Nelson Park, Sydney, NSW © Keith McInnes, Destination NSW

Nielson Park, Sydney, New South Wales © Keith McInnes, Destination NSW

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Aerial of Bondi Beach in Sydney © Adam Krowitz

Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales © Adam Krowitz

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When visiting a patrolled beach, be sure to swim between the red and yellow flags, which indicate the safest place to swim.

Couple at Gordons Bay beach in Sydney © Destination NSW

Gordons Bay, Coogee, New South Wales © Destination NSW

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Aerial of surfers at Palm Beach near Sydney © Adam Krowitz

Palm Beach, New South Wales © Adam Krowitz

Father and son at Balmoral Beach in Sydney © Tourism Australia

Balmoral Beach, Balmoral, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Shark Beach at Nielsen Park, Sydney © Andrew Gregory / Destination NSW

Shark Beach, Nielsen Park, Sydney, New South Wales © Andrew Gregory / Destination NSW

Camp Cove in Watsons Bay, Sydney © Destination NSW

Camp Cove, Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales © Destination NSW

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