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Whale Beach

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published February 16th 2015
Whale Beach is a 600 metre stretch of sand south of Palm Beach in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney. On the other side of it, past a long headland, is Avalon Beach.

A very steep rise can be found at the back of the beach, which helps obscure it from people driving past, but anyone who ventures down will find the beach has as much to offer as any of the others around here.

Whale Beach is particularly loved by surfers and the northern end is the place to go if you're looking for waves. Other beach-goers would be wise to take the red and yellow flags seriously (like always). Fortunately, Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Club patrols the beach from September to April each year.

A 25 metre rockpool on the rocky plateau at the southern end provides another place to swim, while other facilities down here include a picnic area, playground and toilet block with change-rooms and showers. A car park runs along the back of the beach, as does a long line of very impressive pine trees which provide lots of shade to visitors enjoying a relax on the sand.

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Where: The Strand, off Whale Beach Road, in the Northern Beaches
Cost: The beach is free but if you drive you'll have to pay for parking
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