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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.

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Naked Sydney

As a Sydney-sider, we are no stranger to sunshine and beaches, even the tourists know that. With summer just around the corner, it is time to dig out the dusted swimming suits from the closet, get a bottle of sunscreen from the chemist, put on your sunnies, go out there and enjoy the beautiful coastlines offered by Sydney.

We all love sunbathing, but sometimes tan lines are just annoying. We are young and we want to release all the inner energy inside… So why not express yourself at one of those finest nudist beaches in Sydney, because there is no better way to form a positive connection with the nature other than showing off what you have to offer.

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For those who are living in the Eastern Suburbs, this is Little Congwong Beach at La Perouse. While the district is easily accessible by car and public transport from the city centre, visitors might have to walk a little further and go through the bushes in order to find out this hidden location, where everyone is rolling on the sand or walking around freely without any clothing. If you are lucky enough, you may even find an ice cream boat! Please note that this is not a dedicated nudist beach by law, but like what they said, two wrongs could make one right.

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Here is our North Shore representative, Obelisk Beach. Unlike Little Congwong Beach, it is actually legal to be naked at Obelisk Beach and it is also considered one of the ‘gay-and-lesbian-friendly’ beaches in Sydney. While the beach might be relatively small compared to other beaches you could find in the city, here you can enjoy the picturesque view across Camp Cove and Watsons Bay. Just a quick tip for all the wanderlusts, as there are no shops nearby, it is always nice to bring a bottle of water and pack your own sandwiches, now you can enjoy a delightful picnic with your mates!