Balmoral beach isn’t just a posh name, this is one of the most upmarket neighbourhoods on the northern side of Sydney Harbour. Beautiful homes nestle in the the leafy streets clinging to the hillside, overlooking any number of fancy yachts moored out in the bay. Located only 8km from sowntown Sydney most can only imagine what the real estate prices are like here.
Tucked in behind Middle Head this pair of long crescents of soft white sand are protected from any swells that manage to sneak between the harbour heads. Balmoral actually consists of two beaches, the main beach and Edwards Beaches which are sperated by the outcrop of Rocky Point.
Balmoral has been fairly exclusive for many years. Features such as the Promenade, Esplanade, Rotunda and the Bathers Pavilion date back to the 1920s and 1930s, yet still play a central role in Balmoral life. The listed Rotunda is often used as a venue for performances during the summer and the Promenade / Esplanade are still the centre of activity, offering a selection of upmarket cafes and top notch fish and chips.
Being fairly sheltered Balmoral is a popular with swimmers of all levels and also has a protected swimming area with shark nets. There is also a watersports centre on the western end of Balmoral Beach where you can hire anything from a sailboat to smaller craft such as kayaks, sailboards and stand-up paddleboards allowing you to explore the bay.
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Balmoral Beach Weather Info
Tue 28th27°C / 81°F
Wed 29th26°C / 79°F
Thu 30th26°C / 79°F
Fri 31st28°C / 82°F
Sat 01st29°C / 84°F
Sun 02nd35°C / 95°F
5 Day Balmoral Beach UV Index
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Balmoral Beach tide times & sea state
Tue 28/01 »
Surf report for Tue 28/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 7s 14mph 11:00 5ft 7s 10mph 17:00 5ft 7s 13mph Tide times High 12:20am (1.39m) Low 6:04am (0.36m) High 12:18pm (1.66m) Low 6:46pm (0.19m) Daylight First light 05:44 Sunrise 06:11 Sunset 20:03 Dark 20:30
Wed 29/01 »
Surf report for Wed 29/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 6ft 6s 22mph 11:00 5ft 6s 14mph 17:00 4ft 11s 14mph Tide times High 12:55am (1.41m) Low 6:44am (0.39m) High 12:55pm (1.58m) Low 7:19pm (0.24m) Daylight First light 05:45 Sunrise 06:12 Sunset 20:03 Dark 20:30
Thu 30/01 »
Surf report for Thu 30/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 3ft 15s 6mph 11:00 3ft 14s 7mph 17:00 3ft 14s 15mph Tide times High 1:33am (1.43m) Low 7:29am (0.43m) High 1:34pm (1.49m) Low 7:55pm (0.30m) Daylight First light 05:46 Sunrise 06:13 Sunset 20:02 Dark 20:29
Fri 31/01 »
Surf report for Fri 31/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 6s 21mph 11:00 5ft 6s 21mph 17:00 7ft 7s 27mph Tide times High 2:14am (1.45m) Low 8:18am (0.48m) High 2:17pm (1.40m) Low 8:33pm (0.36m) Daylight First light 05:47 Sunrise 06:14 Sunset 20:01 Dark 20:28
Sat 01/02 »
Surf report for Sat 01/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 7ft 8s 21mph 11:00 7ft 8s 19mph 17:00 7ft 8s 25mph Tide times High 2:59am (1.48m) Low 9:13am (0.51m) High 3:05pm (1.31m) Low 9:15pm (0.40m) Daylight First light 05:48 Sunrise 06:15 Sunset 20:00 Dark 20:28
Sun 02/02 »
Surf report for Sun 02/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 7ft 8s 18mph 11:00 6ft 8s 11mph 17:00 5ft 8s 18mph Tide times High 3:49am (1.50m) Low 10:13am (0.53m) High 3:59pm (1.23m) Low 10:01pm (0.44m) Daylight First light 05:49 Sunrise 06:16 Sunset 20:00 Dark 20:27