Life with kids in St George
Located at the north end of Botany Bay, this beach is fantastic for kids with lots of sand, shallow water, a netted bathing area, enclosed playground, showers, toilets and a fish and chip shop. Great for residents who live around Banksia/Arncliffe/Rockdale, and the first beach you’ll hit if coming from the Inner West (only a ten minute drive from Newtown).
Kyeemagh beach really is a great choice for parents with small children. The shallow, calm water makes it ideal for splashing and swimming, and the sand and water is usually very clean. It’s not as busy as the neighbouring beach at Brighton, and if you’re coming from the north on General Holmes Drive you’ll find lots of parking available.
The area has a great enclosed playground and lots of grass to run around on.
Whilst the fish and chip shop, C Side Cafe, is pretty basic, it does makes a good coffee that hits the spot for your daily caffeine fix, and has lots of ice creams and drinks for the littlies.
This is the closest beach for residents in the Inner West and is linked by walking/bike track through to Wolli Creek, Marrickville and ultimately Sydney Olympic Park. To the south, the track goes all the way down to the bottom of Botany Bay at Dolls Point. You can also take an easy stroll down to Brighton (about a ten minute walk) for more food options, and you’ll see plenty of people on bikes and kids on scooters.
Whilst the beach is not as picturesque as some of the beaches on the harbour, the accessibility, space and shallow water makes it perfect for the kids. Love it or loathe it, the view of the airport also provides some great entertainment watching the planes land and take-off.
If you’re a keen fisherman, the north end of the beach is the mouth of the Cooks River which provides lots of great spots to throw in a line.
The biggest downside to this area is parking if you’re arriving from the south or west. It is a little limited, particularly on hot days or weekends. If the spots along the beach are all taken, you can usually find a park a block or so back, or if you prefer, try looping back from the north to use the car park.
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