At the northern most point of Sydney lies Palm Beach. Famous for Home and Away, rich celebrity homes and wedding destinations, us mere mortals can enjoy a leisurely drive up the Northern Beaches peninsula and a wander around the beach, bay and headland.
We often go for a drive up to Palm beach and simply walk along the beach, walk around the rocks and the ocean pool and if we’re feeling adventurous, climb up North Head to visit Barrenjoey lighthouse and lookout.
Last time we found a delightful little path that links the beach and a road further back that meanders through some rainforest reserve. A great local find which didn’t look like much from the road.
I remember on my last day of high school, half of the cohort of students caught buses to Palm Beach (a good hour journey) to have BBQs, drinks and sleepovers on the beach in sleeping bags (not sure who decided this was a great idea since it was September and it rained! ) A fun carefree night nonetheless.
And recently Palm Beach was the scene of a very romantic wedding proposal, at night under a supermoon – of course I said yes!
Getting There: Allow about 90 minutes from the Sydney CBD
Look Out for: Ocean Pool, Lighthouse headland walk, Large rocks by the beach, Summer Bay scenery
Eat At: The Boathouse, Dunes Restaurant