Palm Beach is one of our favourite places in Sydney. Palm Beach is a suburb in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney. It is located 41 kilometres north of the Sydney but it’s such a wonderful ride to get to. It’s the destination on our Beach Beauty Tour. https://www.trolltours.com.au/product/the-beach-beauty
Summer Bay (Home and Away)
Sometimes, Palm Beach is colloquially referred to as ‘Palmy’; and is used for exterior filming of the soap opera Home and Away, as the fictional town of Summer Bay. It is also the subject of the 2018 film ‘Palm Beach’. Despite the hefty property prices it remains a haven for a variety of artists
It is bounded by Broken Bay to the north, the Tasman Sea (within the South Pacific Ocean) to the east, Whale Beach, Avalon and Clareville to the south, and Pittwater to the west.
The Palm Beach photo above
This photo was taken from the headland at the northernmost point. It rises quite sharply from the beach to over 100 metres (330 ft) above sea level, and features an operational lighthouse. The narrow sandy isthmus or tombolo linking the south side of the headland to the rest of Palm Beach had extensive fencing and shrub planting undertaken during the 1980s to combat sand erosion.
Fishing is good at this time of the year. During winter, the Australian salmon run so bring your beach rod!
Specifications of Palm Beach
The 2.3-kilometre long east-facing beach curves in a gentle arc between the lighthouse and Barrenjoey Head. To the sandstone rocks of Little Head in the south, beach linking Barrenjoey to the mainland. North Palm Beach extends 1.4 kilometres south from Barrenjoey, with the northern 600 metres backed by a 200-metre wide densely vegetated foredune. The southern Palm Beach section includes the southern 600 metres (2,000 ft) of beach, which curves to the southeast in the southern Kiddies Corner. It receives increasing protection from Little Head with waves decreasing in height down the beach. Rips usually extend all the way to the head, though usually smaller in size, with a weak permanent rip against the southern rocks.
So as you can tell by this article, Palm Beach is one of our favourite places in Sydney! We can pick you up somewhere on the Northern Beaches and tour to and around here. Or, we can pick you up anywhere in Sydney or the surrounding areas, however, the ride may take longer than 3 hours. Contact us for a tour to Palm Beach – we know you’ll love it!