Our first day in Sydney was focused on settling into our new Airbnb and shopping, but the next effort was to explore the nearest beach. Maroubra Beach is just one km from our house, about 5 minutes by car. It has everything, sandy beach, interesting rock formations, good beachcombing, surfers, even a biology class combing the rocks. This is a lively zone.

We stopped in at the next beach to the south, Malabar Beach, for a follow up. In between beaches are cliffs and headlands. There are lots of walking trails and views out over the ocean–beautiful!