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Whale Beach

Address: Barrenjoey Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2107, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)2 9977 1088
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Ranked #59 of 239 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Neighborhoods, Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Beach located on Sydney's northern peninsula.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Beach located on Sydney's northern peninsula.
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This beach is really quaint. I love that the trees provide a bit of shade! The sand is not super soft as at some other of the northern beaches, and there is not a lot of parking.

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

A bit of a drive, but well worth it. Less crowds than the `eastern beaches. So lush with plam trees and aqua water

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Whale does not have the bus terminating here so often gets by passed which is great as less crowds. Good cafe- Whaleys- nearby and easy-car-access to Avalon Village for all your needs.beach pool at south end. can get rippy so swim between the flags!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Having spent many dollars on a Whale watching cruise, I had the fortune to have just as spectacular a show standing on this beach having just bought a A$3 parking ticket!! Yes, the Whales on their migration south in October time do pass that close to the shore line.

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This little beach is one of the many gems in the Northern Beach location. There are huge pines that dot the beach which allow you to sit on the sand with shade provided. Great place for the family, visitors from out of town any time of year.

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Sydney, Australia
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182 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This was my all-time favorite surfing beach, located way up the northern part of the Barrenjoey Peninsula, but accessible by public bus. The beach itself is quite small by Sydney standards, but I've had the best surfing experiences of my life there, and I've surfed at some of the top beaches in the Hawaiian islands.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I love this place. Relaxing. Nice drive there and the beach is really nice and some great rocks/caves to walk along

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Another great Sydney beach without the crowds of the bigger beaches. The drive to the beach takes you through some of the great northern beaches suburbs and there are many scenic areas and places for photographs along the way

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Sydney, Australia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Whale beach is one of the prettiest of the Northern beaches. A smaller, beach, less popular than Palm and Avalon etc. Its tucked away at the base of a steep residential suburb, fairly protected and quiet. Have lunch at Jonah's first, or go a bit more casual and have a snack or a coffee att he beach kiosk. A hidden... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Getting here on a public bus ins't easy, by car is worth the effort. One of Sydney's many fabulous beaches, favoured by locals and those wanting a more private and quiet beach experience than Avalon or Palm Beach on either side.

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