This is a city with numerous beaches. Listed here are a selection of the  more well known ones. The Sydney Buses Info site has plenty of information about timetables and route maps.

  • Avalon
  • Take either the L88 bus to Avalon or the L90 bus to Palm Beach. Avalon Beach is the second last beach on the northern peninsula. Both of these buses start their journey from Lee Street, Railway Square via George Street and Wynyard.
  • Bondi   
  • The most famous & photographed beach. The "Bondi Tram" made it a very accessible beach for Sydneysiders etc.
  • Note: bus 333 is the new bendy PrePay only bus. " No Tickets Sold on Bus ". Many new bus ticket sales outlets at Circular Quay and Bondi Beach. Look for 'bus tickets on sale here' signs outside 7Eleven style convenience stores etc. 
  • Take the bus 380 or 333  from bus stand E at Alfred St Circular Quay straight through to Bondi Beach or bus 389 from bus stand E to Bondi Junction Bus & Train Interchange and swap to a 380, 381 or 333 bus for the short journey direct to the beach.
  • Take the bus 378 from Central Railway Station ( Lee St, Railway Square or Eddy Avenue) to the Bondi Junction Bus & Train Interchange and swap to a 380, 381 or 333 to Bondi Beach.
  • Coogee  
  • Bus 313 or 314 from Bondi Junction Stand J in interchange 
  • Bus 353 from Eastgardens ( Bunnerong Road end and lower ground level bus interchange ) to Bondi Junction Bus & Train Interchange or the reverse route from Bondi Junction. 
  • Bus 370 from Leichhardt via Glebe Point Rd, Broadway, Sydney University, South Sydney,  Todman Avenue, University of NSW, Prince of Wales Hospitals, Randwick and Coogee 
  • Bus 372 from Lee Street, Railway Square to Coogee Beach. 
  • Bus 373 or 374  from bus stand D at Alfred St Circular Quay via Elizabeth St, Moore Park, Randwick to Coogee Beach.
  • Bus 372 or 374 from bus stand C at Eddy Avenue near Central Railway
  • Bus M59 from Drummoyne Oval via Rozelle, Central Railway and University of NSW.
  • Cronulla
  • Immortalised by an old Australian movie, called Puberty Blues, Cronulla is situated in the southern suburbs.
  • Train from Central Station
  • Maroubra Beach - This is the eastern suburbs most notable surf beach, with big waves. Its particularly breathtaking during a storm to watch the waves smashing their way to shore. Its not for the faint-hearted and you would be foolish to surf here unless you are a really strong swimmer.  
  • Bus 376 or 377 from bus stand D at Alfred St Circular Quay   Note: Bus 376 via Eddy Avenue Central Railway Station.
  • Bus 395  from Central Railway Station ( Lee Street,  Railway Square and Eddy Avenue )
  • Bus 396 or 397 from bus stand E at Alfred St Circular Quay. 397 bus will mean a short walk from nearest bus stop ( 4 minutes ).
  • Bus 353 from Eastgardens Shopping Centre or Bondi Junction bus & train Interchange via Coogee beach.
  • Manly - This popular beach features an esplanade which is used by joggers, rollerbladers and walkers. The esplanade goes around to Shelly Beach, which is more sheltered.
  • Take the ferry from Wharf 3 at Alfred St Circular Quay. Ferries leave every 30mins ( on the hour & half hour ) for the 30 minute ferry ride  to Manly. Ferries leave Manly at 15 min & 45 min past the hour for the 30 minute ferry ride to Circular Quay.
  • Newport
  • Take the L88 bus to Avalon or the L90 bus to Palm Beach.
  • Palm Beach 
  • L90 bus from Lee St, Railway Square via George St and Wynyard Station. The journey time is about 90 minutes depending on traffic. 
  • Watsons Bay
  • Take the 380  from bus_stand_E at Alfred St Circular Quay via Bondi Beach to Watsons Bay or
  • Take 324 or 325 from bus_stand_D at Alfred St Circular Quay  via Double Bay / Rose Bay to Watsons Bay or
  • Ferry from Wharf 4 or 5 to Watsons Bay Wharf.