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Mackerel Beach

A quiet, quaint suburb on the South-Eastern Peninsula

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Mackerel Beach is a locality 43 kilometers north of Sydney. It is on the western shores of Pittwater in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, beside Currawong Beach, and near Coasters Retreat and Palm Beach.

Great Mackerel Beach Reserve covers most of the headland between Currawong Beach. The Reserve occupies 16 hectares and has residential properties along the northern boundary. The Reserve provides panoramic views and is accessed from above via the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park fire trail or from below by a track linking the two beaches.

There are over 50 homes at Mackerel Beach, half of which are lived in full time. Mackerel has a great sandy beach that is perfect for the children and is the starting point for numerous bushwalks leading up to The Basin or West Head lookout. Come to stay at Mackerel for the day or hire a house and make a week of it, either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Great Mackerel Beach has no road access and no roads or vehicles; access is by our Palm Beach Ferry, water taxi, or private boat.

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