Northern Beaches in depth

You are looking to move into the Northern Beaches, where do you start this short guide will tell you a bit about a few select suburbs. The Northern Beaches are a very beautiful part of Sydney. They are relatively close to the city and they are home to the best surfing beaches in Australia, the suburbs surrounding them are a surfer’s paradise. 

A wide range of home options are available from apartments to traditional Australian homes. You will be not far from the beach wherever you live around the suburbs. Spanning from Palm Beach to Manly and many places in between, these Northern Beaches boasts the best of Sydney from beaches and cafes to nightlife and bushlands.

Manly is connected to the CBD through the ferry service from Manly Wharf and a bus service. The ferry takes 30 minutes and affords for beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, on the journey you will go past national parks, and landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The closeness to Sydney city and the wonderful beach atmosphere have seen property prices climb to one of the highest around Australia. Manly is also home to Oceanworld Manly aquarium and sailing and yacht clubs. The Manly International Jazz Festival is Australia’s largest community-based jazz festival.   

Seaforth located 12 kilometres north-east of the CBD, overlooking Middle Harbour, it borders the Garigal National Park. Seaforth is home to a high school and primary school, and its shopping district is on Sydney Road which provides a range of services, including niche market products. 

Balgowlah is located fairly close to Sydney’s CBD which residents can get to via the free bus service operated by Manly Council. Balgowlah commercial sector is in the Stockland Village shopping centre which services local needs, the nearest major shopping centre is Warringah Mall just 2 kilometres north of the suburb. 

Avalon Beach has access to beautiful beachside living. Avalon houses an RSL club, bowling and sailing clubs, a golf club. It has a supermarket, other shops, some offices, cafes and a cinema. Avalon is known for its surfing, and there is a walk through the Careel Headland Reserve that goes from Whale Beach Road to Marine Parade.  

Dee Why offers Dee Why Beach which is 1.2 km long, it has sand dunes that separate the beach from the Lagoon, there are playgrounds and picnic areas, several ocean pools as well as Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club. The suburb is home to 20,000 people, whom take advantage of a bus service to get to where they need to go. Dee Why Surfing Fraternity is Australia’s oldest surfboard riders club, the suburb also has many other supporting clubs such as for Rugby Union, and for Soccer. The Main shopping area in Dee Why is located on Pittwater Road.

Frenchs Forest is close to Garigal National Park, and is also elevated allowing the suburb to have views of both the bushland and the shoreline. The Commercial area is at the intersection of Forestway and Warringah Roads. There is also a smaller shopping centres along Sorlie Road. Frenchs Forest has a number of schools, there is also a express bus service that goes to Town Hall railway station. The suburb is also home to a cultural festival, Eurofest at Ararat Reserve in September.  

Davidson is known for being somewhat isolated, quiet and is mostly a residential area, with beautiful parks, breathtaking views, and bush walks. Davidson is home to many Eucalyptus trees providing a nice atmosphere to those who live there. The suburb is next to Kur-ing-gai Chase National Park as well as many places for picnics.