Litte Marley & Big Marley, Royal National Park, Sydney, Australia
Photograph by Tara Wells
If you’ve seen images of Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach heaving with people, then it may surprise you to know that less than 30km south are deserted beaches still waiting for the first footprint of the day.
This is Little Marley and Big Marley beaches in Sydney’s Royal National Park – the world’s second oldest national park after Yellowstone. Both beaches are accessible only on foot. To get here, the Coast Track hugs the coastline with views over the Pacific Ocean from the northernmost tip of the park, to the most southern.
This lone hiker is enjoying a sunny Autumn day, just prior to the start of the humpback whale migration season.