Whale Beach, New South Wales

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Whale Beach
SydneyNew South Wales
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Whale Beach
Whale Beach
Population253 (2016 census)[1]
Location40 km (25 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s)Pittwater
Federal Division(s)Mackellar
Suburbs around Whale Beach:
Palm Beach Palm Beach
Palm Beach Whale Beach Tasman Sea
Clareville Avalon Beach

Whale Beach is a northern beachside suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Whale Beach is located 40 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council, in the Northern Beaches region.[2]

Description and history[edit]

Careel House

At the northern end of the beach, just off the rocks, is a well-known surf break called the Wedge. Immediately west of the beach is the Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

Whale Beach is the location of a distinctive home designed by the architect Alexander Stewart Jolly. On Careel Head, overlooking Whale Beach, Careel House is a single-storey bungalow made from sandstone blocks that were quarried at the site. Heritage-listed, it was built in 1931.[3]

Whale Beach is home to The Big Swim, an ocean swim of several kilometres from Palm Beach to Whale Beach. The Big Swim has been held in January each year since 1974.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Whale Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory (2002), Map 140
  3. ^ State Heritage Register

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Coordinates: 33°36′46″S 151°19′38″E / 33.61269°S 151.32736°E / -33.61269; 151.32736