About Palm Beach
Palm Beach is situated 35km north of the Sydney CBD and the Eastern Suburbs. The area offers a fabulous, casual lifestyle and has a wide variety of houses nestled amongst the tree-lined slopes that rise from both the ocean and the Pittwatert side of this Peninsula.
The 3km long stretch of sand extending northwards from Palm Beach's elite Cabbage Tree Club and rock pool at the exclusive southern end of Ocean Road up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, is a holiday playground. From anyone wanting a simple day out to enjoy a beautiful picnic spot, to the rich and famous seeking anonymity, Palm Beach caters for everyone.
Water sports dominate the area. Windsurfing, swimming and surfing are popular past times, and the boating enthusiast is well catered for with Pittwater being a yachtsman's paradise. In addition, both the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Newport, just minutes away, offer world-class boating and club facilities. Alternatively, the nine hole Palm Beach golf course has a spectacular setting and modern club house for those seeking a more terra-firma form of exercise.
The easiest public transport route from the City is via a frequent bus service from Wynyard taking one to one and a half hours. Buses travel north from the city to Neutral Bay, Manly, Warringah Mall and along Pittwater Road to Mona Vale, then on to Palm Beach. Alternatively, the ferry and jet cat service from Circular Quay in the heart of Sydney goes directly to Manly, from which a bus trip may be taken North along the Peninsula.
From Palm Beach, enjoy a short ferry ride to beautiful Coasters Retreat, Mackerel Beach, Patonga or Ettalong on the Central Coast. The Basin, in the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, is accessible only by ferry from Palm Beach wharf, and is a popular picnic and camping location for day trippers and holiday makers.
There are many fashionable cafes and retail outlets, with world-class restaurants Beach House, Jonah's and Barrenjoey House overlooking the sparkling waters of the ocean and Pittwater. Dine alfresco, or more formally within the luxuriously appointed dining rooms of these outstanding restaurants.
As the setting for the long-running Australian television series "Home and Away", Palm Beach has become even more famous and world-renowned, and is one of the most exclusive coastal villages in Australia.