Beaches are a great place to spend some time relaxing, either in the water or on the sand. Picnics, family outings, fun for the kids and loads more activities can happen on beaches. Palm, Whale and Bilgola beaches are all very popular and are close to each other at the end of the peninsula.
If you’re a fan of TV’s Home and Away, then Palm Beach is definitely the ideal choice for you. The show is filmed in the fictitious “Summer Bay” which is actually Palm Beach and the surrounding areas. You can go on a bus tour of the places where the show is filmed. There’s an 85% chance you’ll even be able to see outdoor scenes being filmed on the day, depending on where you go.
Morning tea and BBQ lunch and complimentary wine or beer is also included. The bus seats 12 people in comfort and the tour guide will be able to show you some of the actual places where the show is filmed including Alf’s bait shop, the Summer Bay Surf Life Saving Club and the original site where the diner was before it “burnt down.”
Many of the Palm Beach residents are millionaires so you’ll see some palatial mansions while visiting Palm Beach. There’s a lot to do in the area. You can check out the lighthouse, hire a boat or go on a kayak tour. If you’re adventurous, why not go scuba diving with one of the expert instructors?
Grab a meal at ‘Boathouse,’ a recently opened venue if you want some delicious food while you watch the seaplanes come in and go out. That may help you decide if you want to go up in one as they offer different flights.
Palm Beach has quite a few restaurants that cater for differing tastes. Some of the most popular ones include: Ancora Café, La Palma and Beach Road Restaurant. The best cafes include: Pronto’s Creative Foods, Palm Beach Art Café and Carmel’s By The Sea.
Bilgola Beach is one of Sydney’s most attractive beaches with its crystal clear water. It’s surrounded by rain forest and bush land and is a great place to spend some time, swimming, lazing around on the beach or watching the kids play in the sand. There’s an ocean rock pool at the beach’s southern end that’s great for swimming in.
Bilgola Beach also offers fishing and surfing or you can go for a bush walk up to the Bilgola Plateau to check out the panoramic coastal views. There are three golf courses in the local area to choose from. Bilgola Beach is only a small part of the Northern Beaches area and people often dine or visit the other beaches as well as Bilgola Beach.
Whale Beach is next to Palm Beach and the beach itself is the main attraction with its surfing and swimming as well as space for the kids to play in the sand. Jonah’s or Barrenjoey House provide plenty of delicious food and there are also a few fish and chip shops close to the beach. The Northern beaches are a great place to visit and you’ll find activities to suit the whole family.