Sydney Summer Vibes
Summer by far is my favourite season. I was an autumn girl, but since moving to Sydney, I’ve found the energy of summer here is magnetic!
If you want to experience an Aussie summer, heading down to the beach is a must! There are so many beautiful beaches here in Sydney from the famous Bondi Beach to the more private little beaches such as Milk Beach, Queens Beach or Shark Beach.
Hitting the beach is my absolute favourite thing to do during summer. My own picks for a killer weekend sunshine session would be Balmoral Beach, which is also great for families. Redleaf as I’m not the biggest fan of waves (I get a little scared) and because it’s close to me, while Bondi is more for the buzzing atmosphere.
I’m also a big fan of packing a picnic and road tripping down the South Coast to visit places like Jervis Bay, which offers the most beautiful, white sand beaches and clear waters at the likes of Murray’s Beach or the popular Hyams Beach.
With the sun not setting until around 8 pm in summer, you have so much time of day! I love getting up early and starting my day by going for a coastal walk, inhaling the intoxicating salty air while feeling the cool ocean breeze against my face, not to mention being able to take in the spectacular views of our Eastern coastline.
The Bondi to Bronte coastal walk is another awesome way to spend your time catching up with friends whilst squeezing in some light cardio. So, grab your girlfriends, or boy and head down to get your walk on. If you’re a pet lover grab your pooch and head down to Marks Park in Bondi. The lookout there is breathtaking and so many cute pups to set your sights on.
If you know me then you know that I like to eat, especially breakfast foods. So usually on a weekend, I will catch up with friends over brekky/brunch at my favourite café. I’m usually a fan of pancakes but when the weather is too hot, I opt for a fresh smoothie or yogurt, with fresh fruits and muesli. Sydney has great little cafés where I guarantee you will find your next obsession. Some of my go-to’s are Harry’s in Bondi, The Nine (also in Bondi), Gusto in Paddington, and Bread and Circus in Alexandria.
Other options for things to do in summer around Sydney include jumping on a ferry and heading over to Manly where you can watch beach volleyball or kick back and relax on Manly beach. Hit up one of the cool bars around the Esplanade, then finish the day by heading back to the city on the ferry where you can view the sunset over the Harbour Bridge. I personally have not had a chance to do this yet, but I hear it’s something one must do when in Sydney, so I am putting this on my list to do this year.
As for summer evenings in Sydney, well there is way too many options to cover. My favourite is - when it gets cooler in the evening - to pack some wines and cheese and head down to Centennial Park for the moonlit cinema. You bring your own rugs and blankets but if you’ve ever experienced the discomfort of movie cinema seating then this should not be a problem. You can bring as much food as you wish - yes, please! What a perfect way to spend a summer evening.
If you’re feeling something a little less time consuming what is more summer than hitting up an ice-cream store and grabbing some gelato? Bliss.