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Published March 14th 2013
You won't believe how quiet this beach is
I had driven past Brighton Le Sands Beach many times and never stopped, thinking it would be a very noisy beach. Finally one day, I decided to venture out and what a pleasant surprise.
Although the beach is located near the very busy Grand Parade at Brighton Le Sands and opposite Sydney airport, when you are on the beach, the noise is almost non-existent.
The great thing about this Sydney beach is that there are no waves, making it a great place to take your family, especially if you have young children. As the beach is long and wide, you will never have to compete for space and part of the beach is even protected by a shark net.
The sand is beautifully white and the water crystal clear. Above the beach is a promenade, which stretches for several kilometres, so you can ride a bike, go rollerblading or scootering. There are even bike racks if you want to park your bike while you go for a swim.
Right near the beach is Brighton Le Sands Kiosk, which is open for breakfast and lunch and serves not only coffee, tea and ice cream, but also all day breakfast, steak sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, salads and sandwiches as well as soft drinks, milkshakes and smoothies.
Cross The Grand Parade and you have an even bigger selection of cafes, restaurants and shops and if you feel like spending the weekend, book in to the Novotel Resort, which offers spectacular views of the beach.
Children will be occupied for hours as they watch planes land and take off from Sydney airport or play ball games on the beach. Bring their snorkelling gear and let them explore the underwater world.
Brighton Le Sands Beach is also popular for fishing – expect to catch bream, whiting, mullet and snapper and many other species. As there is no shade near the water, make sure you bring a beach umbrella, plenty of water and protective clothing.
Street parking is available right along the beach and you will also find several small carparks.
Advice - don't ever go the the beach unless you like continual noise and pollution from masses of jet skis and the aircrafts on the runway just over the water. You can smell and taste only fuel and have peace. Try one of the many other much better beaches in NSW