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Mona Vale, NSW

Mona Vale, located 28 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, beckons travelers with its serene coastal allure and a captivating blend of beachside wonders and quaint town charm.

Known For:

  • a 1km surf beach that runs south-east
  • an administrative and commercial centre for the region

Mona Vale Beach NSW

As the warm Australian breeze caresses your cheeks and the rhythmic waves create an enchanting symphony, you’ll find yourself falling under the spell of this idyllic destination.

The day begins with the soft hues of dawn, casting a golden glow over the sands of Mona Vale Beach. Lacing up your walking shoes, take a leisurely morning stroll along the shoreline as you breathe in the salty tang of the sea. The ocean stretches endlessly before you, inviting contemplation and a sense of tranquility only found in coastal havens.

As the sun rises higher, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee leads you to the charming beachside cafes that dot the promenade. One such gem is Seashells Café, where you can savor a perfectly crafted latte paired with an assortment of delectable pastries. The locals here, ever warm and welcoming, add a touch of community to your morning ritual.

Surfing and Sea Adventures

For the adventurous souls, the rolling waves of Mona Vale offer an irresistible invitation to surf. Seasoned surfers gracefully ride the crests, while beginners find solace in the patient guidance of local surf schools. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time rider, there’s a special camaraderie shared among the surfers that unites everyone in the pursuit of that perfect wave.

Beyond the surf, embark on a scenic coastal walk to the Headlands for breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The Bongin Bongin Track presents an easygoing journey along rugged cliffs and tranquil rock pools, where you can witness the vibrant marine life in its natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins dancing in the surf and migrating whales making their majestic appearance in the distance.

Mona Vale rock pool

Gourmet Delights

When the tide of appetite rolls in, Mona Vale offers an array of dining experiences that cater to all palates. For a taste of coastal elegance, The Park House is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Set within a restored heritage building, its refined menu celebrates the bounties of the sea and the richness of locally sourced ingredients.

If you’re seeking a more laid-back atmosphere, venture to Mona Vale Hotel where the lively beer garden provides a perfect setting to savor a classic Australian pub meal. Relish in their Fisherman’s Basket, overflowing with an assortment of seafood delights, while enjoying the vibrant ambiance of live music and friendly laughter.

Mona Vale’s village-like atmosphere extends to its charming boutiques and eclectic stores, offering a treasure trove of unique finds. Wander through the inviting arcades and peruse handmade jewelry, beachwear, and coastal-inspired home decor. Seaside Treasures is a delightful boutique that curates an exquisite collection of artisanal goods, leaving you with a piece of Mona Vale to cherish.

As the sun begins to dip into the horizon, head back to Mona Vale Beach to witness the spectacle of the setting sun. The sky is painted with hues of pink and orange, creating a breathtaking canvas that mirrors the beauty of this coastal haven.

For a memorable evening, enjoy a seafood dinner at The Flying Fox restaurant, boasting a charming terrace that overlooks the Mona Vale Golf Course. Indulge in their delectable Garlic Prawns and Grilled Barramundi, accompanied by a fine selection of Australian wines.

As twilight descends, let the captivating allure of Mona Vale serenade you with its tranquility, leaving you with cherished memories of a seaside escape unlike any other.

Where to stay?


  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Golfing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Surfing

About Mona Vale

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Mona Vale Postcode: 2103
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Sydney
  • Latitude: -33.67863
  • Longitude: 151.30322
  • Elevation: 10m
  • Population: 10670
  • Median Income: $45240
  • Area (Sq/km): 4.556
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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