Avalon Beach

Over the last decade or so Avalon has become the favoured "sea-change" destination for Sydney-siders looking to adopt the surfer lifestyle. As a result, the board-riding community here is large and enthusiastic but the skill level varies greatly so it's a good idea to watch for a bit before paddling into the fray.

North Avalon breaks along the north headland and a nearby sandbank and attracts lots of older longboarders who don't always succeed in getting out of each other's way. South Avalon is centred on a triangle-shaped sandbank near the 25 metre ocean rock pool (free entry) that generates a mix of fun easy waves.

The edge of the south cliff is known as Little Avalon, and here the swell sucks up hard on a shallow rock shelf to produce fast-barrelling tube rides.

Nearby events

  1. Lifeline Northern Beaches Book Fair

    Friday 22 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 ,

    Please note, they accept Visa and Mastercard and also have EFTPOS facility available. (Entry by gold coin donation very much appreciated). At the Book Fair, there will be thousands of good quality books, at bargain prices, in many…

    22 Feb - 24 Feb
  2. Make your own ceramic wall art

    Saturday 23 February 2019 to Sunday 12 February 2023 ,

    Learn the technique of glass/ceramic painting, technique of applying outliner on the surface, as well as mixing different mediums. You will be guided to make your very own exciting and unique painted tiled artwork that you'll be proud to…

    23 Feb - 12 Feb