NORTHERN BEACHES TRAVEL GUIDE
AVALON, WHALE BEACH & PALM BEACH
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.
Cruisy, cute breaky and lunch options are a plenty.
Coffee amongst the pages. Sunday mornings are a highlight with live music to ease your way into the day.
The newest kid on the block in a quiet suburban strip. Doing fab things in bowls.
When Paris comes to you. Pain au Chocolat that will fill you with so much joy.
Four words. Smoked Chicken Salad Roll.
The Sneaky Grind
This is a local gem and combines two of the great loves – caffeine and a surf shop.
The healthy way to start your day.
The Hungry Ghost
Toasties and lattes.
A van serving coffee and the best Burritos, overlooking Avalon Beach. Be there for sunrise.
Careel Bay Marina
A darling little hidden gem at the marina. Coffee with the boats.
Graze N Cakes
The best banh mi on the beaches.
Rice paper rolls and bubble tea! Yipee!
A health conscious café tucked away in the backstreets of Clareville. Fri and Sat healthy Mexican is on the menu.
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…
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.
Divine on the outside, delectable on the inside.
The Boat House
You can’t really come to Palm Beach without a visit to The Boat House – it is classic Palmy.
Roll off beach and straight into the fanciest kiosk in town. Shucked coconut or oysters?
Long lunches are the vibe.
This is the gold list of dining options. Brush off the sand and freshen up because dinner is served.
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.
A bowl of guac and chips paired back with a cheeky margarita.
Come Friday and Sunday night, the Avalon Bowlo lights up.The live music plays loud and Alfonso rolls out his woodfire pizza oven. This is the epitome of the perfect night.
Fresh pasta to take away. No further comment.
Cheese soufflé and all your Frenchie faves.
Pink neon lights and Miami feels. Burger joint goals.
Pizza. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the lip smackin’ Nutella Pizza.
Straight from the ocean. Opt for fish tacos or a box of salty chips. HOTTEST TIP - buy the tuna dip in bulk.
Just beautiful. Romantic. Atmospheric.Delicious.
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.
Beach House Avalon
Step off the sand and you have arrived. Sundowner sessions and a Japanese-Hawaiian inspired menu.
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.
Proposals, anniversaries and special birthdays should all be spent right here.
Blink and you could be in Puglia. Roam tip – book before sunset as the surroundings are so special.
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.
Peggy Concept Store
Freckles For Kids
Marie Louise De Monterey
Palm Beach Home
The Boat House
Lots of fun and frolicking to do.
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.
All the major beaches have ocean pools. Personal fave is Avalon.
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.
Ouzo Cooking School
Get your Greek on and book in advance.
Belinda Black Catering
Have dinner delivered to your door.
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.
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
If you fancy a little leg stretch and need to satiate yourself consider stopping along the way.
A social space with packs of personality, a good option for lunch on the way in or out.
Quick bite to eat and a sneaky shop.
The slickest surf store in Sydney.
Queen Ester Falafel
Authentic as it gets. Israeli owned and made with love.
Le Petite Marche
Missing Paris? Stop here and stock up on every cheese, baguette and rose your little beating heart desires.
Another great pitstop for organic, nourishing food that will make your insides buzz.
The clean eats option.
Mrs Robertsons Lounge Bar
Cocktails, music and nibbles. Complete. @mrsrobertsonsloungebar
Homewares and fashion for the slow and curated lifestyle.
The cutest lil store with the bestest collection of jewels, fashion, trinkets and treasures. LOOOOVE.
Girlies this is going to be right up your alley.
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