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Avalon / Avalon Beach - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located in Pittwater, in the northern region of Sydney and it's northern beaches region is Avalon and Avalon Beach.

A popular region that encompasses Palm Beach and Whale Beach, it is a favourite spot for many Sydneysiders seek a weekend getaway that is within easy reach from the heart of Sydney, especially as it also has a bus transit link.

Whale Beach and Palm Beach are north of Avalon, from there the peninsula ascends up to the dramatic Barrenjoey Head land, with the Barrenjoey lighthouse situated on top and dominating the area. The Pacific Ocean lies on the eastern side of the peninsula and 11 km of inland waterways called the Pittwater on the west, along with the Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park, it is a stunningly picturesque location.

As one of Sydney's beach suburbs, Avalon Beach is a surfing beach with a 25 metre salt water rock pool at the southern end of the beach.

Check out our listing for Avalon / Avalon Beach accommodation, Palm Beach accommodation, Whale Beach accommodation, Pittwater accommodation and Sydney accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Avalon / Avalon Beach Attractions

Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Keepers’ Cottage • Barrenjoey Head
• Ph: 02 9247 5033 (Sydney Harbour National Park Information Centre)
• Built of Hawkesbury sandstone, it was the third light on the headland, completed in 1881. In 1843 a customs station was established, marking the entrance to Broken Bay and the Pittwater which were considered to be the back entrance of Sydney for smugglers. The first report of a light on the Headland was in 1855, when a fire was raised in a basket to assist the mariners during stormy weather, as the bay and Pittwater inlet were safe haven during storms for vessels travelling from Newcastle to Sydney, carrying their cargo of coal.

In 1868, the Stewart Towers were built at either end of the Headland. These two wooden lighthouses guided ships in. The need for a permanent lighthouse lead to the construction of the existing Barrenjoey Lighthouse. It is managed by the NSW Parks and Wildlife.

Source: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service - Barrenjoey Lighthouse /
Lighthouses of Australia - The Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach

The Basin • Bobbin Head Information Centre
• For details check the NSW National Parks and Wildlife or Ph: 02 9972 7378
• Only a ferry ride, ‘The Basin’ offers a great excursion for a family day outing and picnic. Part of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, it is located on the eastern side of the West Head Peninsula that adjoins Pittwater. There is an enclosed lagoon for swimming and a variety of habitats from dry eucalypt, rainforest, mangroves and rock platforms. You can also camp there, with facilities including amenities block with cold showers, on-site campground manager and campfire area. There is heritage buildings with historic photos and ‘The Basin’ is also within reach of Aboriginal and European historic sites.
The Newport Arms Hotel
• Cnr Beaconsfield & Kalinya Sts, NEWPORT NSW 2106 • Ph: 02 9997 4900 • Email
• Since 1880, Newport Arms has been a landmark for those who appreciate the best Sydney has to offer. Whether your live across town or on the other side of the world, a visit to Sydney's famous Newport Arms should feature prominently on your itinerary. Nestled on the shores of Pittwater, overlooking the scenic splendour of Bayview, Church Point, Scotland Island and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Rock Pools
• Avalon Beach has a rock pool located at the southern end of the surf beach. The Pittwater area has a number of ocean rock pools and swimming enclosures.
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Avalon / Avalon Beach Distance

Distance to Avalon / Avalon Beach
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Avalon / Avalon Beach:
• Collaroy 16
• Bayview 10
• Church Point 12
• Elanora Heights 13
• Mona Vale 8
• Palm Beach 5
• Newport 4
• Sydney 36
• Narrabeen 13
• Warriewood 11
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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