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Follow Sydney’s craggy, meandering coastline south from Bondi – passing fun-filled Coogee, sprawling Maroubra and the peaceful, serene beach at Malabar – and you’ll hit the idyllic Little Bay Beach. Hidden at the bottom of a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it wooden staircase that cuts through the surrounding greenery, Little Bay Beach is a gorgeous stretch of powdery sand and sparkling, clear blue water. Nestled into a natural arc of trees, grass and rocks, Little Bay has a very unspoilt feel – perfect for those who want to escape the city for a day.


How to Find Little Bay Beach

Stroll behind the Nurses War Memorial Chapel (set back behind Lister Avenue and Coast Hospital Road), and you’ll spot a pathway running parallel to the coast, a marker for Little Bay Beach and the start of the wooden staircase. Head all the way down the steps and you’ll find yourself in paradise.

Discover one of Sydney's best hidden beaches down in the south east. and enjoy calm, crystal clear water, soft white sand and a backdrop of greenery. Read my guide on how to get there, parking, facilities and where to eat and drink. An amazing Sydney beach to relax on.


Activities

  • SWIM – in the calm and crystal clear water
  • SNORKEL OR SCUBA DIVE – a group were learning to scuba dive the day that I visited
  • PLAY – at the children’s playground in Coast Hospital Memorial Park
  • WALK – the nearby Cape Banks Firetrail if you want to add a hike to your daily activities

 

Discover one of Sydney's best hidden beaches down in the south east. and enjoy calm, crystal clear water, soft white sand and a backdrop of greenery. Read my guide on how to get there, parking, facilities and where to eat and drink. An amazing Sydney beach to relax on.
Discover one of Sydney's best hidden beaches down in the south east. and enjoy calm, crystal clear water, soft white sand and a backdrop of greenery. Read my guide on how to get there, parking, facilities and where to eat and drink. An amazing Sydney beach to relax on.
Discover one of Sydney's best hidden beaches down in the south east. and enjoy calm, crystal clear water, soft white sand and a backdrop of greenery. Read my guide on how to get there, parking, facilities and where to eat and drink. An amazing Sydney beach to relax on.

Discover one of Sydney's best hidden beaches down in the south east. and enjoy calm, crystal clear water, soft white sand and a backdrop of greenery. Read my guide on how to get there, parking, facilities and where to eat and drink. An amazing Sydney beach to relax on.

Cape Banks Firetrail


Amenities

  • TOILET, SHOWER, DRINKING FOUNTAIN – halfway along the staircase down to the beach

 

Discover one of Sydney's best hidden beaches down in the south east. and enjoy calm, crystal clear water, soft white sand and a backdrop of greenery. Read my guide on how to get there, parking, facilities and where to eat and drink. An amazing Sydney beach to relax on.


Food & Drink

Discover one of Sydney's best hidden beaches down in the south east. and enjoy calm, crystal clear water, soft white sand and a backdrop of greenery. Read my guide on how to get there, parking, facilities and where to eat and drink. An amazing Sydney beach to relax on.


Parking

  • Free, unrestricted road parking on the residential streets. Head to Lister St and Murra Murra Place for an easy stroll to the beach.
Discover one of Sydney's best hidden beaches down in the south east. and enjoy calm, crystal clear water, soft white sand and a backdrop of greenery. Read my guide on how to get there, parking, facilities and where to eat and drink. An amazing Sydney beach to relax on.

Murra Murra Place


Public Transport

  • Multiple buses will take you from Sydney CBD down to Anzac Parade near Little Bay Road in around 40 minutes. From there it’s only about a 700m walk to the beach. Check the trip planner here.

For more information on Sydney’s south-eastern beaches, read my guides to Maroubra Beach, Malabar Beach or my overview of beaches from Maroubra down to Yarra Bay.

Enjoy Sydney everyone!

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Discover one of Sydney's best hidden beaches down in the south east. and enjoy calm, crystal clear water, soft white sand and a backdrop of greenery. Read my guide on how to get there, parking, facilities and where to eat and drink. An amazing Sydney beach to relax on.