If you are not a big fan of huge waves and see yourself chilling in the water all day – Palm Beach is your go-to destination. It is a narrow peninsula, surrounded by clear waters on three sides: Pittwater to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east, and Broken Bay to the north at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River, which meanders inland to historic Windsor. Even though I am a big fan of all the beaches in Sydney, this one definitely gets my heart since one of the sides has still water and I like going there with my floating tube. However, you can still enjoy some huge waves at the Pacific Ocean side of the peninsula.
Getting to Palm Beach
The easiest way to go to Palm Beach is by bus from Wynyard station. The ride takes up to 90 minutes or more if there is traffic. You can get the L90 bus or my recommendation – the B-line and then change for 199 bus. The B-line is a double-decker bus that has limited stops and not only has a better view but also moves a lot faster. No matter which route you take, if you go there on a Sunday you will not pay more than A$2,60 for the whole day of transport.
Activities at Palm Beach
There are so many things you can do there – go early morning and enjoy a day, full of fun. There is even barbecue are at the beginning and a few cafeterias in the area. However, you can bring your own food and have a lovely picnic under the tree shadows.
You can swim in still water and do some snorkeling or if you have any floating beach toys, do not hesitate to bring them.
You can do a photo shoot – scenery is amazing and you can get some amazing shots.
Don’t miss the Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk – just at the end of the peninsula.
And if you are lucky like I was, you might get the chance to meet some local animals. 🙂