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. Taste of the Beaches

    Sunday 19 August 2018 , Northern Beaches

    The Taste of the Beaches is once again bringing gourmet delights from some of the finest restaurants, cafes and venues on the Northern Beaches, to a 'pop-up' location at Mona Vale's spectacular Winnererremy Bay. Nestled against the scenic…

    19 Aug
  2. The Beaches Market

    Friday 24 August 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. …

    24 Aug - 21 Dec
  3. Lifeline Northern Beaches Book Fair

    Friday 24 August 2018 to Sunday 26 August 2018 ,

    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 cat…

    24 Aug - 26 Aug