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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Palm Beach lifestyle

  • Barranjoey Headland, Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach ferry wharf


Sydney by the sea, Palm Beach

If you enjoy surfing or coastal walks, head to Palm Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches for great surf and easy walks along the beach or to Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Palm Beach wharf makes the perfect fishing spot for the kids and you can all unwind at a waterside cafe.

Must Do

Palm Beach lifestyle

Palm Beach is perhaps one of the most famous Sydney beaches, being the set of the hit series Home and Away and offers plenty of choice in recreational activities.

Learn how to sail or charter a yacht to sail the tranquil waters of Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River or play a round of golf at the challenging nine-hole course.

Jump on a ferry and explore the secluded bays across Pittwater such as the Basin, a great spot for a family picnic, and take a bushwalk to view the nearby Aboriginal carvings.

Learn how to surf on the ocean-side of the peninsula or try your hand at windsurfing.

Hike up the Barrenjoey Headland Walk, a great way to appreciate the majestic views of Broken Bay, the Hawkesbury River and the Pacific Ocean or take a Sunday tour of Barrenjoey Lighthouse.

Go on a Fantasea cruise to the Central Coast or a join a whale watching tour during June and July to catch sight of migrating whales and dolphins.

Enjoy Sydney’s beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips.

Always swim between the red and yellow flags – surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It’s also a good idea to always swim with a friend.

Make sure you ready any safety signs at the beach and you are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.

Check conditions before you go and find a patrolled beach by visiting

Stay safe at the beach

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