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Published December 28th 2014
Relaxing Spot With Stunning Views
Balmoral Park is located on Sydney's lower north shore and stretches along Balmoral Beach and Edwards Beach.
On the weekends and during holidays, it is a popular family spot as it has excellent facilities including cafes / restaurants as well as kiosks, change rooms and toilets and plenty of large fig trees which provide shade on hot summer days.
On the southern end of the reserve you will find an oval, skate park and a small playground suitable for younger children and all along the park is a promenade, which connects the two beaches together and children often ride their bikes and scooters there.
The large grassy areas, BBQs and tables / benches make this park ideal for picnics and family get togethers. The reserve has a relaxed feel and offers beautiful views of Middle Harbour and North Head.
Balmoral and Edwards Beaches, which are separated by a footbridge that leads to Rocky Point are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and water sports including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and also fishing.
For lunch, you are spoilt for choice regardless of whether you feel like having casual fish and chips from a take away shop or a relaxing lunch at one of the cafes. Some of the locals' favourite places include The Bathers' Pavilion, Balmoral Beach Club, The Boathouse, and La Repubblica.
The picturesque Balmoral Beach Rotunda, which is located on the northern end of the reserve is often used for weddings and special ceremonies.
Car parking can be tricky, especially on the weekends, so get there early to ensure you find a spot. If you are travelling by public transport buses 238, 245, 257 stop on The Esplanade and also Raglan Street.