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Published March 19th 2013
It doesn’t really get much better than this
Edwards Beach is located in Balmoral near Mosman and is part of Sydney's Middle Harbour. Although it is generally not frequented by tourists, it is a very popular beach amongst the locals and gets very busy on the weekend.



The beach is separated from Balmoral Beach by Rocky Point, a charming little island connected to the shore by a stone bridge.
East-facing towards the Heads, the beach is usually calm and an ideal family spot, with a shark net pool at the southern end and a rock pool on the north side.





Balmoral and Edwards beaches are connected via The Esplanade, which runs off Military Road and a promenade fringed by beautiful Moreton Bay fig trees.



Ideal for swimming, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling, the area offers excellent amenities including showers, toilets, change rooms and bubblers.





Balmoral has a great variety of take away shops, cafes and restaurants, which is partly the reason for its popularity. What better way to spend a lazy lunch than with delicious food, good friends and overlooking the ocean. For families with young children, who won't sit still, why not grab some fish and chips and enjoy a picnic on one of the many grassy areas or near the playground, which is located further down south near Balmoral Beach.
If you enjoy beachside walks, you will love the views of Sydney Harbour, which stretch from Balmoral to Chowder Bay and Clifton Gardens.





For those wanting to take part in water adventures, head over to Balmoral Sailing Club on the southern end of Balmoral Beach. You can hire kayaks including fishing kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, catamarans, windsurfing boards and even BBQs.

If you are not confident in the water, the club offers dinghy sailing, windsurfing, paddle surfing and kayaking lessons. Find out more information at Balmoral Sailing Club website.

One of the most prominent buildings on the beachfront is The Bathers' Pavilion, a historic building which houses a kiosk, café, restaurant and a function centre. The café servers Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, while the restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and offers modern Australian cuisine and a great wine selection. Find out more at The Bathers' Pavilion website.



Whether you are after a relaxing morning with coffee and a newspaper or a family picnic, you can't go wrong with Edwards or Balmoral Beach. It is advisable you get there early, as parking can be difficult, particularly on the weekends or during school holidays.


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Why? Great family beach
When: All year round
Where: The Esplanade, Balmoral
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Did you actually visit the beach? - the shark net was removed 5 years ago!
by beeto (score: 0|4) 2682 days ago
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