Chipping Norton Lake
As I hadn’t ever been to Chipping Norton Lake I had no idea what to expect on a visit here. I was intrigued to visit it as it is reputably Sydney’s most western ‘beach’! Whilst a bit untidy in spots I have to say I really enjoyed my day here. There is so much to do and with a span of 120 acres there is lots of room for everyone.
During my day I discovered three great spots to visit within the park – Grand Flaneur Beach, Black Muscat Park and Angle Park. So why not pop by and enjoy the beauty of these spots and the diversity of the people who enjoy them.
1. Grand Flaneur Beach
Lots to do at Grand Flaneur Beach
The Grand Flaneur Beach area is a popular swimming spot with a small beach area, small (bit dated) park and also a gym area. There is a bike and walking track here as well as toilet amenities. The area is quite exposed so bring along some shade if heading here in summer.
Address: Grand Flaneur Beach is located off Homestead Avenue, Chipping Norton.
2. Black Muscat Park
Black Muscat Park is another great option within Chipping Norton Lake. The park area itself is not located right on the water (which may actually work better for families with children), but there is a trail that leads to the waters edge and some (bushy) spots where you can enter the water if you wish.
Black Muscat Park contains plenty of undercover tables, an all access playground, toilets, BBQ’s, and also a grassy open area perfect for ball games. The playground is excellent and includes a great range of equipment including a flying fox, slides, swings, and equipment suitable for younger children.
3. Angle Park
Angle Park is a perfect picnic or relaxation spot. Of the three spots this is definitely my favourite. There’s a great swimming area, a playground right on Chipping Water Lake, sheltered tables and BBQ’s. Take a walk out onto the boardwalk and while away the day. Pack some shade as the area is quite exposed and the playground is not covered.
Address: Angle Park can be accessed via Homestead Avenue also.
Five reasons to visit Chipping Norton Lake
- Go for a walk or bike ride around the Lake Moore Walk (approximately 3.2km long)
- Have a swim at Grand Flaneur Beach or Angle Park
- Let the kids enjoy the playgrounds
- Enjoy the free BBQs
- Enjoy some bird watching with over 50 different types of birds in the park
- Entry: Free
- Toilets: Yes
- Wheelchair friendly: Yes (in areas)
- Free carparking: Yes
- Free BBQ facilities: Yes
- Time to spend here: 2 hours to all day
- Food available: No
- Address: Homestead Avenue, Chipping Norton NSW 2170
- Further details: Visit Chipping Norton Lake directory listing