Balmoral Beauty

Balmoral Beach is my family’s favourite spot in Sydney to swim, relax and enjoy the beautiful views and great cafes.

This week we celebrated my sister’s 40th birthday and her request was to go to Bather’s Pavillion, her favourite cafe. We thoroughly enjoyed the day at Bather’s, our casual stroll along the beach and finishing our day at the new and improved Boathouse cafe on the other end of the beach.

Here are some happy snaps and my experience of each venue. All fabulous, all worth checking out for a fun day with the family.


This vibrant cafe graces the border of Balmoral basin pier – you cant miss it!

The nautical themed cafe has extended to accommodate more patrons with a Family Friendly Deck that has bars, extra seating and impeccable views of Balmoral. If that wasn’t a draw card  enough, their menu is satisfying, their service is friendly and the decor and ambiance is  complementary to its surroundings. The decor is nautical inspired with touches of rustic boathouse chic and splashes of fresh flowers to brighten anyone’s day.

We had coffees and an assortment of delectable cakes and desserts. It was scrumptious! They brought them out with their signature coffee anchor art and the desserts came with a sparkler. I just love it when staff listen to the special occasions we celebrate and make an effort to be even more memorable. Kudos to the Boathouse staff – professional, friendly and they care about what  they do and who they serve. Great representatives of Balmoral!

For more information on their menu and trading hours, check them out here.


The beach is small, calm, clean and relaxing. There are cafes at each end of the beach including kiosks and bathroom facilities. The beach also has a bridge to a small island, a popular spot for weddings. and there’s many great nooks for spectacular photos as well.


My sister’s favourite cafe on the beach because you  have uninterpreted views of the beach.

My family had the lunch special of mussels, the seafood risotto, pork belly and I the Barramundi on a bed of risotto.  We had salad and wedges as sides and my sister and I had the Balmoral Fruit Mocktail.

The mussels were well received, as well as the other mains, the wedges were generously sized, in fact I said they were more like surfboards! The only thing was that I had a scale on my Barramundi. I hate to mention it as I know this is an exception but I had to be true to my experience. Otherwise it was beautiful!

I also appreciate the architecture of the building, the unique industrial ‘locker style’ furniture and the colourful napery which you can purchase as well – $25 for 4.

For more information of their menu and trading hours, please check it out here.

So there you have it. A beautiful place for fun in the sun and a catch up in great cafes.

Thank you Balmoral for the memories and always being beautiful!

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