Welcome to our Neighbourhood.
Why not make a weekend out of it? Treat yourself to a night or two at Jonah’s if you’re feeling fancy, less than 10 minutes drive from Avalon and overlooking the breathtaking Whale Beach.
Barrenjoey House has some great accommodation options too, as well as a waterfront location and bustling eatery. For a different experience, check out Lily Pad Palm Beach for the ultimate secluded getaway, or potential perfect proposal location!
Live like a local, there are plenty of Airbnbs in and around Avalon which is a really great option to not only be by the beach but be walking distance from all that Avalon has to offer.
Breakfast and coffee
Where to start? So many options and you can’t really go wrong! Head to Avalons Organics for the best coffee (especially almond milk flat white) as voted by all of us here at NMJ. They also make a great breakfast. Our team also love Girdlers Avalon for a special weekend breakfast.
If you’re an early riser, or just need a good coffee to get going, a little local gem is Classic Coffee. Take a quick stroll up the headland at the beach end of Avalon Parade, until you see a combi van serving coffee. Enjoy!
We always love a good walk up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, on a clear day you can see all the way up the coast, spot whales during migration season and get a mini work-out in! The walk is short but steep. Reward yourself for your efforts by stopping off at The Boathouse on the way back to Avalon for a drink. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can hop on the ferry across to The Basin. A perfect day trip location, pack a picnic and spend a day swimming in the beautiful water and enjoying the empty secluded beaches.
Why not walk along the Pittwater shoreline from Bayview to Church Point, along here you could hire some kayaks, or stop at one of the many places for lunch and a drink. Finally, our beaches! Any of our beaches are absolutely beautiful. A couple of favourites are Avalon Beach, Bilgola Beach, Whale Beach, or South Palm Beach.
Us! We are open on Saturdays, but we can get pretty busy so be sure to ring ahead and book an appointment if you are looking for engagement rings or wedding bands. We can’t wait to meet you!
Once you’ve had your NMJ fix, some of our favourite local shops are Bookoccino (coffee and books – perfect combo), Haven & Sarah (glorious florals and homewares), Mamapapa (clothing and home, true Avalon style), Beachwood (Hampton’s-style homewares) and Freckles (for the little people in your life) - just to name a few.
Lunch and dinner
The Whale Beach Deli or Boathouse Palm Beach are perfect lunch options with water views. On Friday nights you’ll find the NMJ team at Alma (next door to our studio) enjoying a margarita, chips & guac and their amazing tacos – definitely recommend for a Mexican feast you won’t forget!
We also love the classic, family owned Bistro Boulevard (French restaurant), which is located in the heart of Avalon.
If you’re feeling like a special night out, Bert’s is definitely the place with their bar and brasserie overlooking Pittwater on the grounds of The Newport, less than a 10-minute drive from Avalon.