Our Northern Beaches
From the surf at Mona Vale, to the hole-in-the-wall cafés of Manly, we love every bit of the Northern Beaches. Stay tuned, as we plan to share our local tips and secret spots… after all, we think you’ll love them as much as we do.
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Located a short drive away from a great selection of beaches (Manly, Queenscliff, Freshwater and Curl Cur) and great access to Sydney CBD, North Sydney and Chatswood, Allambie Heights is a great suburb to bring up a family. With a great set of shops, cafes and restaurants it has everything a resident’s needs. It has a great community feel with Allambie Public School.
Allambie Heights borders Manly Dam which is great for picnics and known for walking, mountain biking and water skiing and gives the feeling of being miles away but so close to the beach and city.
Allambie is elevated and well established with houses on good sized blocks and many have good district and ocean views, also capturing the afternoon sea breeze.
Public transport to the city as well as to Manly is very good with a range of buses transporting commuters throughout the day and night.
The local shopping village is excellent with a fantastic IGA, Bakers Delight, newsagent, butcher, pharmacy and good coffee shops and restaurants. The local public school has a great community feel.
Allambie Heights offers a convenient location for growing families and those wanting an easy commute and easy access to a selection of beaches.
The Northern Beaches suburb of Queenscliff is nestled between Manly to the south and Freshwater to the north.
This suburb is popular with young professionals in particular. It is located 16km north-east of the Sydney CBD, and is situated conveniently for public transport including the iconic Manly ferry, the vibrant Manly hub with all its shops, bars and restaurants – and beach access.
For those who prefer a level walk or gentle bike ride, a promenade stretches all the way from Pittwater Road, through Queenscliff Lagoon Reserve, past several playgrounds all the way along Manly beachfront and south to Shelly Beach.
Getting around is easy for Queenscliff residents. Regular bus routes head north making for easy access to both Warringah Mall and the rest of the Northern Beaches. Heading south, catching the bus is convenient and the ferry terminal in Manly connects commuters to Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour – for a more relaxed, scenic way to travel.
Named to honour Queen Victoria, Queenscliff was a popular holiday destination during the early 1900s. In those days, holiday shacks graced the headland – not luxury-style apartments and houses!
Queenscliff stands amongst the most Australian surf beaches due to its “heavy” waves (bomboras) that break out at sea. In 1961 Dave Jackman’s fabled attempt to ride one of these waves is believed to have given to rise to Australian big wave surfing.
North Curl Curl is a suburb on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
‘Curl Curl’ is the original Aboriginal name for the larger area of Manly Vale, Freshwater and Queenscliff and may have been derived from a Dharuk Aboriginal phase curial curial, meaning river of life.
North Curl Curl sits at the top end of a long stretch of beach, nestled under the headland cliffs. There you will find North Curl Curl Surf Lifesaving Club with all the usual amenities and activities. A 25m rock pool juts out from the headland, offering uninterrupted views of the sea.
The beach itself is popular with surfers, and has a well-earned reputation for being the best for the sport on the Northern Beaches.
North Curl Curl has a small community of shops, cafes and restaurants. There are also plenty of parks, playing fields and playgrounds for children and dog friendly parks for dog lovers around the lagoon and creek. Neighbouring Dee Why is full of entertainment options, and Westfield Warringah Mall in Brookvale has all your shopping needs covered.
There are two public schools in the area – Curl Curl North Public School and Manly Selective Campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College. St. Luke’s Grammar School is the closest independent school.
Originally called Harbord, Freshwater is a suburb on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales.
Known for its family friendly, laid-back village vibe, Freshwater is located 17 km northeast of the Sydney CBD in the local government area of the Northern Beaches Council.
Freshwater Beach is a stunning, sheltered beach ideal for the whole family. Nestled between two headlands, there are walks south to Manly and north to Curl Curl – the latter being part of a longer coastal walk to Dee Why and beyond.
The beach’s protected position ensures it escapes the majority of the summer nor’easter and receives relatively consistent waves along its whole length due to some sandbanks. Freshwater is popular with swimmers, body boarders, stand up paddle boarders and surfers.
Away from the beach, there are local primary schools and a good selection of childcare facilities. You are a short walk from Freshwater Village where you can browse a growing number of boutique shops, relax and enjoy the food at cafes and restaurants.
The newly renovated Harbord Diggers on the headland is a great place for families and friends to catch up with a variety of entertainment and dining options.
Properties are varied in style and type, so there is definitely something for everyone – from families to professionals, buyers, investors or tenants.