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Avalon Beach

Sydney, Australia
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Avalon Beach, Sydney NSW

Description

Avalon Beach is a stunningly beautiful beach with a nice-shaped headland on its northern end and a popular ocean swimming pool on its southern end. Because it is situated across Barrenjoey Rd from Avalon Parade shops, there are usually plenty of people strolling along the beach or enjoying the views from the benches. Healthy Norfolk pines line the beach where the amber sand begins. Little rock pools on the southern end are a wonderland for kids, with all kinds of creatures living in shells stuck to the rocks. There is a small playground on the grass by the beach. You can walk on the cliff above the beach on the southern end and watch the surfers while long Pampas grasses sway in the sea breeze beside you. This is a particularly good surfing beach, which makes Avalon Beach Hostel a good choice for surfers too.
If you're hungry, cross Barrenjoey Rd to Avalon Parade and enjoy something yummy at La Banette Patisserie! Or you can't go wrong with a gelato from Chill Bar.
Often a strong wind picks up at the beach in the afternoon on all the Northern beaches. If that happens, go to the Pittwater side of the peninsula, to Clareville, and you will find a sheltered place for your kids to play.

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Sea oats on the headland.
Sea oats on the headland.
Playground by the beach.
Playground by the beach.
Monkey tail tree and headland!
Monkey tail tree and headland!
Bench with an impressive view.
Bench with an impressive view.
Early morning swim in the ocean swimming pool.
Early morning swim in the ocean swimming pool.
Mommy and daughter exploring the beach.
Mommy and daughter exploring the beach.
Look at this perfect sand!
Look at this perfect sand!
Yikes! A blue bottle on the shore.
Yikes! A blue bottle on the shore.
Clear water, and ocean crashing over swimming pool.
Clear water, and ocean crashing over swimming pool.
A fun place for kids to explore amongst the rocks.
A fun place for kids to explore amongst the rocks.
Tide pools and crashing waves.
Tide pools and crashing waves.
Look at this nice, nice water to play in!! This is joy.
Look at this nice, nice water to play in!! This is joy.
Swimmers store their clothes on rock ledges by the cave.
Swimmers store their clothes on rock ledges by the cave.
Salt-water kiddie pool and lap pool.
Salt-water kiddie pool and lap pool.
Aaaah...doesn't that make you want to dive in for a cold, morning swim!
Aaaah...doesn't that make you want to dive in for a cold, morning swim!
Beauty.
Beauty.
The path back to the parking lot. How pretty is this?!
The path back to the parking lot. How pretty is this?!
Wildflowers by the beach.
Wildflowers by the beach.
Sitting amongst perfection.
Sitting amongst perfection.
   

Directions

Avalon Beach is on the ocean side of the Barrenjoey peninsula, south of Whale Beach and north of Bilgola Beach. From Barrenjoey Rd, turn into the parking lot for the beach, across the street and a little to the north of Avalon Parade.
Avalon Beach Hostel, 59 Avalon Parade, call 9918 9709.

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Last Updated Thu, 01 Jun 2017 23:30:56 GMT