Arrive by road from the Ku-ring-gai National Park, or putter in by boat, and choose a seat in the outdoor courtyard or on the wrap-around verandah. The latter is my preference. The higher vantage point gives an expansive view down the bay, overlooks moored and passing boats, and allows you to observe the comings and goings of visitors and shipwrights, while you admire the historical photographs on the wall.
A free mooring is available for short provisioning stops. As well as offering a delectable selection of meals, cakes & muffins, coffee and alcohol, the kiosk sells most of the basic necessities for those who may be restocking their boat.
You can take the ferry from Pam Beach too and make it a real all day outing. Ferry leaves PB at 11.00 drops you at the Cottage Point wharf at 12.15 it picks you up at 2.15 and you're back at Palmy by 3.30pm great day out.