Sydney's northern beaches sit separately from the standard hustle and bustle of the central Sydney lifestyle. If you're looking for a different vibe and you've tried every restaurant, bar and lounge in the city, then visit some of the Northern beaches. Not only are these beaches pristine and beautiful on the right day but there's no better breakfast venues.
Whale Beach is located just north of Avalon Beach and just south of Palm Beach and is one of the more remote beaches on this stretch of coast. If you're an avid surfer, this also provides some of the best waves.
If you're looking for something more then perhaps Whale Beach Bed and Breakfast might be it. You can stay for the weekend from $280 and you have the ability to opt in or out of your continental breakfast.
If you're interested in the nightlife, there's also pubs in the area, such as the Newport Arms and Mona Vale Hotel. Either way it's a beautiful location and it's rare to be so close to the beach as it's usually reserved for the long-time locals.
As a beach, I would rate it above Manly and Bondi because they don't offer the same experience and if you want to get away from the crowds, these aren't the places you want to be. Palm Beach and Avalon Beach are also worth mentioning. They each have a small community based lifestyle and if you were to go out for coffee or a full breakfast, there are dozens of locations to indulge your appetite. The locals are nice, the food is nice, the beaches are nice and the weather is usually nice.
If you haven't visited this part of Sydney, I have to recommend it to you now.
'Passadena' at Church Point (Sydney's Northern Beaches) has reopened as a Restaurant and overnight accommodation available upstairs.
A return visit with our families is on the agenda to reminisce of our eldest son's wedding reception, held there in October 1999.