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
Like us on Facebook for more international beach tips!
Editor's Top Picks Delivered Weekly
Keep Calm and Carry-On: Three Tools to Have to Make Carry-On Baggage EasierComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
I’m sitting in the gate, worried about my carry-on bag. It looks as though it will make the flight, but it is the lifting into the overhead bin that scares me. Getting my carry-on bag onto the plane is more like weight training each and every flight. Packing that carry-on is a test in just how many items will get left behind for space just won’t allow. If you want to avoid checked baggage fees and you want to have your bag right when you land, packing a carry-on bag is often your only option. However, traveling with a carry-on bag is a whole different story. The traveler must think about the weight of the bag, the weight of the bag’s contents and just how to make the most out of the little space that you have. In order to make traveling with carry-on baggage easier, you might want to seek out these three tools to help lighten the load of a carry-on bag....read more
Rules of the Resto: Tips on Dining in ParisComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Dining out at a nice restaurant in Paris is something everyone should experience. Even though most Parisian waiters a well acquainted with the dining habits of American tourists, it’s important to remain aware and respectful of French dining norms and etiquette. Here are some things to keep in mind:...read more
Three Freebies in HonoluluComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Located on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is often a launching point for exploring the island and the rest of the state. However, Honolulu shouldn’t just be a pass through city. The state capital is the only true city in Hawaii, with plenty to see, do and experience. And while those tropical drinks at your secluded hotel on Oahu will cost you along with that hotel room, Honolulu offers plenty of ways to save. Here are three freebies in Hawaii’s capital city that won’t cost you a penny but will leave you rich with an understanding for Honolulu....read more
Mozzarella and the City: Where to Get the Good Stuff in LondonComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
Mozzarella di Buffalo (buffalo milk mozzarella) has become something of a celebrated cheese in London lately with new mozzarella bars opening and fine dining establishments featuring it prominently on their menus. A good number of quality delis, pizzerias and restaurants around town now carry the proper white stuff. Here's a look at a few of the best....read more
Five Coffee Drinks From Around The WorldComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Let’s face it, travel can be tiring! If you’re in need of a morning eye-opener or a pick me up before embarking on more sightseeing adventures, try one of these five tasty caffeinated beverages from around the world....read more
Enter Promo at time of check out. Promo code provides $15 or the amount of the promo code, discount for stated routes against our service fees. Use of Promo code is in addition to any applicable instant savings offers. Actual amount of discount varies based on the service fees charged. Service fee discount will be up to the amount of the service fees charged less any applicable instant savings for that transaction or the value of the promo code, whichever is less. Promo code expires on date stated and can be withdrawn without notice.
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2013 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.