Palm Beach is an upscale coastal town situated on a tranquil peninsula which is popular with artists and writers. Holiday rentals in Palm Beach are highly sought-after with many luxury holiday homes in the area belonging to celebrities and sports personalities.
Palm Beach is an upmarket escape from the city of Sydney with gorgeous beaches overlooking the ocean. The sandy beach is perfect for walking, jogging and surfing and at one end there is a rock pool for swimming. Surfing is also popular and there is a surf club with lifesaving facilities right on the beach. Angling is also a popular beach pastime. For families there is a children's park in the town with swings and a climbing frame in the shape of a ship. The best views of the isthmus and Lion Island are from Barrenjoey Lighthouse. It can be reached on foot from the north end of the beach at Pittwater by climbing a steep track up the headland.
Take the one hour ferry ride across Broken Bay to Ettalong and Wagstaff or the boat trip to The Basin, a landlocked lagoon which is popular for picnics. Great Mackerel Beach is so laid back that there are rows of wheelbarrows so people can cart their groceries home from the pier with ease and near the ferry terminal there are piles of paperbacks for visitors to read while waiting for the next ferry. For a cultural day trip, Sydney is within easy reach with superb shopping, dining and of course the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge Experience.
Holiday rentals in Palm Beach enjoy a pleasant temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. The warmest months are December through March, averaging 26°C (79°F) with plenty of sunshine. July is the coldest month with daytime highs around 17°C (63°F). The area has rainfall throughout the year but the wettest months are from November to March. The total annual rainfall in this area is 1212mm or 47 inches.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Palm Beach is Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) Airport which is 60km away. It can be reached in about one hour by car Barrenjoey Road. Sydney Airport is the major hub for Qantas and a secondary hub for Virgin and Jetstar Airways making it very easy to get international and domestic flights. It handles over 35 million passengers a year. The airport is linked by underground trains with stations under each terminal linked to the main Cityrail network making it easy to reach Sydney city centre.