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Published September 10th 2012
Awesome Surf Beach
Bilgola Beach is located on Sydney's northern beaches in between Newport beach to the south and Avalon Beach to the north. It is approximately 45 minutes from Sydney CBD.

A great surf beach, the area is patrolled by lifeguards and for those who prefer to swim in still waters, you will find a rock pool at the southern end of the beach.

The beach is ideal for swimming and surfing, but not really for snorkelling. Ensure you swim between the flags as the southern end often experiences treacherous rips.

For breakfast, snacks, lunch or dinner, head over to Bumbalino's Kiosk which overlooks the beach and serves wraps, burgers, great coffee and cakes and during summer a selection of daily specials including pasta and seafood for dinner. It is open from 7am 7 days a week

Each Sunday, Bilgola Surf Life Saving club runs nippers for children 5 years and over, teaching them about surf awareness and safety. As they get older, they are able to participate in board paddling, surfing, swimming, sprinting, wading and fun activities and games.

For adults, the Surf Club runs a number of beach events including beach sprint, beach relay, beach flags and beach run.

As a licensed premises, the Bilgola Surf Club is available for hire for many types of functions including weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties, corporate events, training days and music events. Visit the club's website for more information and venue hire forms.

The beach has a metered car park or if you are travelling by public transport, there are a number of buses that go by, particularly L90, which stops on Barrentjoey Road, near the end of The Serpentine.

The beach has showers, toilets and water taps, but no shady areas, so bring beach umbrellas and tents to escape from hot summer sun.

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Why? Great family beach
When: All year round
Where: Allen Avenue, Bilgola Beach
Cost: Free
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