3 Reasons to visit Great Mackeral Beach

3 Reasons to visit Great Mackeral Beach Great Mackeral Beach

Never heard of Great Mackeral Beach? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either before I moved to the Northern Beaches. For those not familiar with Great Mackeral Beach, I urge you to become familiar with it – very familiar with it – as Great Mackeral Beach is a fantastic destination that has much to offer.

Surrounded by Ku-ring-gai National Park and located opposite Palm Beach, Great Mackeral Beach offers secluded and affordable accommodation that Sydney-siders are flocking to. This holiday home haven is located on Pittwater, just 43 km from Sydney CBD and has a population of just 36 people!

If your idea of the perfect holiday consists of tranquillity without being too remote, then you need to put Great Mackeral Beach on your list of must-visit locations.

At Beach Stays, we are fortunate enough to be able to offer Great Mackeral Beach accommodation at Aub and Ethels, a 3-bedroom holiday house that is available at a very affordable rate of just $346 in the low-season (May-August).

Continue reading as I share with you more reasons to visit Great Mackeral Beach.

“How’s the serenity?”

Described as having a “magical feel”, Great Mackeral Beach is one of the calmest and most tranquil locations in all of the northern beaches suburbs.

It is located on the western shores of Pittwater, an important natural heritage area that is popular for water recreation and surrounded by Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a protected national park known for its scenic setting. This location provides the privacy of a remote location, yet it is less than 1-hour drive from Sydney and around a 45-minute drive to Palm Beach. There is also a ferry service that runs from Palm Beach Wharf.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

If you’re a naturist who enjoys being amongst nature, then you’ll find no better location than Great Mackeral Beach as it is literally surrounded by the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Listed on the Australian National Heritage List, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park spreads over 37,000 acres and is officially classed as a suburb.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a very popular tourist destination in the Northern Beaches region and features boating, picnic and fishing facilities, along with walking tracks and art and rock engravings of Aboriginal origin.

Affordable Accommodation

Aub and Ethels

Aub and Ethels at Great Mackeral Beach

With a population of around 40 people, you can probably guess that Great Mackeral Beach accommodation is scarce. Moreover, it affordably makes it even harder to secure.

If you’re looking to unplug your laptop, turn off your phone and escape to a natural setting that proves all the peace and quiet you need to get back in touch you yourself and nature, then our Great Mackeral Beach accommodation at Aub and Ethels will help you do just that.

Aub and Ethels is a 3-bedroom holiday house located right on Pittwater and is perfect for couples families and even pets. It features Wi-Fi if you can’t bear to switch off and features a large fenced yard.


Although you may have never heard of Great Mackeral Beach, it is a destination to take note of. This serene coastal suburb in the Northern Beaches is a place of magic and beauty. Nestled amongst the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and with Pittwater to the East, it is the perfect destination to unplug and recharge.

To book Great Mackeral Beach accommodation, visit Beach Stays website. Aub and Ethels is a 3-bedroom holiday home that will provide you with all the tranquillity you need to appreciate this untouched natural wonderland in all its beauty.  Book your stay at Aub and Ethels via our website or call our reception staff on +61 2 9974 2108.

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