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

Mon 18/11 »

Surf report for Mon 18/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
High 12:48am (1.16m)
Low 6:32am (0.21m)
High 1:07pm (1.67m)
Low 7:48pm (0.17m)
Daylight
First light05:15
Sunrise05:42
Sunset19:36
Dark20:03

Tue 19/11 »

Surf report for Tue 19/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
17:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 1:41am (1.13m)
Low 7:24am (0.28m)
High 2:00pm (1.62m)
Low 8:46pm (0.21m)
Daylight
First light05:14
Sunrise05:42
Sunset19:37
Dark20:04

Wed 20/11 »

Surf report for Wed 20/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 2:44am (1.13m)
Low 8:24am (0.35m)
High 3:01pm (1.58m)
Low 9:50pm (0.24m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:41
Sunset19:38
Dark20:05

Thu 21/11 »

Surf report for Thu 21/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
17:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
High 3:56am (1.18m)
Low 9:38am (0.41m)
High 4:10pm (1.55m)
Low 10:56pm (0.26m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:40
Sunset19:39
Dark20:06

Fri 22/11 »

Surf report for Fri 22/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 5mph
17:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 5:10am (1.28m)
Low 10:59am (0.43m)
High 5:23pm (1.55m)
Low 11:58pm (0.25m)
Daylight
First light05:12
Sunrise05:40
Sunset19:40
Dark20:07

Sat 23/11 »

Surf report for Sat 23/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
11:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
17:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 6:16am (1.42m)
Low 12:16pm (0.39m)
High 6:31pm (1.57m)
Daylight
First light05:12
Sunrise05:40
Sunset19:41
Dark20:08

Today's weather

Rain showers

18 °C
(64 °F)

Moderate breeze, 27 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

19.4°C / 66.9°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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