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Sydney : Palm Beach
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Palm Beach [2] is the northernmost of Sydney's Northern Beaches and the most northerly suburb of the city's metropolitan area.

About Palm BeachEdit

Palm Beach is one of the largest of Sydney's beaches, being approximately 2-3 km long along the Pacific Ocean shore. The beachside suburb of Palm Beach backs on to Pittwater, a large southern inlet of Broken Bay, making the locality about as surrounded by water as is possible, without actually being an island. The peninsula is home to many of Sydney's wealthiest inhabitants, who appreciate the tranquil atmosphere and "convenient" isolation.

The popular Australian soap opera Home and Away (popular in Australia and the UK) is partially filmed at Palm Beach - fans of the show will easily recognise some of the local views.

Get inEdit

By carEdit

Palm Beach is a good 45 mins to 1 hour drive from central Sydney - longer if traffic is bad closer to town. Traffic can be bad on the journey in peak hour traffic closer to the city. Traffic can also be bad around Palm Beach, and parking can be very difficult during summer holidays.

By busEdit

The Sydney Buses route L90 to/from Sydney CBD takes about 2 hours in bad traffic 1.5 in normal traffic. You can also get the bus from Sydney/Manly.

By ferryEdit

There is a ferry service [3] between Palm Beach an Ettalong on the Central Coast, than runs every hour or two. Only useful for getting in if you are coming from the North.

By seaplaneEdit

Palm Beach Seaplanes or Sydney Harbour Seaplanes [4] travel between Rose Bay, Cottage Point and Mooney Mooney.



Beach activities, of course! The sand at Palm Beach is particularly clean and the ocean at Palm Beach is probably at its cleanest anywhere on the Sydney coastline. There is frequently a decent swell for surfers.

Walk up onto Barrenjoey Head and take a look at the lighthouse, an opportunity to gaze across Broken Bay to Brisbane Water, Lion Island and the Central Coast.





  • Mountains to the Sea - Water's Edge Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Sydney Australia, +61 414 692 152 (International), 0414 692 152 (within Australia (fax: +61 299 741 203), [1]. Mountains to the Sea - Water's Edge Palm Beach is a waterfront apartment with its own private beach and entertaining deck. Being only 50 minutes from the CBD, it's the perfect holiday getaway for Sydney siders or non-Sydney siders alike. Best rates on official website start at AU$190.  edit

Stay safeEdit

Surf lifeguards patrol Palm Beach daily 8am-5pm in October-April and daily 7:30am-6pm during school holidays.


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