The Beach Guide

Balmoral Beach

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.

Nearest city

Mosman

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Balmoral Beach Weather Info

Tue 28th
Partly cloudy 27°C / 81°F
Wed 29th
Fair 26°C / 79°F
Thu 30th
Clear sky 26°C / 79°F
Fri 31st
Clear sky 28°C / 82°F
Sat 01st
Clear sky 29°C / 84°F
Sun 02nd
Clear sky 35°C / 95°F

5 Day Balmoral Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

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 light05:44
    Sunrise06:11
    Sunset20:03
    Dark20:30
  • 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 light05:45
    Sunrise06:12
    Sunset20:03
    Dark20:30
  • 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 light05:46
    Sunrise06:13
    Sunset20:02
    Dark20:29
  • 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 light05:47
    Sunrise06:14
    Sunset20:01
    Dark20:28
  • 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 light05:48
    Sunrise06:15
    Sunset20:00
    Dark20:28
  • 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 light05:49
    Sunrise06:16
    Sunset20:00
    Dark20:27

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