Travelers are voting Palm Beach, Bondi Beach and Manly Beach as the best of 6 beaches near Sydney. There are 3 beaches near Gosford a city just 31 km from Sydney and 1 beach near Wollongong which is 42 km distant. The most popular of these are Palm Beach near Gosford and Garie Beach in Wollongong. You can find 15 beaches in New South Wales and 31 beaches in the country of Australia. Our members favorite in New South Wales is Palm Beach and Whitehaven Beach is the top pick in Australia. Want more? Check out our map of beaches near Sydney.