Destination guide

Seaside retreat in Avalon Beach holiday homes to rent

Nestled in the Northern Beaches region, Avalon Beach is a quaint, relaxed suburb that offers rest and rejuvenation by the sand and surf. Whether you want to unwind on your holiday, try out a new outdoor activity or explore local cultural attractions, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Avalon Beach holiday homes to rent.


Activities and attractions in Avalon Beach

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Avalon Beach a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Avalon Golf Course (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Palm Beach Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Long Reef Golf Club (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Terrey Hills Par 3 Golf Sports (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Manly Surf n Slide (12 mi / 19.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Avalon Beach

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Avalon Beach is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Avalon Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Clareville Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Bilgola Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Newport Beach (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Florence Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Newport Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)

Beach areas near Avalon Beach holiday rentals

As a laid-back beach suburb, Avalon Beach is near many pristine seaside locations for the whole family. Holiday homes are available near Manly Beach, a bustling destination with tall trees and seaside amenities, and Shelly Beach, a quiet area with colourful wildlife for snorkelling and scuba diving. You may also like Dee Why Beach, a serene shore with calm, shallow waters, and Freshwater Beach, a sandy, family-oriented cove sheltered by headlands. If you want more adventure, visit Narrabeen Beach to try out surfing or other water sports.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Avalon Beach

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 23.2 mi (37.3 km) from the city centre.

Food & drink 

Sample cuisine near your Avalon Beach holiday accommodation

The cuisine in Avalon Beach is abundant in seafood and shares many of the same regional tastes as New South Wales. The African, Asian and Mediterranean influences combine with the rich bounty of barramundi, oysters, snapper and tuna from the temperate waters to create unique dining experiences in both upscale and cosy restaurants and eateries along Avalon Beach’s coastline. Whatever your taste, you’ll find a range of delicious meal options near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Avalon Beach holiday homes

Families with children of all ages can enjoy a fun-filled and education holiday in Avalon Beach. Holiday homes are available near child-focused locations like Garigal National Park, a protected parkland with walking and hiking trails teeming with wildlife, and Lion Island, a river isle with a nature reserve, park and native population of penguins. Mougamarra, a nature reserve with diverse terrain and wildlife, and Manly Dam, a native bush park with a lake, picnic areas and mountain-bike tracks, are also fun for kids.

Good for couples

Romance near Avalon Beach holiday homes

Avalon Beach’s relaxing atmosphere and stunning scenery make it perfect for a couple’s retreat. Holiday rentals can be found near romantic locations like the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, an art collection with contemporary and early Australian artwork, and the Rose Seidler House, a heritage-listed former residence and museum with local history artefacts. Forty Baskets Beach, an intimate beachfront with a swimming enclosure and spectacular sunset views of the harbour, and the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, an indigenous space with exotic plants and flowers, are also great for couples.

Where to stay near Avalon Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,079 holiday rentals near Avalon Beach. From 839 Houses to 141 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Avalon Beach is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Avalon 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 Avalon Beach:

  • Sydney CBD: 2,076 holiday homes
  • Balmoral: 142 holiday homes
  • Chatswood CBD: 58 holiday homes
  • Collaroy Beach: 30 holiday homes
  • Strawberry Hills: 210 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 Avalon Beach?

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

  • Darling Harbour: 1,427 holiday rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,857 holiday rentals
  • Market City: 3,759 holiday rentals
  • Copacabana Beach: 1,974 holiday rentals
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1,374 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Avalon 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 Avalon Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 839 Houses in Avalon Beach. Our other popular types of Avalon Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 141 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 31 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 31 holiday houses

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 279 holiday homes with pool available in Avalon Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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