Palm Beach

Palm Beach and Pittwater from Barrenjoey
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Palm Beach - Sydney
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Palm Beach
Photo: © Mike Lehmann / CC BY

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. Running along one side of the peninsula is the ocean coast facing into the Pacific surf, whilst on the other the golden sands are lapped by the tranquil waters of Pittwater.

The affluent, leafy suburb that has grown up around Palm beach may be somewhat familiar to TV viewers around the world. That's because it is actually "Summer Bay" the setting for the iconic Australian soap Home and Away. If you are a fan, or just curious, there is an official Home and Away Tour which leaves from downtown Sydney and takes in well known filming locations such as Alf's Bait Shop on the Rock Pool cafe.

Whilst a fair few visitors to Palm Beach do end up here through soap inspired curiosity many come for the stunning scenery and to relax on the beach. As an added excursion you might want to hop onto the ferry over to Ettalong; Palm beach may be the abrupt end of the North Shore, but just a 25 minute ferry ride takes you across to the start of the Central Coast and the attractive beach town of Ettalong.

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Palm Beach Weather Info

5 Day Palm Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Palm Beach tide times & sea state

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
13:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
Low 2:50am (0.17m)
High 8:47am (1.39m)
Low 2:30pm (0.32m)
High 8:53pm (1.84m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:56
Sunset17:05
Dark17:32

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
16:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 3:29am (0.15m)
High 9:27am (1.35m)
Low 3:09pm (0.32m)
High 9:31pm (1.77m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset17:06
Dark17:32

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 4:06am (0.15m)
High 10:04am (1.31m)
Low 3:46pm (0.33m)
High 10:05pm (1.67m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset17:06
Dark17:33

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 4:40am (0.17m)
High 10:40am (1.25m)
Low 4:22pm (0.36m)
High 10:39pm (1.56m)
Daylight
First light06:27
Sunrise06:54
Sunset17:07
Dark17:34

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 5:13am (0.19m)
High 11:15am (1.21m)
Low 4:58pm (0.39m)
High 11:12pm (1.46m)
Daylight
First light06:27
Sunrise06:54
Sunset17:07
Dark17:34

Mon 22/07 »

Surf report for Mon 22/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
16:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 5:45am (0.23m)
High 11:52am (1.18m)
Low 5:37pm (0.42m)
High 11:47pm (1.36m)
Daylight
First light06:27
Sunrise06:53
Sunset17:08
Dark17:35

Today's weather

Clear sky

11 °C
(51 °F)

Moderate breeze, 24.8 km/h from W

Sea temperature

19.3°C / 66.8°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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