Surrounded with iconic beaches boasting magnificent surroundings and views, Balmoral’s location just eight kilometres from Sydney’s CBD makes it an ideal entertainment and residential destination. Known for its stunning properties and luxurious yachts, this area is listed as part of the Register of the National Estate, as the ‘Balmoral Beach Conservation Area’ (including heritage sites dating back to the 1930s). These glorious beaches feature exclusive views over the Sydney Harbour National Park through its gateway to the Sydney Harbour (“The Heads”).

Given its name as a tribute to the Balmoral Castle – an expansive royal estate property in Aberdeenshire, Scotland – Balmoral’s previous role played the part of the whaling station in 1830. In its earlier years, however, the suburb was the home of the Borogegal Aboriginal tribe.

Boasting dining hotspots of all kinds, the Esplanade gives visitors and locals the choice of five exceptional eateries located on the area’s beach side. For those who enjoy a swim before or after their fine dining experience, enclosed swimming pools, boatsheds, public toilets and change rooms are located at each restaurant. During the warmer months, the Rotunda takes on the role of hosting ‘Shakespeare by the Sea’ – bringing the area to life, alongside other festivals and the annual Carols by Candlelight.

School holidays are a busy time for Balmoral, with boat hire provided by the Sailing School and Boatshed, a popular choice for kids of all ages. Allowing them to tackle small waves, embark on a kayaking adventure or make their way out to the water with a paddleboard, parents can sit back and enjoy a BBQ picnic on the grassy slopes nearby.

With transportation options mainly limited to the car, a huge collection of parking spaces is available across the Esplanade and throughout surrounding areas – however the beach no longer features all-day parking (now only two hours).

Bus services run from one end of the Esplanade and through to the other side, and local residents can enjoy the convenience of the free community bus, the Mosman Rider – operating seven days a week from 8am to 6pm. This service transports locals and tourists around the area on a 30-minute circle. If you’d rather take on a little more class for your day, private boats can be utilised on the wharf.

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