Sydney’s Beaches At Their Best


New Years Day 2016 was a classic Sydney day to be at the beach. I knew every inch of coastline was going to be packed with people and colour so I chartered a helicopter and got photographing, covering the coast from Maroubra to Freshwater then back through the harbour, looking for the best scenes to photograph from above.


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Enjoy your day,
Joel Coleman…

Bronte Pool


Shelly Beach

The Bower Pool


Freshwater Beach

Camp Cove

  • Martinez Jean
    Posted at 00:05h, 11 January Reply

    Watching those fantastics photos from Andernos les Bains (France). You make me dreaming. Here it’s dark outside, windy, raining and I can’t sleep… But I happy to admire what I see on my screen!!!!
    Merci beaucoup

  • JOEL
    Posted at 00:08h, 11 January Reply

    Have lived all my life on the beaches and its images like these, that remind me why!

  • Peter Banfield
    Posted at 00:12h, 11 January Reply

    Joel – you should be on everyones payroll especially Tourism and foreign investment in Real Estate – your photos say it all about Sydney and why it is one of the most desirable cities in the world – you really should do a series on Melbourne as well as the coastline within under one hours drive – Philip Island to Cathedral Rock near Lorne – the difference – uncrowded beaches
    Cheers again

  • tom-paul jagg
    Posted at 00:59h, 11 January Reply

    We truly live “In Heaven On Earth” Wonderful photography mate, as per usual.. Happy, Healthy and fun filled 2016 to you and yours. tp

  • Chris
    Posted at 04:32h, 11 January Reply

    Love your work man..

  • Grant Woolgar
    Posted at 07:27h, 11 January Reply

    Middle of winter here in the UK… The rain hasn’t stopped & the wind is whistling around the windows. The photos are truly amazing & make me appreciate why I have to go back to Sydney’s northern beaches as soon as possible…. Your pictures remind me of great times gone by but how one flight away can capture it all again…
    Great work forngrey days in Blighty..!
    Thanks for the memories…Keep them coming…. 🙂

  • Cenda
    Posted at 11:45h, 11 January Reply

    Amazing photos. You make me best dreaming! Here it is raining maybe it is going to fall snow.

  • Mick Free
    Posted at 08:51h, 12 January Reply

    Gone to another level there. Congrats!!!

  • Wal franklin
    Posted at 09:20h, 19 January Reply

    We are so fortunate to live in such an awesome part of the world.

    At the moment snowboarding Niseko powder in -10deg!!

    Looking forward to surfing again on northern beaches

    Great photos Joel
    Wal Franklin

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