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Plane Spotting – Sydney Style

Bounded by some of the most amazing coastlines in the world, Sydney-siders are definitely spoiled with choices when it comes to sunshine and beaches, as they are literally everywhere within the city (and when I say literally, I really mean it). Just a stone’s throw away from the airport, Brighton-Le-Sands Beach is the perfect spot for you to lay flat on a beach chair while observe aeroplanes flying right above you at the same time. As an experienced wanderlust, I’m sure you all have come across the aerial view of the beach when the plane flew across the city.

For both aviation lovers and photographers alike, Brighton-Le-Sands Beach is definitely some the favourite locations for plane spotting in Sydney. Named after the coastal city in the United Kingdom, Brighton-Le-Sands Beach is famous for its baths and it is a very family-friendly location. As the beach is right opposite to the runways, you can easily see flights taking off and arriving from a very close distance. The best time for plane spotting at the beach will be between afternoon and the evening.

An Airbus A380 from Singapore Airlines preparing for takeoff, taken at Brighton-Le-Sands Beach. 

An Airbus A380 from Emirates Airlines arriving at Sydney Airport in the evening, taken at Brighton-Le-Sands Beach. 

Although the observation deck at Sydney Airport is closed recently, there are still plenty of other locations for you to spot the planes. For more information, you can visit this website: http://www.sydneyairport.com.au/corporate/community-environment-and-planning/community/plane-spotters.aspx

After all, even if you may not be able to board on a plane and go somewhere else yet, you can always look at one in the skies.