As the name suggests, Dunes is tucked into the northernmost stretch of Palm Beach in parkland. Though not quite surrounded by mounds of sand, you are close enough to hear the waves crashing on the foreshore and to gaze at the historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse with glimpses of blue waters from both the beach and Pittwater sides of the peninsula. A casual ‘kiosk’ eatery fronts onto Governor Phillip Park – but for an indulgent, fine-dining experience, head into Dunes Restaurant which has a number of seating options depending on the weather. Dishes are a fusion between Modern Australian and Japanese with both seafood and ‘turf’ options. The Mediterranean courtyard and polished yet relaxed coastal atmosphere makes this a popular venue for leisurely group celebrations and weddings.