This ain’t the Mediterranean. There are no tightly arranged lines of deckchairs awaiting your paying pleasure at Sydney's beaches. Lazing on the beach is part of the Australian birthright and one that’s freely available to anyone who cares to roll out their towel. Whether you join the procession of the bronzed and the beautiful at Bondi, or surreptitiously slink into a deserted nook hidden within Sydney Harbour National Park, the beach is an essential part of the Sydney experience. Even in winter, watching the rollers break while you’re strolling along the sand is exhilarating.