As the jewel of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Palm Beach is a perfect destination for a relaxed 48-hour escape from the urban environment.
Located at the northern end of Pittwater, just an hour away from Sydney, this luxurious haven features soft, orange-burnt sand, calm blue waters and a laid-back lifestyle. However, only through the local perspective will you be able to discover Palm Beach’s true spirit, so here’s how you can explore Palm Beach like a local.
What to do
Have an aquatic adventure
After your vibrant exploration of Sydney, it’s time for discovering splendours of tropical Palm Beach, where many Sydney-siders spend their weekends relaxing in a luxurious yet laid-back setting. Surrounded by the ocean on one side and the calm waters of Pittwater on the other, this local hotspot offers more than a few opportunities for having an aquatic adventure. From swimming in the ocean pool and surfing at the northern section to diving, kayaking and sailing, any lover of water sports will be delighted.
Soak in the scenery
If you want to simply unwind and soak in the beauty of Palm Beach, you should go for the scenic Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk. You can admire the panorama of the Central Coast, Broken Bay and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Along your way, you’ll be able to discover native Australian flora and fauna, including spotted gum trees. Another great spot for relaxation and enjoying the view of Palm Beach is the Bible Garden, where you can spread a blanket in the shade of a tree in an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility.
Hit the golf course
Sheltered by the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach’ elegant golf course will enable you to test your skills in a breathtaking setting. The Palm Beach Golf Club is a champion level layout where many Sydney golf aficionados spend their time. So, if you think you have what it takes, stop by the club and have a swing.
Where to eat
Start your day at the Boathouse Palm Beach. If this is your first time in Australia, you’ll be delighted by the Aussies’ flavourful cuisine. And Palm Beach will enable you to discover Australian flavours in style. For a stunning dining experience with a spectacular view, you should stop by the Boathouse Palm Beach, where Sydney-siders retreat every weekend for a delicious breakfast at the waterfront deck. From veggie bowls and fruit boards to soft croissants and French toast, there’s no better way to start your day.
Enjoy the sunset at Jonah’s
As for lunch or dinner, you’ll have a true gastronomic experience at the Jonah’s restaurant. Featuring contemporary Australian cuisine with an Italian flair, the menu offers a range of culinary delights, mainly focused on seafood. There’s no better way to enjoy the sunset than over a delicious meal and a glass of Australia’s finest wine.
Where to stay
Your 48-hour escape to this tropical paradise is a perfect opportunity to pamper yourself and spend your days living in the lap of luxury. Featuring stunning beach villas, stylish houses and private cottages, there’s a range of glamorous Palm Beach accommodation options that you’ll never want to leave.
With enticing designs, all the modern comforts and breathtaking views, Contemporary Hotels is one of the top-notch choices in Palm Beach. The Pacific Road House, a luxurious mansion, is another popular option, charming its guests with its lovely terrace overlooking the ocean. Just imagine sitting on your private, waterfront deck with a refreshing drink in your hand and an awe-inspiring view of the endless blue horizon in front of you. Simply mesmerising!
After your relaxing 48-hour retreat to Palm Beach, you can head back to Sydney and continue your urban adventure. As you slowly descend towards the city, you’ll be presented with a mesmerising view of the city skyline, Sydney Harbour and thousands of twinkling lights.