Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013.
There are plenty of activities for the whole family at Balmoral Beach. Paddle amongst the waves, snorkel in the sheltered waters of the bay, sail, join a scuba course or simply relax at one of the cafes or restaurants along The Esplanade.
With gentle currents and enclosed swimming areas, Balmoral Beach is a beautiful harbour beach surrounded by parklands that make it popular with families. There are plenty of things to do at Balmoral, for all ages. Go exploring along the quaint footbridge from the beach to Rocky Point or wander along the foreshore to enjoy panoramic views of North and South Headlands. Balmoral Beach is also a great place for dining. Sample fine contemporary fare at waterside restaurants and alfresco cafes in the Mosman area or fresh fish and chips to take away and enjoy at the beach.
Learn to sail at Balmoral Sailing School or hire a kayak for an enjoyable afternoon on the sheltered waters. Hunters Bay is a great place to go wind surfing because it's protected from stronger ocean currents by the cliffs that surround the area.
Follow the easy walking trail from Balmoral Beach to Chowder Bay and learn about Sydney's military heritage while enjoying magnificent views of the headlands and Sydney Harbour. The former Chowder Bay naval base now hosts the only scuba diving school on Sydney Harbour and is a great place to learn how to scuba dive.
Nearby Little Sirius Cove is one of Sydney's best kept secret locations with several sheltered beaches, a playground and a netted tidal pool. From Balmoral Beach, the cove can be reached on foot via the walk to Taronga Zoo. It's well worth the effort to uncover a beautiful part of Sydney Harbour and foreshore.
The sheltered coastline in Balmoral Beach provides a fantastic spot for families. The netted bays in the northern area of the beach provide a safe area for swimmers, while the shallow rock pools are suitable for younger children. There are a range of activities to enjoy, such as snorkeling, paddleboarding and kayaking.
Enjoy the spectacular waterfront location while you dine at one of the casual cafes and award winning restaurants along Balmoral Beach. Visit Public Dining Room for the beachside dining experience enjoyed by locals for more than a decade. The iconic Bathers’ Pavilion is also a great spot for fine cuisine and a relaxed afternoon.
Choose a path within the Balmoral to the Spit collection of bushwalking tracks passing by Rocky Point Bridge to view the rugged coastline just off Chinamans Beach. Take in the scenic views of the Sydney Harbour National Park by walking from Balmoral Beach to Chowder Bay, or make a day of it by walking from Balmoral to Taronga Zoo.