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Ocean Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

When people are mentioning the "Home and away," it doesn't mean anything to me, since I am not a TV person. Yes, I heard the title, but never watched it. This beautiful quiet beach can speak up for itself. To go to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 1 week ago

made famous by Home and Away personally, I think its a bit overrated. At the end of the day, its really just a beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruno F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a hidden gem Palm Beach turned out to be....so beautiful with its crystal clear waters and quaint village feel. Really enjoyed the round trip ferry ride to Ettalong as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mickrachel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Christmas holiday BBQ with friends. We decided to stay put at the Governor Philip Park for the day. The place was overcrowded, and we struggled to get parking. The cost was exorbitant- $10/hour or $40/day. There were only 2 toilets for females...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AussieRND
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove up the northern beaches and stopped off in Palm beach, parked up inlet facing side and walked along Snapperman beach reserve and up to a vantage point. Really nice side and some great looking cafe/restaurant. The Barrenjoey house looked lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Martyjojo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two sides of the beach, one area have tides and waves you can surf on while the other side is calm and you can swim and snorkel. Lovely beach as well as you can also visit Barrenjoey Lighthouse although you would have to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Farrukh Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this is technically Sydney, you might as well be miles away. This is a lovely, quiet beach-side town. Plenty of parking available (but $10 per hour !!!) and also serviced by public transport. There are two beaches: Palm Beach and Palm Beach North, both...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MeredithAussie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palm Beach area is full of very nice homes, likely 2nd homes of successful Sydney folks. It's also a quiet and serene beach that would be easy to fall in love with. I think all the Northern Beaches are worth visiting but Palm Beach...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You make the journey to experience places like this. It’s as the picture postcards suggest ... idyllic. There are some downsides it’s understandably very popular so it gets really busy. Getting parked is only one problem the other is that it’s $10 an hour! But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greatblackhawk
Reviewed 15 December 2018

This is a beautiful beach at the very northmost point of the Northern Beaches. There are regular buses that drop you off right near the beach and there is also plenty of car parking nearby. This beach has shimmering blue water which is very refreshing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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15 February 2017|
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Response from SOLBUDAK | Reviewed this property |
Hi jelly beans pool not for wheel chair ,other area fine thanks.
24 August 2016|
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Response from MWandAW | Reviewed this property |
1) No 2) According to information Flamin' Galah Sydney Tours website, the Official Home and Away Tour to Summer Bay currently runs every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The pick-up point is at 1.15pm outside the... More
Eric T
19 August 2016|
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Response from Robyn-and-Rob | Reviewed this property |
There would be a long hike up to the lighthouse which would be a few klms. The houses are set on the side of hills and once again it would be a long climb.