Balmoral Beach is one of Sydney's best beach choices for relaxation. It provides everything you would want to forget about tumultuous city life, allowing you to de-stress and enjoy effortlessly. The turquoise water at Balmoral Beach is transparent and calm, the sand is super soft and golden and the vibe is 'chilled with just a little bit of energy'. Balmoral features two beaches, Balmoral Beach and Edward Beach. They're divided by Rocky Point Island; a pedestrian bridge separates the two sides which leads people out to the peninsula.
Things To Do
Take a short walk over the pedestrian bridge and around Rocky Point Island - great for views all over Balmoral Beach. Take a leisurely stroll along the Esplanade. Enjoy a picnic on one of the grassy areas next to the beaches; there are lots of shaded areas also. For those who want to be a little more active you can go kayaking, paddle-boarding, snorkeling and even learn how to sail thanks to the schools over there. The Boatshed provides equipment hire.
It's great for families; the calm waters make it a safer swimming option to others; Balmoral also has a shark-proof netted enclosure. There's also a shallow rock pool to explore and a small children's playground right on the sand. However, you should know that the waters aren't patrolled by surf lifesavers. Also perfect for couples; very romantic and especially come the evening; Public Dining Room is a great option for a nice meal together. The traveller, singleton; a perfect destination to take pictures, have a coffee, read a book. Basically everyone.
Food & Drink
There are several cafes and restaurants around the area. You aren't spoiled for choice but they are more than adequate. The Boathouse is the most well-known in the area; a great location on the beachfront while you dine with a superb view and tranquil atmosphere. Another option is The Bather's Pavilion, for modern European cuisine and great wine options. Bottom of the Harbour is a great option for seafood and a quick cheap eat. Public Dining Room is the one for a romantic fine dining experience. For more options, see Google results here.
Other facilities around the area include; three public toilets, changing rooms and showers - located at The Bather's Pavilion, The Esplanade and along the seafront.
Getting to Balmoral is pretty easy. If you're coming by bus, there's are a few options.
- Catch the 248 bus from the city and it will drop you right at the beach.
- Get a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo and then catch the 238 bus.
- Get a ferry from the City to Mosman South Wharf, then catch a 233 bus.
If you're coming by car, there is paid parking right on the Esplanade at the southern end of the beach. It's around $6 for the first 2 hours and $6 per hour after. Street parking is also available at $8 per hour. One last option is find free street parking outside of the area and then catch the Mosman Rider, a free bus, which will take you right into Balmoral.
FIND IT ON THE MAP
SEE IT IN STREET VIEW
PEOPLE WHO VIEWED THIS WERE ALSO INTERESTED IN...
Clontarf Beach is a great location for families. Let's start with a clean and safe beach with a...read more
Need some time away from the madding crowds? Head to Seven Shillings, the strip of sand tucked...read more
For hidden views and a beach that boasts natural beauty, Queens Beach is a great option. Queens...read more