Destination guide

Explore Palm Beach from holiday homes to rent

Feeling elite? About 40 km from the centre of Sydney, this scenic coastal suburb in the Northern Beaches region drips with luxury and class. While this is a wealthy area, you can find some cosy cottages with Palm Beach vacation rentals, and you might catch a glimpse of a celeb or 2 while you're golfing on an impeccable course or enjoying some fine dining. As for the outdoors, the calm waters to the south are perfect for swimming, and wave-lovers will dig the swells on the northern side of Palm Beach.

Things to do

The sights of Sydney are a few clicks away

Take a walking tour around Palm Beach and admire the views at the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, a 19th-century structure at Sydney's northernmost point. Many Palm Beach vacation rentals are on this hilly area, and the Palm Beach Golf Course is also here, so take a few swings while you breathe in the salty sea air. See the Aboriginal heritage sites at the neighbouring Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, or rent a car for a quick drive into Sydney to grab a selfie against the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and wander around Darling Harbour. Stop by the Royal Botanical Garden while you're there too.

Activities

Things to do near Palm Beach holiday rentals

Get dolled up for a night out in the chic downtown area of Palm Beach. If you're keen to spend some cash, try some trendy threads at the fancy boutiques, and treat yourself to dinner with a waterfront view. Take a charter boat into the ocean from some deep-sea fishing or a spectacular sunset cruise. Wide beaches run up the east and west sides of Palm Beach, and the surf here is great for swimming. The whole area is worth a walk, not just to ogle at the ritzy houses, but to eat up the ocean views from clifftop coasts.

Weather

Most days are hot and dry, so grab your sunnies and swimmers

February to June are the rainy months, but even then the storms are not too intense and the humidity lessens, so it's a nice time to enjoy coastal hikes and maybe see some migrating humpback whales. During the winter, temps are in the mid teens, and water temps get chilly in the upper teens. Summer is high season, and with temps in the upper 20s and water in the mid 20s, this is a terrific time to hit the beaches. As smart travellers might deduce, it's best to book Palm Beach vacation rentals far in advance, especially in this exclusive area.

Natural highlights

Where the nature and landscape are as rich as the residents

You won't have to look long to understand why the wealthy and famous love it here. Southern Palmy is mostly flat and full of lush vegetation surrounded by expansive golden beaches. The north rises to a moderate hill that has rocky coast and stunning ocean views. From Palm Beach, you can take a quick ferry to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a huge protected area with beaches, wetlands and bushlands. Its snorkeling spot is called The Basin, and you can see seahorses, starfish and tropical fish. And, of course, whales migrate through the Tasman Sea between April and December.

How to get there

Transport to and around Palm Beach

Fly into Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), the closest airport, located 24.8 mi (39.9 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Palm Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,219 holiday rentals near Palm Beach. From 990 Houses to 33 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Palm Beach for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Palm Beach?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Palm Beach:

  • Sydney CBD: 2,052 holiday homes
  • Balmoral: 141 holiday homes
  • Chatswood CBD: 60 holiday homes
  • Collaroy Beach: 30 holiday homes
  • Strawberry Hills: 211 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Palm Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Palm Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,412 holiday rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,764 holiday rentals
  • Market City: 3,688 holiday rentals
  • Copacabana Beach: 1,913 holiday rentals
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1,345 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palm Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palm Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 990 Houses in Palm Beach. Our other popular types of Palm Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 33 holiday houses
  • Villas: 28 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 33 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Palm Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 288 holiday homes with pool available in Palm Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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