Balmoral

Balmoral: Address, Balmoral Reviews: 4.5/5

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Neighbourhood: Mosman
With a variety of outdoor attractions, the sophisticated harbour suburb of Mosman has something for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at Chowder Bay. History lovers enjoy exploring the fortifications at the end of Old Fort Road in Middle Head, which date back to the 1800s. Even the exhibitionist set can find entertainment in Mosman, with several nude beaches located in the area.
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kmccarthy2015
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Lovely beach with no big waves. Great for families.
Feb. 2021 • Couples
Nice beach with good cafes and walking. Easy to go snorkelling. Major problem is the crowds and hard to get parking.
Written 12 February 2021
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L337337
Sydney, Australia421 contributions
Stunning.....
Jul. 2019 • Friends
What an amazing little bay with a pristine beach. Breakfast here looking at the post sunrise bay, feels so peaceful.

It's vibrant with people out walking and a real social scene for people with dogs.

It really is a lovely place.
Written 29 January 2021
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Tom K K
3 contributions
Parking is too expensive.
Nov. 2020 • Family
Parking is so expensive. How can pensioners afford such a expensive parking.9 dollars and hour.Councel should put the parking fees down.
Councel earnes so much money.That they can't afford to put a bbq area .
Some areas smell of poo or something .
I think the councel should put some more toilets.
But please put the parking fees down.Its so expensive.
It is a lovely beach except for the parking fees.
Written 27 November 2020
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Kath C
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Fish & Chips on the Island
Oct. 2020
What a fantastic setting - had great F&Chips and the best view - how lucky we are to be able to do this for free, apart from the parking - next time I'm parking up the hill and catching bus down
Written 19 October 2020
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Sarah A
Sydney, Australia437 contributions
Beautiful beach
Sep. 2020 • Family
Beautiful beach, super busy but lovely to take children too. Beautiful walk up and down from Mosman as well.
Written 12 September 2020
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Cheryl M
Sydney, Australia171 contributions
Beautiful Harbour Views with Safe Swimming
Aug. 2020
This Sydney Harbourside beach is a real gem. Perfect for families with safe swimming, playground, grassy park areas and food options. Also great for walking and flat, well maintained footpaths and plenty of shade make it easily accessible for wheelchairs, walkers and those whose mobility may be not as good as it once was. Plenty of parking but that can be expensive if there for a few hours. Perfect picnic spot but don't eat right near the water's edge as the seagulls are feral and aggressive.
Written 29 August 2020
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CharlieW
27 contributions
My childhood
Aug. 2019
I lived in Sydney for 10 years and I spent most of my time at Balmoral after living there when I was 5 to 6and spending every weekend there Balmoral is truly magical with a great jetty for jumping and enclosed area to swim without having to fear the sharks trust me they are there! Balmoral is the best bay beach in Sydney.
Written 21 July 2020
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Jon G
3 contributions
Balmoral Beach
Mar. 2020 • Solo
In my opinion Balmoral is the best beach in Sydney - provided that you are not wishing to surf.
It offers the following:
Easy access via public transport either by way of frequent bus or ferry and bus.
Well tendered facilities - swept sand,protected child swimming area, garbage bins regularly emlptied,modern change rooms with showers and toilets.
There is a patrolled beach section,large grass/park area with shade trees.
Dining opportunitys are eclectic ,ranging from economical take away to high end.
Like all popular areas car parking near the beach is relatively expensive.
Enjoy.
Written 8 March 2020
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Michael T
Formby, UK1,085 contributions
A beach in 2 parts
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Balmoral consists of two sandy beaches separated by a rocky grass and tree covered promontory in the middle. The latter is a good place to chill out if you want a bit of shade and maximum exposure to any breeze that might be around. The beaches are quite fine sand and a gentle slope into the water. The whole bay is sheltered so not rough. There are some toilet facilities and shops just behind the beach. Would have scored a 5 but the recent stormy weather has clouded up the waterin all the Sydney harbour beaches.
Written 20 February 2020
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Nathalie F
The Netherlands199 contributions
Paradise down under
Nov. 2019
What an amazing place! You'd think you are in the Caribean! The sand so white, tropical water and some really nice restaurants at the beach. The best for families with and without kids. Loved it!
Written 13 February 2020
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