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. Frenchs Forest Organic Markets

    Sunday 25 March 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Northern Beaches

    Every Sunday morning the Parkway Hotel comes alive with some of Sydney's best seasonal produce and quite a few other surprises. The range on offer is expansive and includes organic to conventional fruit and vegetables, seasonal produce s…

    25 Mar - 06 May
  2. The Beaches Market

    Friday 30 March 2018 to Friday 21 December 2018 , Northern Beaches

    A Farmers and Produce market in Warriewood, Sydney. Come and buy the freshest produce and food. Products include local honey, local and imported specialty cheeses, fish, meat, olive oils, bread, plants and flowers… the list goes on and on. …

    30 Mar - 21 Dec