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Address: Barrenjoey Road, Whale Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2107, Australia
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+61 2 9977 1088
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Beach located on Sydney's northern peninsula.

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Gourmet Lunch at Jonah's by Seaplane from Sydney

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Sea surf and warmth

Beautiful place to visit you need a car. I have visited this many times and if you try the restaurant above called Jonahs you will get and excellant ocean view from their gardens... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynn C
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit you need a car. I have visited this many times and if you try the restaurant above called Jonahs you will get and excellant ocean view from their gardens or restaurant.

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Thank Lynn C
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a little off the beaten track. About one kilometre from the main road so no bus tourists. You will however find this is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Thank DiH1938
Sydney
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

About an hour drive north of Sydney CBD between Palm Beach and Avalon Beach, its an off the main road beach with safe swimming area, good life-guard patrolling and the local Whale Beach surf club puts on a great reasonably priced BBQ lunch (spring, summer and autumn) on Sundays and hot Saturdays, drinks available, on the deck of the surf... More 

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Thank LeeBasi
Sydney
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198 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This is one of Sydney's most iconic beaches. It's great for a dip , ocean swim or a surf. It is a patrolled beach

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Thank Thommo178
Sydney, Australia
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Intended on visiting Palm Beach area one day but when we arrived we were deterred by the amount of people about. Decided to drive 10 minutes or so south, down the windy cliff face, to Whale Beach. Vey picturesque Beach with clean sand and water. Good rockpool at the beaches end, plenty of natural shading and picnic/laying down spaces for... More 

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Thank Craig M
Blue Mountains, Australia
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Reviewed December 2, 2016

I was driving past Whale Beach on other business when I decided to drop down to the beach and check the surf. It had been many years since I was last at Whale Beach, and as I drove past the well known Jonah's Restaurant, I was noticed how much more expensive the nearby houses looked than I remembered them. I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you are staying at Jonah's than a walk down to the beach is a must. The beach is a beautiful yellow colour with two heads on each side there is also a café on the beach.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Quiet and amazing even in Winter. Great views, plenty of exhilarating walks up and down the hills of the surrounding suburbs.

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Minneapolis
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Reviewed April 6, 2016

We visited Whale Beach for a several days to break up a 28 hour flight from Minnesota to Denpasar, Bali. I wish we had stayed longer! The Whale Beach area is a lovely little microcosm of Sydney. About an hour outside of downtown Sydney, it was easy to reach, and once we arrived, found that everything you could possibly want... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Nice beach, lovely safe rock pool and good amenities and parking, plenty of shade on the grass area.

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