Sydney’s most northerly suburb, Palm Beach, is a great place to visit at any time of the year. 

First made famous by TV series Home and Away as a sleepy little beachside town where there’s only ever one season, the real ‘Summer Bay’ boasts stunning scenery and a gorgeous beach that is the perfect spot to take a stroll or dip, or perch yourself for a picnic.  ‘Palmy’ was again made famous with the release of the 2019 movie Palm Beach.

Palm Beach is 2.3km east-facing beach that curves in a gentle arc between the heritage listed Barrenjoey Lighthouse to the sandstone rocks of Little Head in the south, linking Barrenjoey to the mainland. 

General conditions

  • Good swimming and body surfing conditions
  • Strong shore break at times
  • Excellent surfing conditions at the north end
  • Good surfing breaks along the beach. Best in north easterly winds


rockpool, showers, public toilets, picnic area, pay and display parking, accessible toilets


31 Ocean Road
Palm Beach NSW 2108
Map of Palm Beach