Famous for its beach culture, Avalon Beach is a Sydney landmark and a great place to take surf, take a dip, or just enjoy the summer sun.

Getting To Avalon Beach

Where Is It?

Avalon Beach is located south of Whale Beach and north of Bilgola Beach. Follow Barrenjoey Road towards Palm Beach. After the road twists past Bilgola Beach turn right onto Avalon Parade.


The closest street address is Surfside Avenue, Avalon Beach, 2107


There is parking on Avalon Parade and on Barrenjoey Road, both pay and display areas. You can also try Central Road both of the beach where you can find free parking sometimes.


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Things To Do


The surf at Avalon can be rough. Swim between the flags to avoid the rips, or try in the ocean pool.

Avalon Beach Rock Pool

The rock pool is at the southern end of the beach and is probably the best place to swim as it’s mostly protected from heavy waves and has railed stairs for entry.


Avalon enjoys a should reputation as one of Sydney’s best surfing beaches. Both sides of the beach offer good opportunities, with Little Avalon to the south Avalon Beach is also famous for being the first place American surfers showed Australians Malibu riding in 1956.


The safer option is the south rocks. However there are good gutters on the northern headland, which is a popular fishing spot. Be careful as a few fishers have been swept of the rocks here.

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  • Food

    Avalon Surf Club has both a kiosk on the beach and a dining restaurant on the top floor of the club. Avalon On The Beach Website

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are rubbish bins near the surf club and at the entrance to the beach.

  • Toilets

    toilets at the surf club.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs are not allowed on the beach, but you can walk the dog on leash through Des Creagh Reserve behind the beach.


Whale Beach Panorama
Whale Beach | Northern Beaches

Nearby Whale Beach is a great spot for a picnic by the sea, with a playground, picnic facilities and ocean pool all right on the beach.

Palm Beach Sydney

Palm Beach | Northern Beaches

One of Sydney’s most popular beaches, Palm Beach stretches up to the Barrenjoey Headland and provides plenty of opportunities to swim, surf and relax.

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