground for the…
Richard
Richard
Take the even, well-paved and not-too-steep path from the Long Reef carpark up to the headland for spectacular coastal views north and…
Daniel
Daniel
Absolutely breathtaking way to spend a day/afternoon walking around long reef point and ocean plateau.
3. Dee Why Beach
3. Dee Why Beach
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39 local reviews
Dee Why Beach, Dee Why
+61 1300 434 434
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Sally
The south end has flags for safety, or head north to Long Reef for less crowds. There is an ocean pool, a…
Dee Why Beach, close by within walking distance. Great Cafes and also a nice relaxing walk to Long Reef…
Philip
Learn to surf, amazing walk to long reef point, great bars, restaurants and fish & chips!
3. Dee Why Beach
3. Dee Why Beach
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39 local reviews
Dee Why Beach, Dee Why
+61 1300 434 434
Sally
Sally
The south end has flags for safety, or head north to Long Reef for less crowds. There is an ocean pool, a beach cafe, showers/toilets,…
Jason
Dee Why Beach, close by within walking distance. Great Cafes and also a nice relaxing walk to Long Reef Headlands
Philip
Philip
Learn to surf, amazing walk to long reef point, great bars, restaurants and fish & chips!
4. Long Reef Golf Club
4. Long Reef Golf Club
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22 local reviews
Anzac Ave, Collaroy
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 2 9971 8113
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Sophie
Beautiful wheel chair accessible walk or bike ride around long reef headland. Stunning sunset and sunrise…
Jan
Scenic golf course right on the Headland - Long Reef is the northern headland of Dee Why beach. There is…
Jamie
Long Reef Golf Course is one of the best courses on the beaches with several holes that make you feel like…
4. Long Reef Golf Club
4. Long Reef Golf Club
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22 local reviews
Anzac Ave, Collaroy
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 2 9971 8113
Sophie
Sophie
Beautiful wheel chair accessible walk or bike ride around long reef headland. Stunning sunset and sunrise views of the lush green golf…
Jan
Jan
Scenic golf course right on the Headland - Long Reef is the northern headland of Dee Why beach. There is also a great restaurant there…
Jamie
Jamie
Long Reef Golf Course is one of the best courses on the beaches with several holes that make you feel like your playing right on the…
5. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
5. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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110 local reviews
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Karen
OPEN 9:30am - 7:00pm daily Come on a journey of amazing discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's unique…
Abbey
As well as regular wall-mounted tanks and ground-level enclosures, this impressive complex has two large pools…
Jan
A great aquarium with an amazing array of sea life. Get up close and personal walking through the glass tunnel…
5. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
5. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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110 local reviews
Karen
Karen
OPEN 9:30am - 7:00pm daily Come on a journey of amazing discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's unique freshwater and marine aquatic…
Abbey
Abbey
As well as regular wall-mounted tanks and ground-level enclosures, this impressive complex has two large pools that you can walk through,…
Jan
Jan
A great aquarium with an amazing array of sea life. Get up close and personal walking through the glass tunnel . Sharks , rays , reef fish -…
6. Clovelly Beach
6. Clovelly Beach
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118 local reviews
Clovelly Beach, Clovelly
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Ed & Dori
Take the bus from Central to get to this secluded beach. Usually less crowded than Bondi and has a shallow…
Emily
Perfect beach for children and families. Protected by a reef with calm waters, great for swimming and…
Christie
Small beach perfect for children and families. Protected by a reef with calm waters, great for swimming and…
6. Clovelly Beach
6. Clovelly Beach
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118 local reviews
Clovelly Beach, Clovelly
Ed & Dori
Ed & Dori
Take the bus from Central to get to this secluded beach. Usually less crowded than Bondi and has a shallow reef within the bay. For those…
Emily
Emily
Perfect beach for children and families. Protected by a reef with calm waters, great for swimming and snorkelling. A 4 minute walk from our…
Christie
Christie
Small beach perfect for children and families. Protected by a reef with calm waters, great for swimming and snorkelling.
7. Darling Harbour
7. Darling Harbour
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353 local reviews
Darling Harbour, Sydney
+61 2 9240 8500
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Eleni
The best place to take the kids in Sydney is by far Darling Harbour. While there are many constructions going…
7. Darling Harbour
7. Darling Harbour
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353 local reviews
Darling Harbour, Sydney
+61 2 9240 8500
Eleni
Eleni
The best place to take the kids in Sydney is by far Darling Harbour. While there are many constructions going on here at the moment this is…
8. Outpost Espresso
8. Outpost Espresso
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4 local reviews
996e Pittwater Rd, Collaroy
(02) 9971 0444
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Sally
This is where Chris works and they make amazing Campos coffee. Opposite the cafe you will find a lovely park…
Jacques & Abby
Great Coffee and close to Long Reef Head land. Enjoy a great coffee and take a walk around the head land! +…
8. Outpost Espresso
8. Outpost Espresso
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4 local reviews
996e Pittwater Rd, Collaroy
(02) 9971 0444
Sally
Sally
This is where Chris works and they make amazing Campos coffee. Opposite the cafe you will find a lovely park with a playground and footpath…
Jacques & Abby
Jacques & Abby
Great Coffee and close to Long Reef Head land. Enjoy a great coffee and take a walk around the head land! + Their muffins are amazing!
9. Reef Beach Track
9. Reef Beach Track
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2 local reviews
Reef Beach Track, Balgowlah Heights
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Terry
There aren't many major cities in the world that can boast national park walking trails around the harbour!…
Julian
Lovely harbourside track with the Reef Beach as idyllic destination
9. Reef Beach Track
9. Reef Beach Track
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2 local reviews
Reef Beach Track, Balgowlah Heights
Terry
Terry
There aren't many major cities in the world that can boast national park walking trails around the harbour! Reef Beach is one stop on a walk…
Julian
Julian
Lovely harbourside track with the Reef Beach as idyllic destination