Tranquillity, natural beauty and calm are only the tip of the iceberg when attempting to describe a day out at La Perouse. From pelicans flying over you to the soothing sound of the ocean waves crashing against the rocks, this is one of my preferred escapes from the grind of city life. It's no wonder that this is a popular location for weddings, often hosting more than one at a time.
La Perouse is accessible by public transport from the city and Eastern Suburbs, namely buses. Though you might have to plan out your journey more carefully, it's worth it when you realise that you don't need to find parking. You can usually drive around and find parking anyway if you prefer to drive.
There are some shops, including Danny's and other little coffee shops and cafes around. If you're trying to keep costs down but have food in your fridge, it is simple enough to have a picnic. Bring your basket of culinary delights along with a picnic blanket and enjoy the beauty.
Don't forget to bring sunscreen along on your day out. Although this isn't the warmest of summers in Sydney, the sun can still be a nuisance especially for fair skinned individuals, me included. Oh and don't forget to reapply it if you're swimming.
There are countless things to do at La Perouse, no matter the weather. Walk across to the Bare Island Fort for a history lesson, see the beautiful panorama from a different angle and clear your mind. Walk along the rocks, explore and or even go fishing if you like.
Just sit on a bench or on the grass somewhere, in one of the many possible spots. Go alone or take the whole family out, I cannot recommend it highly enough. I hope you create the peaceful memories ingrained in my mind.
It is a lovely walk and a beach worth visiting, but it's also a known nudist destination, and I ran into a few nude hikers when I was on my way there too. People with kids might want to know this before they plan an outing! :-)