Situated on the North Shore of Sydney between Avalon and Newport (see the Greater Sydney Map), Bilgola and its scenic beach was first included in a one hundred acre land grant to R. Henderson as early as 1814.
Even today, Bilgola is a relatively small Sydney suburb but its location makes it a desirable lifestyle sea change location for Sydneysiders.
Located on the Barrenjoey Peninsula, with Barrenjoey Road winding its way northward just back from the beach. Pittwater and Broken Bay are located here on the western side of the peninsula, with the beach on the east.
Bilgola Beach has some excellent surf spots and is good for swimming. This scenic beach with reddish sand is popular, yet can be dangerous with rips. There is a lifesavers club (SLSC) on the beach, they will close the beach in unusually dangerous conditions. They will help watch over you and your family, provided you swim between the flags when patrolled.
Other Northern Sydney Northern Beaches nearby include Avalon Beach on the north and Newport to the south.
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. More about the Sydney Northern Beaches.
Main Photo: The Surf Life Saving Club at Bilgola Beach
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Photo: Bilgola Beach on a Winter’s Day