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Neighbourhood: Mosman
With a variety of outdoor attractions, the sophisticated harbour suburb of Mosman has something for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at Chowder Bay. History lovers enjoy exploring the fortifications at the end of Old Fort Road in Middle Head, which date back to the 1800s. Even the exhibitionist set can find entertainment in Mosman, with several nude beaches located in the area.

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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful wide beach but too crowded and noisy during the weekend because too many kids screaming around.
Better to go during the week. The water is super calm and clear.
Written 27 March 2024
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Mark U
North Ryde, Australia311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great place to stroll along the promenade to stretch the legs then a dip in the protected baths or open beach area to cool off. Nice coffee nearby or a spot of lunch with burgers or fish and chips. Choose parking carefully as it can be expensive closer to the beach...
Written 6 March 2024
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paula C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Lovely beach. Not at all busy and really good for swimming. Lots of places to eat. Would definitely recommend
Written 22 December 2023
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Balmoral is a classy place with a great beach and walkway along the coast. On a sunny day it is one of the prettier places around Sydney Harbor. Bus 100 goes to Mosman and a bus is available to Tooronga Zoo wharf.
Written 16 May 2023
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John R
Sydney, Australia296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Balmoral Beach is awesome.

We love walking along the esplanade and there are (now) plenty of cafe and restaurant options. The views across to the Heads and harbour entrance are great.

The beach does get busy but it's quite long and you can normally find a spot. The water is a lot calmer than some other beaches.

The only gripe is that there should be another playground as the only one at the beach is normally oversubscribed.

Written 16 April 2023
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Will Stubbs
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Beautiful beach, beautiful cafes, Stunning Scenery!
Came for a day by the beach after our City break in Sydney and wow what a find couldn’t say a single bad word about the place!
Clean tidy friendly people and the sea was insane!
Written 9 March 2023
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Kufunda
Harare, Zimbabwe344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Top-rated family beaches, some sheltered more than others with lots of activities- swimming in calm, blue waters near white sands, building sand castles, walks along the promenade, fishing and boat ride. Parking may be a problem, but that should not discourage anybody—lots of restaurants and eateries to suit everyone's tastes.
Written 28 August 2022
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kmccarthy2015
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Nice beach with good cafes and walking. Easy to go snorkelling. Major problem is the crowds and hard to get parking.
Written 12 February 2021
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L337337
Sydney, Australia490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
What an amazing little bay with a pristine beach. Breakfast here looking at the post sunrise bay, feels so peaceful.

It's vibrant with people out walking and a real social scene for people with dogs.

It really is a lovely place.
Written 29 January 2021
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Tom K K
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
Parking is so expensive. How can pensioners afford such a expensive parking.9 dollars and hour.Councel should put the parking fees down.
Councel earnes so much money.That they can't afford to put a bbq area .
Some areas smell of poo or something .
I think the councel should put some more toilets.
But please put the parking fees down.Its so expensive.
It is a lovely beach except for the parking fees.
Written 27 November 2020
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