Pittwater and Surrounds

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Resolute Beach - great spot to swim!

Mike McKiernan
Reviewed Aug 2016
Remote and isolated little beach tucked right up under the West Head cliff face. It is the second last beach as you head North up Pittwater. Little Resolute beach is the last and is similar but smaller to Resolute. One of the nicest spots to swim in Pittwater with crystal clear water and a beautiful sandy beach. Theres not much room here so there is no chance of overcrowding. Only offers real protection in a Westerly and definitely a no-go in a moderate North Easterly due to discomfort from wind and waves. Great little spot to stop for a cuppa on the way out of Pittwater or a last swim spot on a calm afternoon as you head back from being further down the cruising area. A walking track leads directly to the West Head lookout for spectacular views of Broken Bay, but due to lack of protection its best not to leave your vessel unattended.
Great swimming option
It's a no-go in a moderate NE
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A place to totally relax.

Terry Jackson
Reviewed Dec 2016
Broken Bay is a quiet, peaceful and beautiful area, with plenty of public mooring, walks and places to explore. My partner and I spent weeks in here before taking the boat into Pittwater to have an engine replacement. Pittwater itself is friendly and convenient (although it's pretty steep if you're on a bike!)
Protected, quiet, pristine, lots of wildlife
Lots of public moorings.
Marina at Bobbin Head. Grab a shower and a bite to eat.
It can be crowded during school holidays
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Paradise lost

Gerard Wall
Reviewed Jul 2016
We've visited Refuge Bay several times overall the past 2 years. It is a beautiful bay protected by soaring hills with very good depth and a waterfall which swings into action after rain. You need to arrive fairly early in the day when it's high season to secure a spot.
Protected from most winds and very pretty
Lovely sandy beach
Busy in summer weekends and school holidays
Nit quite as peas
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Palm Beach Peninsula

Mike McKiernan
Reviewed Jan 2016
Extending from the Northern edge of Careel Bay to Barrenjoey headland, this area has quite a few attractions for the yachtie on holiday. There is a hive of activity around the ferry wharf at Palm Beach - this is a great location to row in and pick up day passengers, fish and chips from the legendary shop, have a coffee or an ice cream, or grab some bait and fishing lines. This location also serves as an overnighter with some notable restaurants at hand: Barrenjoey House, Ancora cafe, and Johna's. Beach Rd and Palm Beach Golf Club are a 5 minute walk away. There is also a playground to give the kids a run while you have the coffee. The best way to access this area is to hire a mooring from Gonsalves or anchor off outside the moorings. Be careful to watch movements of the commercial ferries from the wharf and stay clear.

Feeling energetic? Why not walk to the top of Barrenjoey Lighthouse, the views of Broken Bay and the Central Coast are unsurpassed. Approximately 2.5 hours round trip from the Palm Beach ferry wharf.

At the Northern end of the Peninsula there is a sheltered anchorage big enough for 5 or 6 yachts to anchor. This is one of the only anchorages in Pittwater with protection from NE winds. Extreme care must be taken and it would be worthwhile exploring the edges of the anchorage in the dinghy before your first time in - it is very shallow if you stray. Great for a lunch time stop out of the wind, not recommended for overnighting.
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The Basin

John Hembrow
Deckee Pro  
Reviewed Dec 2015
Forecast was for a strong southerly change during the evening so we picked up a mooring in The 'Basin' AKA the 'Inlet' in Pittwater on the western side . Lovely spot with sandy beaches and an inland lagoon . Protection from all wind sectors from S SW W NW N .
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