I love Long Reef Beach, about midway up the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
With the sand dunes, lagoon and green slopes of the golf course it makes me feel like I’m on holiday. Less busy than many of Sydney’s beaches and if you pick your time, it is possible to surf here with only a few others.
At Long Reef I’ve seen Dolphins, Fairy Penguins a Shark (only once and years ago!) Black Swans, Pelicans, Ducks and even a sea Turtle, not bad for a city beach.