Palm Beach is ritzy, picture-perfect and offers expansive ocean views. The locals fondly call it ‘Palmy’. Surfers frequent one end of the beach while on the other end (Pittwater) beachgoers can find a bit of peace and safe areas for a swim (keep an eye out safe to swim areas and lifeguard warnings). Palm Beach aka “Summer Bay” is a famous spot with visitors from the UK thanks to the famous soap opera which is filmed here, “Home & Away“.
Palm Beach is also a popular escape and home for many of Sydney’s elite and celebrities who are lucky enough to call this area home. One thing that’s for sure is that all visitors to the area will love a walk up to the lighthouse, kicking back on the beach or hitting the waves for a surf.
Fact – Barrenjoey Head which overlooks North Palm Beach is home to the historic Barrenjoy lighthouse.
And most importantly our favourite Home & Away character of all time is Alf Stewart!
Distance from the Big Hostel on Elizabeth – 1 hour and 20 minutes by car/2 hours by train