The summer months in Australia can leave you lying on some crowded city beaches and going arm in arm to all the hottest bars, restaurants and attractions with dozens of other foreigners. When the tourist season arrives, in Sydney especially, it is a great idea to escape the hustle and bustle of its iconic areas and venture north, to the Northern Beaches.
Not only is the Northern Beaches area of Sydney less crowded, but it is also a spectacularly beautiful region. Some of the hot-spots in the north are Manly, Dee Why, Mona Vale, Avalon and Palm Beach.
Let's learn a little more about each of these potential beach destinations:
As mentioned in my last post, Manly can be reached from downtown Sydney by a 30 minute ferry ride. This beach town has a great feel, and its numerous activities from beach-lounging to path walking will keep you busy for the entire day, weekend, or more! Be sure to visit the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, or hit up a surf school if that's more your style.
Dee Why makes for a pleasant beach town to hang out in when the sunny summer weather that Australia is known for makes an appearance. The waters near the Dee Why beach are great for swimming and surfing, and the The Strand Strip is lined with restaurants, cafes and even free Wi-Fi. You don't see that last one too often in Australia!
The main draw to Mona Vale would be its beaches. Perfect for swimming or surfing, this comfortable beach even offers a playground and barbecue facilities, although the latter is pretty much a given at most Australian beaches. Another perk for visiting Mona Vale is the Mona Vale Golf Course located nearby.
If you happen to be searching for koalas in the wild, Avalon is said to have a few hanging out in the trees. Besides these creatures, the town is a beach town in every sense, providing beach lovers with the ability to swim, surf or fish. A shaded park with barbecues adds to the draw and helps to create a proper day out at the beach.
The drive itself to Palm Beach is enjoyable with winding roads, a bit of jungle overgrowth, and clear water views at every corner. Besides being a beautiful beach town, and one with plenty of residential units for those that can afford it, Palm Beach is best known as the filming location for a popular Aussie series, Home and Away.
Photo: Brooke Schoenman
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