Balmoral Beach, Sydney
When I move back to Australia, this is the place I will be living at. It has everything you need. Balmoral Beach is close to the City, as well as having a great beach, and such lustrous Green views.
Balmoral Beach still has its Federation Architectural Vibe that sends your back into an Old Fashioned Beach life in Australia. The beach has everything you need to reminisce a time gone by.
There is the Esplanade to walk up and down watching the swimmers on the beach. The Rotunda where festivals, concerts and weddings take place. A large park for families to picnic and play across. A Shark proof net to swim in, which has a Jetty around which is great for walks along as well as a chance to dive into the calm waters. As well as my favourite new thing, Paddleboarding.
There is a little Island located to the North of the Beach, called Rocky Point Island which is connected with by a bridge. It is a wonderful spot for a Picnic, a walk or just to escape the world. Rocky Point Island splits the Beach into beaches called Edward Beach and Balmoral Beach, each beach is wonderful spot to enjoy tranquil ocean swimming.
If you feel up for the challenge Middle Head, is not far away. It offers smaller beaches and great walk through Australian Bushland and Old Military Fortifications.
Balmoral feels like a village, with fishermen along the jetty, locals enjoying the Ocean, Cafes and the children's laughter. It is the hub of this part of the world, with nothing outside the little village. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy life passing by as the best of Sydney shows what is has to offer.
Balmoral can get extremely busy on the weekends, it is best to arrive early enough. It is easy to reach via Car or Bus. Be warned the car parking is a little bit expensive but that is normal around this area. Buses go from the City leaving from Wynyard Station, hop onto Bus 245 to travel all the way down to Balmoral Beach. Or why not get a Ferry to Taronga Zoo and then Bus 238 around to Balmoral Beach.
I can't wait to go back, and wear a 1920s inspired Swimsuit to be with the locals.