Destination guide

Sun, sand, and surfer vibes in Avalon Beach

Dreaming of a sea change? With its laid-back lifestyle and vibrant board-riding community, Avalon Beach is a magnet for Sydneysiders who want to slow down the pace. It's part of the city's prestigious Pittwater region, known for its beautiful beaches, serene bushlands, and colorful waterside communities. With private docks, sparkling swimming pools, and sun-drenched decks, Avalon Beach vacation rentals give you a chance to live the Pittwater high life.

Things to do

Make a splash in the Avalon Rock Pool

Spanning over 80 feet, the Avalon Rock Pool is a scenic spot for a morning splash or sunset selfie. It even features a wading pool, which makes it eternally popular with families. With sweeping ocean views, the 18-hole Avalon Golf Course is a fantastic place to wind up a day in the sunshine. Nearby Barrenjoey Lighthouse is another highlight, standing tall since 1881. You can either stroll the half-mile path to the peninsula, or work up a sweat on the more challenging Smugglers Track.


Soak up the beach scene in Avalon Beach

If you're a seasoned surfer, head to the fast breaks and barrels along the north headland. For beginners, the triangle-shaped sandbank near South Avalon serves up fun waves that are perfect for learning. The calm waters make it a favorite with families, picnickers, and sunbathers. Kayaking along the estuary is a great way to get your feet wet, stopping by scenic towns like Clareville and Elvina Bay along the way. Pittwater is all about barefoot luxury, so why not embrace the lifestyle, with stunning Avalon Beach vacation rentals complete with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, polished timber floors, and beach chic d_cor?


Winter bliss on Sydney's northern peninsula

Sydney's northern peninsula is at its best in the summer when the beaches are drenched in sunshine. Whether you want to top up your tan on the beach, hike in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park or simply relax by the pool, summer in the Pittwater region is absolute bliss. That said, it's not the only time to visit. Even on a rainy day, the region's natural beauty still shines bright. If you want to escape the crowds, enjoy windswept walks on the beach, and savor a glass of wine by the fireplace, winter is a fantastic time to enjoy an Avalon Beach vacation.

Natural features

Discover Australia's Aboriginal heritage

Just 25 miles from the Sydney central business district, Pittwater is a sanctuary of salt, sand, and sunshine. The views are spectacular, so why not live it up in multimillion-dollar Avalon Beach vacation rentals? Perched on the edge of the Hawkesbury River, the sprawling Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of Australia's oldest nature reserves. From bushland walking trails to ancient Aboriginal rock paintings, Ku-ring-gai Chase is an enchanting introduction to wild Australia. You can see more Aboriginal ochre paintings along the family-friendly Red Hands Cave Walking Track, or even spend a few nights camping under the stars.

How to get there

Transportation 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 center.

Where to stay around Avalon Beach?

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

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Avalon Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Avalon Beach:

  • Sydney CBD: 2,161 vacation rentals
  • Balmoral: 142 vacation rentals
  • Chatswood CBD: 59 vacation rentals
  • Kings Cross: 271 vacation rentals
  • Hyde Park: 386 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Avalon Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Avalon Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,505 vacation rentals
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1,456 vacation rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,948 vacation rentals
  • Sydney Opera House: 4,062 vacation rentals
  • Tamarama Beach: 3,768 vacation 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Avalon Beach?

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

  • Condos/Apartments: 141 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 31 rentals available
  • Cottages: 31 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Avalon Beach?

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

    Explore destinations around Avalon Beach

    3,290 vacation rentals
    Bondi Beach
    333 vacation rentals
    1,402 vacation rentals
    The Rocks
    3,275 vacation rentals
    2,964 vacation rentals
    Palm Beach
    1,219 vacation rentals
    The Entrance
    734 vacation rentals
    Surry Hills
    3,227 vacation rentals
    1,300 vacation rentals
    3,315 vacation rentals
    Sydney Olympic Park
    2,135 vacation rentals
    Avoca Beach
    1,271 vacation rentals
    3,245 vacation rentals
    2,204 vacation rentals
    3,278 vacation rentals
    274 vacation rentals
    Double Bay
    3,124 vacation rentals
    3,234 vacation rentals
    Pearl Beach
    1,390 vacation rentals
    3,304 vacation rentals