My Debut In Summer Bay – After All These Years!
Since I was a little girl, I have been watching Home and Away. Every night I would sit down after dinner and enjoy those 30 minutes of my favourite characters. I dreamt that one day, I too would be starring on Home and Away in Summer Bay.
The excitement, the joy and the heartache they endured kept me coming back night after night. Even now I watch it as often as possible, most of the time it is through Prime7 catch up but I still watch it nonetheless.
The iconic Home and Away sights
Over the weekend we thought we would go and have an adventure somewhere new. We love getting out in nature and taking on climbs and hiking to see what areas have to offer. This time we decided to take the 2.5 hour drive from the Hunter Valley to Palm Beach.
We ventured far and wide. We wanted to see as much of the iconic landmarks as we could. Naturally we first went and had a look at the ‘Pier Diner’, which is actually called The Boat House. From the outside it looks the same but inside was nothing alike. It was a little disappointing to be honest. We walked out on the jetty to really soak in everything there was to offer. Oh Alf’s bait shop is also there but it is really a boat hire place.
Location: Barrenjoey Boathouse, Palm Beach NSW 2108. For easy directions click for Google maps >> Summer Bay Pier Diner.
Moving on from there, we had to go and see the Summer Bay Surf Lifesaving Club. The beach is exactly as you see it on screen. The sand is soft (I high five all the actors who have to run on it in the show, tough going!), the water is clear and the view is just amazing. We stopped and let the kids play and build sand castles while we watched the lifesavers train. The lifeguard surf rescue four wheelers even have Summer Bay written on them!
Location: North Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Beach Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108. For easy directions click for Google maps >> Summer Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.
Just like thousands of other Home and Away fans who have been to Palm Beach before us, we couldn’t resist getting a photo with the Summer Bay signs. Unfortunately the club was closed so there was no chance of getting a gelato from John Palmer (very disappointed I must say. Hahaha)
Once we saw everything there was to see on the beach, we decided we would head to Barrenjoey Headland and check out the lighthouse. It was a great walk that took us and all of the kids about 1.5 hours (round trip), that is including the time we spent just looking around the Barrenjoey Lighthouse at the top.
Location: Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach, NSW, 2108. For easy directions click for Google maps >> Barrenjoey Lighthouse.
The sight was breathtaking and highly recommend it to anyone heading that way!
Ok. So my debut in Summer Bay may not have been exactly what I dreamt of. I didn’t appear on TV (not that I want to anymore) but I was there! I walked in the sand, stopped by the local hangouts and enjoyed a gorgeous day with my family.
How did you spend your weekend?
Have you ever been to Palm Beach aka Summer Bay?
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