It depends on what you are looking for! Bondi is a very cool suburb, with lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Although it is iconic, this beach is often crowded and some areas have issues with rip tides so it may not be the most relaxing destination. Manly beach is longer than Bondi, meaning it has more space to spread out and relax. However, the ferry can be costly and wait times to board on the weekend can be long. Best known as the setting for the long-running Australian TV show ‘Home and Away’, Palm Beach is beautiful and quiet. It is about an hour’s drive from downtown, so although it is amazing it may not be convenient for commuters. Why stick to a well-known beach though? With over 100 beaches to choose from, there are plenty of other options available! Try Maroubra Beach with the Mahon Rock pools, Frenchmans Bay & historic Bare Island or Garie Beach in the nearby Royal National Park.