Whale Beach
Whale Beach
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Whale Beach is a gorgeous spot, a relatively small beach of clean sand and sparkling water, defined by massive headlands at either end. The beach is patrolled and so swimming is quite safe - and there is lovely pool carved into the rock platform at the beach's southern end. It has long been one of my favourites in the Sydney area. The only negative is access: the beach is tricky to reach by public transport so basically you need a car to come here, and then parking is extremely expensive if you aren't a local resident. Unfortunately, free street parking is very hard to come by, too.
Written July 12, 2020
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lindadownunder
Perth, Australia2,882 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Whale Beach is well worth a visit when touring the northern beaches of Sydney.
Either relax on the beach, visit a café or relax in the ocean or on the beautiful sandy beach.
Written June 11, 2015
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Bruce P
Blue Mountains, Australia410 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
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 suppose the extensions and upgrades reflect the popularity of this area of Sydney.

The road wound its way down to the beach, and when I arrived my car was one of only four in the parking strip.

It was 5pm on a brilliantly sunny day, and there was a good surf running. A few kids were surfing after school, and a couple were walking the length of the beach for exercise.

I have to point out that this was a Tuesday. Nevertheless, I expect that this beach would be quiet on most weekdays during the school term. Maybe not so on the weekends...and there is limited parking at the beach front.

At beach level there is little or no evidence of commercial activity, which is amazing as Whale Beach is surrounded by a built up area. So if you visit the beach it has to be for the surfing, walking, enjoyment of nature, or photography.

I would like travellers to enjoy this beautiful, unspoiled beach and to be like me and leave a small footprint.

Actually, I left a size 10, but I expect it has been washed away by now.
Written December 3, 2016
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BabyH73
Sydney, Australia88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Whale beach is divine. Gorgeous, clean beach and always quiet. Plenty of shade provided by the palm trees. The only thing that spoils it is the $10ph parking rates. Otherwise you can park in a local street except its only 1P most roads.
Written January 7, 2019
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Whale Beach is located on the Northern Beaches nestled between Avalon Beach and 3km south of Palm Beach. Its a very pretty beach with excellent facilities. There is a fabulous surf club with toilets, showers, 25m Ocean Swimming Pool , playground, picnic area, Patrolled beach & plenty of parking.

Access to Whale Beach is via Whale Beach Road which passes through some lovely views of the coast & is down a steep decent to the beach front reserve. Whale Beach is very popular with families looking for a shaded picnic spot.

Whale Beach houses some of Sydney's most expensive real estate. The surf club was a popular club in the 50’s for families and today Whale Beach remains very popular amongst Sydneysiders. Whale Beach also houses one of Sydney ’s finest restaurants and B&Bs called Jonah’s, situated on the cliff overlooking the ocean.

Catch the L88, L90 bus or the 191 from Newport Beach .
Written September 20, 2015
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dan1255
Sydney, Australia235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
A lovely place to get away from Sydney for a day trip. A great surf club and café are there for a coffee, or some lunch.
Written September 16, 2015
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Tanya W
Newport, Australia138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
What more can I say another beautiful peninsula beach. The ocean rock pool is a wonderful example of the many rock pools to be found on Sydney beaches.Again a little hard to find but a beautiful drive.
Written September 1, 2015
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Sportshortt
Weybridge, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a beautiful beach with lovely tree shade all day. The tidal pool is great for the kids and the local kiosk makes great coffees. Definitely worth a visit when in Sydney.
Written December 28, 2014
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AustTrail
Sydney533 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
It is truly beach season in Sydney during the first week of the new year. We initially wanted to drive up to Palm Beach but due to the large crowd and no parking to be found, we turned south to beautiful Whale Beach.
Although still more crowded than usual we still managed to find a parking spot after a short wait. Parking is $3 per hour.
Whale beach is known to be one of the more isolated of the northern beaches which explains the smaller crowd but we believe that this beach is one of the most beautiful on the peninsula.
It also has good facilities and shade and perfect for kids to explore the rock pool and swim in the pool.
As mentioned by others, the currents on this beach probably makes it less safe for weaker swimmers but for that lovely afternoon on the beach, it is a perfect stress reliever.
A kiosk and restaurant serves lunch and dinner but we did not try it.
A wonderful beach that I hope to visit again on a less crowded weekday.
Written January 4, 2014
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Mervyn D
Milton Keynes, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
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.
Written November 15, 2012
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