NORTHERN BEACHES TRAVEL GUIDE

AVALON, WHALE BEACH & PALM BEACH

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INTRO

Some know it as Summer Bay and others refer to it simply as the Northern Beaches. As you twist and turn through the bends, there is no going back. Leave the city behind and immerse yourself in the ultimate coastal lifestyle.

It’s the type of place that you will fantasize about moving to, or one day the location of your dream holiday home.

The Northern Beaches is a touch of old school beach town sprinkled with upper class glam. The perfect duo for a holiday destination.

Safe travels

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EAT

DAY

Cruisy, cute breaky and lunch options are a plenty.

AVALON

La Banette
When Paris comes to you. Pain au Chocolat that will fill you with so much joy.
@labanette_

The Sneaky Grind
This is a local gem and combines two of the great loves – caffeine and a surf shop.
@thesneakygrind

Hungry Ghost
Pull up a crate in this alleyway café that celebrates toasties and lattes.
@_hungry_ghost

Avalon Organics
The healthy way to start your day.
@avalonsorganics

Classic Coffee
A kombi van serving coffee and bites overlooking Avalon Beach. Be there for sunrise.
@classiccoffee

Graze N Cakes
The best banh mi on the beaches.
@grazencakes

Koto
Bowls bowls bowls
@kotoavalon

Girdlers
A health conscious café tucked away in the backstreets of Clareville.
@girdlers_cafe

Beach House Avalon
The kiosk is serving an all day menu with options for the lil’nippers. From 10am the bubbles and beer are flowing…
@beachhouseavalon

WHALE BEACH

Whale Beach Deli
Super cute café as you make your way down to Whale Beach. The latte art is totally in theme with their signature anchor.
@theboathousegroup_

PALM BEACH

Coast
Divine on the outside, delectable on the inside.
@coastpalmbeach

The Boat House
You can’t really come to Palm Beach without a visit to The Boat House – it is classic Palmy.
@theboathousegroup_

Dunes Kiosk
Roll off beach and straight into the fanciest kiosk in town. Shucked coconut or oysters? @dunespalmbeach

Barrenjoey House
Long lunches are the vibe.
@barrenjoeyhousepalmbeach

EAT

NIGHT

This is the gold list of dining options. Brush off the sand and freshen up because dinner is served.

AVALON

Ouzo
When Effie is in the kitchen and Jim is serving you a Mythos, you know the food is going to be authentic. This is THE BEST GREEK EVERRRRRR.
@ouzogreekrestaurant

Bookocino
Book shops should always turn into bars. Visit on a Friday night for live Jazz and vino.
@bookocino

Alma
A bowl of guac and chips paired back with a cheeky margarita.
@alma_avalon

Spaghetti 75

Pasta. No further comment. @spaghetti75avalon

Alfonosos
Come Friday night, the car park is cleared, the live music plays loud and Alfonso rolls out his woodfire pizza oven. This is the epitome of the perfect night.
@alfonsoscafe

Bistro Boulevard
Cheese soufflé and all your Frenchie faves.
@bistroboulevard2107

Pizzico
Nonna is in the kitchen and she is cooking straight from the heart.
@pizzicoitaliano

Sunset Diner
Pink neon lights and Miami feels. Burger joint goals.
@sunsetdinerofficial

Cranzgots
Satisfy your sweet tooth with the lip smackin’ Nutella Pizza.
@cranzgots

Oceana Traders
Straight from the ocean and may we recommend the fish tacos or a box of salty chips. @oceana_traders

Clareville Kiosk
Just beautiful. Romantic. Atmospheric.Delicious.
@clareville_kiosk

Solace
Cocktails and share plates.
@solace.avalon

Bar Elvina
Salty coastal vibes at this cute wine bar that is a welcome addition to the area. Grab the guys and gals for some pre-dinner drinkies.
@barelvina

Beach House Avalon
Step off the sand and you have arrived. Sundowner sessions and a Japanese-Hawaiian inspired menu.
@beachhouseavalon

Trust Tree Beer
Avalon is proud to have it’s very own micro-brewery. On Fridays 4pm-9pm it’s beer and tacos all round.
@trusttreetbeer

WHALE BEACH

Jonahs
Proposals, anniversaries and special birthdays should all be spent right here.
@jonahswhalebeach

PALM BEACH

Dunes
Blink and you could be in Puglia. Roam tip – book before sunset as the surroundings are so special.
@dunespalmbeach

SHOP

SHOP

The Northern Beaches is the birth place of the legendary Bassike brand and also home to some of the best stores in NSW. Big call, but true.

AVALON

FASHION

Mama Papa
@virginemamapapa

Natalie Marie
@nataliemariejewellery

Bassike
@bassike

Freckles For Kids
@freckles_for_kids

One Teaspoon
@oneteaspoon_avalon

Deesse
@deesse_boutique

LIFESTYLE

Cabana
@cabanaavalon

Bookocino
@bookocino

Wonderley
@wonderlyflowers

PALM BEACH

FASHION

Essie
@essie.palmbeach

LIFESTYLE

Palm Beach Home
@palmbeachhome

The Boat House
@theboathousehome

 

PLAY

PLAY

Lots of fun and frolicking to do.

Beaches
Spoilt for choice. You can hit the majors – Avalon, Palmy, Whale and Bilgola or explore the hidden spots. Paradise Beach is best at high tide and Clareville is exceptional at sunset.

Ocean Pools
All the major beaches have ocean pools. Our personal fave is Avalon.

Walks
For 360 degree views you can’t go past Barrenjoey Lighthouse or Bangalley Head Walk. West Head is also a beautiful track.

Palm Beach Market
Local and seasonal - 4th Sunday of the month 9-3pm.
@palmbeachmarketau

Ouzo Cooking School
Get your Greek on and book in advance.
@ouzogreekrestaurant

Palmy Platters
Think sunset at Clareville, a chilled French rose from @lepontclareville and a grazing platter. @palmyplatters

Belinda Black Catering
Have dinner delivered to your door.
@belindablackcatering

Jenny’s Painted Pots
Drop of off the kids and let them paint up a storm while you bolt to the beach for some downtime.
@jennyspaintedpots

Barrenjoey Boat Hire
Spend a day on the Pittwater cruising, stop at a fishing spot, or take a picnic lunch over to The Basin.

 

ON THE WAY

SHOP

If you fancy a little leg stretch and need to satiate yourself consider stopping along the way.

MONA VALE

Park House
A social space with packs of personality, a good option for lunch on the way in or out.
@parkhouse.mv

Armchair Collective
Quick bite to eat and a sneaky shop.
@armchaircollective

Hayden Shapes
The slickest surf store in Sydney.
@haydenshapes

NEWPORT

The Newport
Options! A great Sunday spot for the family with kids activities taken care of OR…ditch the kids and live it up at @bertsnewport @thenewportsyd

Le Petite Marche
Missing Paris? Stop here and stock up on every cheese, baguette and rose your little beating heart desires.
@lepetitmarche_australia

Rukus Cafe
Another great pitstop for organic, nourishing food that will make your insides buzz.
@rukuscafe

Highbration
The clean eats option.
@highbrationnewport

Mrs Robertsons Lounge Bar
Cocktails, music and nibbles. Complete. @mrsrobertsonsloungebar

Pony Rider
Homewares and fashion for the slow and curated lifestyle.
@pony_rider

Knap Store
The cutest lil store with the bestest collection of jewels, fashion, trinkets and treasures. LOOOOVE.
@knapstore

Splice Boutique
Girlies this is going to be right up your alley.
@spliceboutique

Curate
Gawwwwwjus homeware and lifestyle store.
@curatestoreau

 

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