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Address: The Esplanade, Balmoral, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
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Sunny day in Sydney and the beach calls.

This is a lovely alternative to the big beaches in a very quiet area with lots of places to find just the right spot for your outing. Try the Bather Pavilion cafe which is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely alternative to the big beaches in a very quiet area with lots of places to find just the right spot for your outing. Try the Bather Pavilion cafe which is very handy to the beach

Thank LonaMA
Sydney, Australia
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3,635 reviews
1,256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,548 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A far more attractive beach than say Bondi or Manly - it is a safe family beach but it also feels isolated so it is almost a secret although it is easily accessible. Lots of nearby cafes and restaurants with plenty of choices for the budget although the local council parking fees stop me going as often as I would... More 

Thank RonWamberal
Southampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very long sandy beach with lots of shade and plenty of space for family picnics and games. Add to that an enormous netted swimming area next to The Boathouse, 2 good kiosks, a very good take-away in the shops halfway along the esplanade, paddle boarding and boat hire, a children's play park and 2 good restaurants and you have... More 

Thank smithfastjet
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice beach, that are less crowded than many of Sydneys other beaches, nice place to go for a little walk, swim or just relax. It have nice cafes close by.

Thank twister2000
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Balmoral precinct has been a favourite for many years , mainly due to the large number of top quality restaurants and cafes. But recently particularly during the day, really enjoyed the many walks and beach. Family friendly, safe harbour beach makes it absolutely perfect. Mosman oval is also great with its exercise circuit.

Thank Wayne N
Canberra, Australia
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116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a gorgeous, warm summer's day, this was a great place to be. While there were a lot of people, there seemed to be plenty of space for everyone, either in the shade on grass under the trees, on the sand or in the water. I couldn't comment on parking as I arrived and left via public transport. This would... More 

Thank MeredithAussie
Brisbane, Australia
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very busy beach, especially in the school holidays. There is a nice path around the beach if you want to stay out of the sand. Across a small footbridge there is a lookout point of sorts which provides some spectacular views and photo opportunities. Hold on to your hat too, it is very windy. There doesn’t appear... More 

Thank Harvey W
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love going to Balmoral. The beach is great for a swim or walk, and is very well maintained. Some great restaurants & cafes for lunch or dinner. Parking can be an issue and is metered, so be careful. A really nice part of Sydney and well worth a visit.

Thank samjmx
Perth, Australia
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1,385 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

$9 an hour parking is hard to take for the beach! And it was absolutely packed. Bit its a lovely stop. The protected harbour waters make it perfect for kids, there's a netted section too against sharks. The bay curves attractively, has a playground, an island with a bridge across for short strolls with good harbour and beach views and... More 

Thank Waddler
New Lambton
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348 reviews
154 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Probably going here on a lovely sunny New Years Day was not a good idea. Masses of people, many families enjoying this beautiful spot. A very multicultural crowd- languages from all over the world. Plenty of space for picnics, especially down the south end where we were. The negatives were the absolutely manic traffic clogging up the Esplanade and the... More 

Thank Gregory D

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