The suburb is mainly residential, with two small rows of shops, a small park and a primary school located on the top of the plateau. Bilgola Beach on the eastern side features a surf club and kiosk. The suburb has views of the beach and the ocean on the eastern side, and views of the body of water, Pittwater on the western side. To the north are the suburbs of Avalon Beach, Whale Beach, and Palm Beach, with Careel Bay being a minor bay in between the latter two. To the south are Newport, Mona Vale and Narrabeen.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bilgola Plateau (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- "Bilgola Plateau". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- "Notice to Discontinue a Geographical Name" (PDF). "NSW Government Gazette". 71. 6 July 2012. p. 3287. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.