Missing My Beach Life – Sydney, Australia

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Yay for the weekend! What’s the weather like where you are? It’s currently cold and raining in London, and I’m getting super jealous of my friends and family back home. All over Instagram, they’re either on a beach or poolside, both places I’d much rather be. And so now here I am, reminiscing. 

The more I travel, the more I’ve come to truly love and appreciate the beauty of Australia. In particular those pristine white beaches that I just can’t seem to get over here. Especially like the ones I frequented in Sydney. Tamarama, Manly and Freshwater to name a few of my fav. Nothing compares to laying on sand that’s as soft as pillows, having ocean waves gently brush up against you, refreshing your body on a hot summers’ day. Growing up beachside, sun kissed skin and salty hair became the norm for me.

I guess you could say Sydney was the first stop on my journey around the world. Although a very long stop… albeit five years long. When it comes to travel I think a lot of people forget to experience the beauty of their own country. Growing up in Melbourne, I was drawn to the vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere that Sydney offered. No matter what time of day there was always something to do or somewhere to be.

Weekend Vibes… 

My favourite weekends involved waking up early and queueing alongside other Sydney-siders, for the most incredible breakfast imaginable at The Grounds of Alexandria. Signature avocado every time! Or attending various classes with friends, trying to discover our hidden talents (hip hop, fencing, aerial yoga). No talents found but endless fun and laughter along the way. And the times I’d spend walking along the coastline from Bondi to Coogee. The perfect destination for both the leisure walker and adventure seeker, with hidden viewpoints to discover, and calm ocean sunsets that will take your breath away.

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My Meditation Space…

Being by the ocean has always given me a sense of calm. Despite being surround by hundreds of people, children running around, life guards making announcements, I’ve always been able to drown it all out and get in my zone. As soon as I place my towel on the sand and get comfortable, it’s just me and me alone.

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Searching For That Beach Life Abroad…

As I travel the world, I’m always looking for that perfect beachside destination. Sun, sand and tropical waters, that’s a big part of who I am. I’ve managed to visit a few destinations like Mauritius, Barbados, Thailand and New Caledonia, where the presence of a beach gets me excited like a child on Christmas morning. But at the end of the day, nothing compares to the one’s I’ve grown up with in Sydney. 

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The Laidback Lifestyle…

It’s true when they say the Australian lifestyle is quite laidback. The complete contrast to how my current life is in London. I do miss waking up and meeting my friends midday for a picnic in the park or brunch followed by a day at the beach. My London life, I seemed to always be rushing from A to B, having to meet five different sets of friends at this cafe and that restaurant. It’s fast paced and something I’ve come to realise, I wouldn’t want forever.

The Australian lifestyle really allows you to find your niche and be yourself. The longer I lived in Sydney, the more I became the best version of me. It’s where I established my love for working in the charity sector, where I started exploring my love for cake art (my real hidden talent!), where I met lifelong friends and it’s where I first fell in love. So all things considered, my time in Sydney was nothing short of amazing.

I know I’ll go back there one day, to relax again by the ocean and to indulge in my favourite chocolate – CHERRY RIPES!! But for now, I’m happy continuing to explore other beauties of the world and maybe, just maybe, finding that prefect beachside destination.

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20 thoughts on “Missing My Beach Life – Sydney, Australia

  1. Kimanis Ome says:

    Nothing beats a weekend at the beach. No matter you are dreaming of your time in Australia. Being by the ocean also does my spirit so good. Gorgeous pictures and wishing you a fab weekend 🙂

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  2. TheGreatAmbini says:

    My Dad has literally just got on a plane to Sydney. It so cool that you have such an attachment to such a beautiful place, it’s on my must see places to visit next year. I love your photography too – such clear blue waters!

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  3. Johanna Polanco says:

    These photos are just incredible! Sydney seems like such a beautiful place. I hope to visit that side of the world one day.

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  4. marystange says:

    Looks like a very beautiful place! I’ve never been to Sydney but I hope to make it there one day! The color of the water looks amazing!

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  5. Amy says:

    The Sydney beaches look stunning! I never realized they were so turquoise. I grew up in Naples. Florida on the Gulf. The waters there are calm and the sand like powder and the colors range from gray to green, but they are rarely clear. I love the relaxed lifestyle of being near the beach. I take that with me wherever I go (but I’d still really like to be back near the ocean! 😉 )

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  6. Shelby Behr says:

    All of these gorgeous beaches are making me want to get away from the cold! I would love to visit Sydney one day soon so I can experience the laid back yet vibrant atmosphere you speak of so fondly!

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