a weekend exploring palm beach, whale beach & avalon


This weekend, Joe and I went on another little adventure in an outer suburb of Sydney. We stayed in Avalon at this cute & modern Airbnb loft and spent most of our time exploring the beaches nearby -- Avalon Beach, Whale Beach and Palm Beach. These three beaches are what are considered the northern most of Sydney's famous Northern Beaches. Palm Beach was definitely my favorite of the three areas as there was tons of outdoorsy stuff to do, but all of them were absolutely gorgeous!

Scroll all the way to the bottom for my curated travel guide!

palm beach travel guide

barrenjoey lighthouse walk

northern beaches travel guide

palm beach surfing

avalon beach ocean pool

Getting there was really easy as we took the bus (and brought our surfboard on it haha!), which was a direct 1 hour ride from Manly to these northern beaches on the peninsula. It's a 45 minute drive, so we opted to save some $ to spend on a fancy dinner instead (more on that in a bit!), and take Sydney's public transport. The B Lines & 199 buses get you RIGHT to the area. We took them a lot between beaches as well as it's such a straight shot.

things to do in palm beach

best getaways from sydney

best restaurants palm beach