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Bilgola Beach, NSW

In the heart of Sydney’s Northern Beaches 33 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, nestled between Newport and Avalon, lies Bilgola Beach, a beach that has managed to retain its charm and tranquility amidst the bustling metropolis. This is not your typical beach destination, but rather a place where the Australian spirit of “no worries” is palpable in the salt-kissed air.

Known For:

  • Relaxed beachside village
  • Great surf at the northern end of the beach

Bilgola Beach NSW

As you descend the winding Bilgola Bends, the panorama of the Pacific Ocean unfolds before you, a tableau of azure and turquoise that seems to have been painted by an artist with a penchant for the dramatic. The beach, a crescent of golden sand, is cradled by a verdant amphitheatre of subtropical rainforest, a sight that is as breathtaking as it is unexpected.

Bilgola Beach is not a place that flaunts its beauty. It is a place that reveals itself slowly, like a shy debutante at her first ball. The beach is accessed via a narrow lane that snakes its way down the hillside, a journey that feels like a descent into a secret world. As you make your way down, the sounds of the city fade away, replaced by the rhythmic lullaby of the waves and the whisper of the wind through the trees.

To the north, the sand is dotted with surfers, their boards glinting in the sun as they wait for the perfect wave. To the south, families lay out picnics under the shade of the Norfolk Island Pines, their laughter mingling with the squawk of the seagulls. In between, the beach is a haven for those seeking solitude, a place where one can lose themselves in the pages of a book or the contemplation of the horizon.

Bilgola beach and its ocean pool

The Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club, a fixture since 1949, stands sentinel at the beach’s northern end. Its members, clad in their distinctive red and yellow uniforms, are a reassuring presence, their watchful eyes scanning the water for any sign of trouble. Their clubhouse, with its panoramic views of the beach, is a popular spot for weddings and other events, its rustic charm a perfect complement to the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Bilgola Beach is a place where time seems to slow down, where the frantic pace of city life is replaced by the languid rhythm of the tides. It is a place that invites you to unwind, to breathe, to simply be.

Whether you’re a surfer chasing the thrill of the ride, a family seeking a day of fun in the sun, or a soul in search of serenity, Bilgola Beach is a destination that promises to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and longing for more.

Where to stay?


  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Beach

About Bilgola Beach

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Bilgola Beach Postcode: 2107
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Sydney
  • Latitude: -33.64377
  • Longitude: 151.32829
  • Elevation: 21m
  • Population: 240
  • Median Income: $67964
  • Area (Sq/km): 0.351
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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