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This brochure covers the coastal route from Barrenjoey Headland at Palm Beach to Narrabeen Lakes on Sydney's Northern Beaches. At its northern end, it is a starting or terminal point for the network of walks, while at its southern end it connects with the Narrabeen Lakes to Manly Lagoon map brochure also available on this site.
This often dramatic walk begins with the coastal and Pittwater panorama from historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse, passes through salubrious Palm and Whale Beaches following a series of rugged natural headlands with extensive views interspersed with sweeping and secluded beaches, before reaching coastal dunes and wetlands feeding into Narrabeen Lagoon. A number of loop routes are also indicated, allowing the option of exploring the coastal hinterland and parts of Pittwater.
The walk forms part of the Sydney Harbour & Coastal Walking Network, one of the world's great urban foreshore walking networks, connecting Broken Bay in Sydney's north to Port Hacking in the south, and west as far as Parramatta.
Any part of the walk can be broken into distances and times of one's own choosing.
* Please note some of the Pittwater Information Section is outdated. The following is correct:
Brochures and information relevant to Pittwater and Northern Beaches are available at this web address: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/walking_tracks
The CEC number is now 1300 000 232 and the website is www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cec.
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