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In Sydney, except in the far western suburbs, you're never more than half an hour away from one of its popular beaches.
Between the Hawkesbury River in the north and the Royal National Park in the south, Sydney is dotted with beaches where it faces the Pacific, starting from the ever-popular Palm Beach down to the endless stretch of beaches at Cronulla. Palm Beach is a finger of land ending north at the Barrenjoey Head and you can walk from the beach on the Pacific side to Barrenjoey Beach on the western side facing Pittwater. Across the Pittwater are Great Mackerel Beach and Currawong Beach east of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.