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Balmoral

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Address: The Esplanade, Balmoral, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
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$451.64*
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Sydney Harbour Progressive Long Lunch Cruise
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Sydney 6 Hour Private Tour

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One of the prettiest beaches in Sydney without the crowds.

Pristine beach with enough cafes and restaurants to keep it interesting. Weekends get crazy so get there early. Dog friendly walk along the esplanade.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pristine beach with enough cafes and restaurants to keep it interesting. Weekends get crazy so get there early. Dog friendly walk along the esplanade.

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Stratford Upon Avon
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Tuesday so it was a nice peaceful trip. Not too many people. Restaurants are good and nicely located. Would definitely go again on a quiet day as the weekend is extremely busy.

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best beach on the north shore. Nice and flat water. Gorgeous sand, not too packed. Great variety of restaurants/cafes for whatever your budget/vibe is. Friendly people. Dog friendly. Parking is a nightmare and can cost a fortune.

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Thank Jackielotz
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here for lunch at the Public Dining Room and didn't miss the opportunity to take a walk along the beach and drink in the wonderful views that this location provides

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Maidenhead, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favourite beaches Parking on the front or free spots just a bit further back. Great sand and lots of it. There are toilets, a selection of cafe and fish and chips. A small island that you walk to over some steps. It's and inland beach so no big waves coming in - just teeny ones so ideal... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love this beach! It has more of a small-town feel than what we'd experienced at Bondi, Manly, or Coogee. It was still a bit crowded, but there were plenty of areas to spread out in. The surf here is so calm, so it's perfect for a swim or for kids. We saw so many prams and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Lovely place to walk in the evening with plenty choices of restaurants, bars near by. It is also a nice place to enjoy the dusk at sunset. Good swimming facilities near by. Not too crowded.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Gorgeous spot to sit and unwind and watch the view and passing travellers on a weekend. Great spot for a picnic and for the kids to have a swim and run around.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

A dog friendly & beautiful location to visit. Perfect white sand & plenty of room to enjoy. Great Cafes

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Beautiful views, a lovely wide path for strollers, scooters etc and some lovely shallow parts of the water make this a favourite spot at the weekends for our family. There are also quite a few cafes with views right out to the water so you can enjoy brunch or just coffee before / after strolling along the promenade.

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Mosman
With a variety of outdoor attractions, the sophisticated harbor suburb of Mosman has something for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at Chowder Bay. History lovers enjoy exploring the fortifications at the end of Old Fort Road in Middle Head, which date back to the 1800s. Even the exhibitionist set can find entertainment in Mosman, with several nude beaches located in the area.
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