The tranquil seaside village of Patonga, sometimes written on early maps as ‘Betonga’, meaning ‘oyster’ in Aboriginal, is the Central Coasts most southerly beach.

Situated on the edge of recessed Brisk Bay, the waters are calm, pleasant, relatively quiet and good for fishing. Patonga features a public wharf, boat ramp, sporting oval and play area.
Brisk Bay faces in a south-easterly direction across to West Head, Pittwater and Barrenjoey.

The area is easily accessed by ferry and by road.