Barrenjoey Head: Aboriginal name meaning a young kangaroo. Has also been spelt Baranjuee, Barranyu and Barranjull.
Warners Rock: not known
Little Head: descriptive.
Whale Beach: the origin of the name Whale Beach is unknown, although it is presumed to be associated either with the shape of the northern headland, or the beaching of a whale.
Dolphin Bay: the bay is named after the dolphins which frequent the area.
Careel Head: name is of Aboriginal origin, believed to be the name of an actual Aboriginal.
Taylors Point: recalls early settler Lieutenant James Taylor, who owned 30 acres here. He later became a well known artist.
Bangalley Head: Aboriginal name for the Bastard Mahogany Tree (Eucalyptus botryoides) which grows in this area. Bangalley Head is the most easterly point in the Sydney metropolitan area.
Hole in the Wall: descriptive. This cave used to be much larger than it is now, having collapsed through erosion.
St Michaels Cave: St Michaels or Monks Cave, a little to the north of the Hole in the Wall, was a natural curiosity. Father Therry intended to build a stone church above it. The homes on Marine Parade, Avalon behind St Michael's Cave are Sydney's most easterly residences.
Bilgola Head and Beach
Bilgola Head and Beach: Bilgola is an aboriginal name thought to mean swirling waters. James Meehan first marked it as Belgoula in his survey of 1814.
Newport Beach: The area came to be called Newport from about 1880. The name was first used in promotional literature produced for the sale of land.
Bungan Head: The name Bungan, of Aboriginal origin, was first recorded in a survey in 1814 as Bongin Bongin, referring to an area which included present day Mona Vale and Bungan and was granted to Robert Campbell junior.