Best Beaches In & Around Ettalong Beach

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Map featuring Ettalong Beach beaches. Click on pins to view beach details
  • 1. Hungry Beach

    Hungry Beach

    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

    Hungry Beach gets its memorable name from a fisherman who took shelter in the cove for three days while waiting for a large shark to leave the area. I guess his overwhelming thought was hunger, hence the name. The area was historically known as a prolific fishing area for shark, turtle and mulloway.

    Hungry Beach is on the north side of Sydney in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The densely vegetated… read more »

  • 2. Palm Beach

    Palm Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

    Palm beach sits on a narrow spit of land at the far end of Sydney's North Shore, roughly 40km from the city centre. The beach is overlooked by the imposing bulk of Barrenjoey Head to the north. It's well worth a climb to check out the lighthouse and take in the fantasic views back over the sands and beyond.

    "Palmy", as the beach is known locally, is really two beaches in one.… read more »

  • 3. Currawong Beach

    Currawong Beach

    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

    Ideal for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing, Currawong Beach is a sweeping bay with calm sheltered water. This is thanks to its sheltered position, facing southeast into Pittwater. This pretty beach hideaway is located just south of Mackerel Beach and separated from it by Sinclair Point.

    This area of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is popular for hiking and bushwalking and has some significant aboriginal rock art to look out for.

    The… read more »

  • 4. Ettalong Beach

    Ettalong Beach

    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 5. Umina Beach

    Umina Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 6. Avalon Beach

    Avalon Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

    Away from the more popular surfing meccas in Sydney, Avalon Beach is a secluded surfer surburb just north of Newport Beach on the Northern Beaches peninsula. Once inhabited by native Garigal people, and more recently a hippy haven, Avalon Beach has gone full circle. It now attracts celebrities and stars including Nicole Kidman, Elle Macpherson and 11 times ex-world surf champ, Kelly Slater.

    The beach is a swathe of golden sand… read more »

  • 7. Lobster Beach

    Lobster Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 8. Bilgola Beach

    Bilgola Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

    Sandwiched between imposing Bilgola Head and Newport Head, Bilgola Beach is a 500-metre surfing beach in Sydney's Northern Beaches area. The soft sands here have a distinct reddish colour which contrasts the verdant cliffs at either end.

    Facing southeast, Bilgola has an offshore sand bar cut through by two shifting rips along with permanent rips that batter the rocks at either end of the sand. The beach has good conditions for… read more »

  • 9. Tallow Beach

    Tallow Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 10. Pearl Beach

    Pearl Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 11. Bouddi Beach

    Bouddi Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 12. Flint and Steel Beach

    Flint and Steel Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

    Situated close to the northernmost point of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park north of Sydney, Flint and Steel Beach is an area of sand just a few tens of metres in length. Overlooking the Hawkesbury River, it can only be reached on foot or by boat. The nearest car park is located approximately one kilometre away in either direction along a signposted path.

    Backed by a grassy hillock, both sides of Flint… read more »

  • 13. Bradleys Beach

    Bradleys Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 14. Newport Beach

    Newport Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

    North of Bungan Head, Newport Beach has long red-golden sands that extend north from Newport Rockpool for about 1.3 kilometres.

    At the north end of the beach the sand stops at a tumble of rocks beneath the headland known as The Peak. Newport Beach is a top spot for surfing as it is home to three-times world surf champion Tom Carroll. The best surfing spot is around The Peak where there… read more »

  • 15. Avoca Beach

    Avoca Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 16. Whale Beach

    Whale Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

    Whale Beach sits on the narrow peninsula to the north of Avalon with Pittswater on one side and Dolphin Bay on the other. The origins of the name are unknown, but most likely refer to a beached whale.

    As the Northern Beaches developed in the 1950s, the area became a popular residential neighbourhood. However, one bungalow that predates that time is Careen House. Now heritage listed, the sandstone home was designed… read more »

  • 17. Terrigal Beach

    Terrigal Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 18. Killcare Beach

    Killcare Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 19. Camp Cove Beach

    Camp Cove Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 1 hr

    Camp Cove sits on the inner coast of South Head, the headland guarding the entrance to Sydney Harbour. As such the beach is not only sheltered but commands spectacular views back over the harbour and towards the city.

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  • 20. Bungan Beach

    Bungan Beach
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    Travel time from Ettalong Beach: approx 0.5 hrs

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