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Published March 19th 2013
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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.
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.