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Whale Beach is a beautiful 600 metre long stretch of beach that is the much more secluded alternative to Palm Beach.

Whale Beach

Less known than its neighbour Palm Beach, Whale Beach is often less crowded and offers visitors a more private experience. It is a beautiful beach known for great surfing conditions, and usually big waves. Whale beach also has a 25 meter ocean pool area if you are looking for more of a quiet swim. There are picnic and BBQ facilities, a playground, as well as toilets and showers.


Whale Beach offers a range of cafes, and a few restaurants close by including the well renowned Jonah’s Restaurant with uninterrupted views of the ocean and award winning food and wine.


Whale Beach’s golden sand, steep cliff faces, and iconic surf breaks make it a unique destination that all visitors to the Northern Beaches should experience. Whether you are looking to swim, surf or just experience the beautiful scenery, Whale Beach has so much to offer to all visitors.


Getting there and general information:


Whale Beach is just a 17 minute drive from Metro Hotel Newport. Using public transport visitors can catch the 199 or L90 bus towards Palm Beach from Dearin Reserve, Kalinya St. Visitors should get off at Barrenjoey Road Opposite Surf Road, and then it is just over a 10 minute walk to the beach. This trip should take less than 30 minutes.


Whale beach is a patrolled beach; swimmers should always swim between the red and yellow lifeguard flags.


Image credits:

Tourism Australia

Destination NSW

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Whale Beach ocean pool