I’m just a little bit in love with Mona Vale beach, is it one you know too?
It’s special for me because it’s where I started my ocean swimming with Can Too and reigniting a long dormant love of adventures on the ocean.
It really had been a long time (and four children) since my last watery adventures, and since I last felt so exhilerated... and so scared at times too.
The first time we did our ocean swimming at Mona Vale, a pod of dolphins came and swam alongside us.
What can I say? Thank you, you gorgeous dolphins.
Mona Vale Beach
Surfview Road, Mona Vale
You get two beaches for the price of one at Mona Vale.
To the north is The Basin, a rounded bay edged with cliffs. The Basin tends to be more sheltered than the main beach which can be quite wild. However there is no patrolled area with flags in The Basin.
There is a wide rock platform in between the two beaches and this is the part of the beach my twins love best. They love to grub around in the rock pools and splash about in the rock pools.
The main beach is 1km long, very beautiful and great for walking with kids. But do stick to splashing between the flags, the waves and rips can be fierce here.
Trust me, I know.
Cafes: Bronze Kiosk is at the SLSC building.
Toilets: SLSC block has changing rooms, showers and toilets, has all-ability toilet
Shade: Not on the beach
Playground: Yes, across the road see Apex Park Playground review and photos here.
Shark net: No
Parking: Pay carpark by the beach
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Extra: Make a big day out of it by visiting Mona Vale beach and then visiting Flying Fox park and playground.
Any other info you can pass on to families about Mona Vale Beach?