Palm Beach, Sydney's northern-most stretch of sand, is a 50 minute drive from the centre of Sydney. Dramatic Barrenjoey Head is at the northern end of the beach. An easy 2.3 kilometre walk takes you to historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse and keepers' cottages at the top of Barrenjoey. You'll enjoy spectacular views over Broken Bay, Pittwater and Pacific Ocean.
The southern end of the beach is more protected and good for swimming; a 35 metre ocean pool is an idyllic spot for lap swimming and for kids to paddle in. Other activities include fishing, golf, sailing or diving. Take the ferry from Palm Beach to pretty Ettalong or The Basin in Ku-ring- ai National Park.