Balmoral Island, Sydney, Australia
Located near Mosman on the Middle Harbour is Balmoral
Island. This island paradise is
only 10 km drive from
Sydney’s business district. Although not a usual tourist
spot, it is
very popular with the local inhabitants.
The very aura of Balmoral
Island takes one back to a time when young ladies would
promenade along the shore, a parasol on one arm and a beau
on the other. Its very
tranquility affords the visitor a
sense of timelessness and reflection.
Named after a favorite
vacation spot of Britain’s Royal Family in Scotland’s Royal
Dee Side, Balmoral is a fitting place to get away from it
all. Shakespearean plays are held there every year and make
this island a popular spot for lovers. It is no wonder then
that many choose
this little island as a venue for getting
married. The entire place is a perfect photo opportunity.
Another special feature of
Balmoral Island is the fact that the ocean can be seen
through the gap between the North Head of the Sydney Harbour
and that of the South. Spotting a ship
that may occasionally
pass by is a beautiful sight and fills one with nostalgia.
Balmoral Island is also a
popular place for windsurfers.
This is largely because the
island affords ample protection against ocean currents
at the same time providing more than satisfactory wind
There are three main beaches
on Balmoral Island. These beaches are generally enjoyed
during warm summers by different people from different walks
of life looking for sanctuary
in its craggy harbours.
Because Balmoral Island is not as well known as the beaches
Manly and Bondi, the crowds that gather here are not as