Mona Vale Beach, located adjacent to the Golf Course has all the facilities you need for a great day out. There are picnic areas with shelters behind the beach. Like most of the beaches on the Sydney Northern Beaches, it is quite scenic, there are walks you can take to adjacent beaches with lots of great views. With a bit of luck, you might even see passing whales or dolphins playing offshore.
The beach itself is quite long, running for a kilometre and connecting to Basin Beach just further north. Heading further along the cliffs, you can find Bungan Beach, which also has a surf life saving club (SLSC). On occasion the Mona Vale beach also adjoins Warriewood Beach to the south, which also has a SLSC.
At the park behind the beach (Apex Park) there are BBQ facilities. You can also find there is a playground for the kids and at the beach, a kiosk, showers and public toilets, as well as disabled toilets.
Another facility is the rock pool between Basin Beach and Mona Vale Beach on the headland.
Popular activities here include bodysurfing and surfing. With the prevailing winds you can also get good opportunities for windsurfing.
Note: There is a Surf Life Saving Club at Mona Vale Beach. Swimmers need to follow their advice, swim between the flags!
All day Pay parking is available there.
One of a number of scenic golf courses on the Northern Beaches is the Mona Vale Golf Course. There are plenty of challenges for players of all skill levels with a par 72 18 hole golf course.
There is a regular bus service from the city as well as Manly Wharf, located on the north side of Sydney Harbour. You can catch a regular bus service from Manly (151). Catch the ferry from Circular Quay at the foot of the city, enjoy a ride on the ferry or jetcat over the stunning harbour and take the bus past more beaches and scenery. At the Manly Wharf there is the bus stop.
From the city, catch 155 or 156 to the North Shore. Bus services start at Wynyard Train Station in the Sydney CBD (centre). The Map shows Wynyard, bus stops are around the green park next to the station.
Covering Up - Sydney has bright sunny days so wear sun-protective clothing, especially between 10am to 3pm. Find a good SPF30+ sunscreen that is water resistant. Use shade and wear a hat, it all helps to stay looking young, healthy and beautiful as you do.
Main Photo: Mona Vale Beach, with the Golf Course just behind it.
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Photo: With the beach on the right, Mona Vale Golf Course.