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“Amazing north shore beach ”
Review of Avalon Beach

Avalon Beach
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing north shore beach ”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

From our first view we fell for this fantastic northern beach community. The great swimming area, the fabulous sand and the shops near by. I recommend bringing some local lunch material and having a family picnic at the beach while enjoying the surf.

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Less crowded due to slower road access”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great beach with limited commercial availability. Ample parking, but what the hell was the Council thinking when they made it TICKETED parking??!

Visited May 2014
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Belmont North Lake Macquarie NSW Australia
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“Beautiful Avalon Beach”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Just returned from a fabulous long weekend in Avalon and rented a unit in Avalon Pde.
Wow what a fantastic location with amazing views overlooking Avalon Beach and close vicinity to the shops. This village is just lovely with cafes and interesting quirky shops.
We had a tasty quality meal at the RSL club and sat outside in the outdoor area which was just beautiful.
The only disappointment was no sign of a pub in Avalon, I think there is only the Bowling Club and RSL for entertainment, although you may feel like visiting cafes or restaurants.
There is a really cool looking bar called The Mill, which looked great but it was booked out for a private function, which was a bummer.
We did a trip to the Newport Arms Hotel on Saturday afternoon for lunch, which is located in an awesome location overlooking Pittwater, but make sure you bring along plenty of money as the drinks are a bit on the pricey side as well as the meals. (The meals were really yummy though),
The beach in Avalon and the surrounding beaches are just gorgeous and we had several swims in the ocean rock pool in Avalon, so refreshing and watching the regular swimmers was interesting. If you are considering a trip to the Northern Beaches just do it, the area is soooo beautiful, We drove around the area to Palm Beach and were awestruck with all the expensive looking quality homes, wish I could afford to live there. I would totally recommend visiting the area.

Visited March 2014
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“Another great North Sydney beach - less crowded”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

They are currently rebuilding what looks like a surf club and some facilities but there is an existing toilet/shower block at north-end of beach.

Not a huge beach but very good. The first time we went in the waves were great (I've never been knocked off my feet by a wave before!). But also great for smaller-kids. Little play area/slide - and town is just the other side of the road.

Early evening it seems all the kids from the schools grab their surf boards and head for the beach. Good easy-going atmosphere.

...as ever impeccably clean.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Several beaches in one”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

You get a lot for your money with Avalon Beach (actually there's no admission charge). The ocean pool is under the southern cliff (which is a great viewing platform), and a hardy bunch of mixed age morning swimmers brave the elements all year round. The surf club is also at the southern end, and normally that's where the flags are for the swimmers. For the surfers there are several options, depending on conditions. Little Avalon is a shallow reef break out from the southern end of the beach, and is for expert surfers, especially on big days. The beach itself can have several breaks. There is a consistent right and a left towards the south, in front of the surf club. Thene at the northern end there are two or three breaks: Off Rocks, which is a consistent left over the rock platform, and the right which breaks into it. There is usually a current flowing out between these breaks which gives you a quick assist to get out the back. Avalon works best in northerly winds. Depending on conditions, Avalon can take waves up to 3-4 metres. A quality wave.

Visited June 2013
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