Our Northern Beaches
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The Northern beaches has a lot to offer families, young professionals and sun loving retirees, meaning the rental market in this area is continuing to thrive. There’s never been a better time than now, to purchase a rental property and enjoy the returns.
A suburb on the northern beaches of Sydney, this family friendly, laid back area boasts a stunning, sheltered beach nestled between two headlands. Enjoy long walks south to Manly and North to Curl Curl and brave the waves paddle boarding and body boarding.
A popular central hub on the Northern beaches, you have plenty of beaches within easy reach and great shopping facilities at Westfield Warringah Mall. A family friendly area, you’ll have access to many great high schools nearby..
With the Pacific Ocean on one side and Sydney Harbour on the other, Manly is popular with families and commuters wanting the beach lifestyle, but easy access to the city. You can get to Sydney in 12 minutes on the fast ferry and enjoy a host of great restaurants and shops all within easy reach.
Being spacious, leafy and affordable, Narraweena is an in-demand place to live. Offering great sporting facilities, picnic areas and excellent public transport to Manly, Chatswood and the city, location and value for money make Narraweena a continually attractive suburb.
North Curl Curl
North Curl Curl sits at the end of a long stretch of beach offering breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the sea. Popular with surfers, you’ll also find plenty of green space for children and dog walkers to run about in.
Nestled between Manly to the South and Freshwater to the North, this suburb is particularly popular with young professionals. 16km north east of the Sydney CBD, Queenscliff enjoys great transport links with the Manly Ferry and the vibrant hustle of shops, restaurants and bars nearby.
Known to be a great district to bring up a family, Allambie Heights is rewarded with easy access to great beaches, the Sydney CBD and a ton of restaurants, shops and cafes. Residents enjoy a great community feel and are able to go mountain biking, water skiing, picnicking and walking in nearby Manly Dam.
Whether you’re a family, a young professional or a retiree, renting a property in the Northern Beach area has something for everyone. Contact a Schwarz real estate agent in the Northern Beaches to talk about renting a property or having your property managed by their team.
22 kilometers north of Sydney, this beachside suburb has great facilities including; a park, an oval, the pick of 3 great schools and of course instant beach access. Dog walkers, golf lovers, walkers and amazing view appreciators will be right at home here.
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.
Narraweena is an affordable Northern Beaches suburb located within a good proximity to beaches, shopping and the Sydney CBD.
Residents boast that Narraweena is spacious, leafy and has a great community. Beverley Job Park is a great hub for community with sports fields, a playground, picnic tables and sporting facilities, particularly with the tennis courts. Dog lovers will enjoy the designated off leash dog exercise area too.
Houses are on large blocks and slowly being renovated as young families move into the area. With an elevated position on the eastern side of Beacon Hill, many properties have views of the ocean, Narrabeen Lake and the city.
Public transport in Narraweena is excellent, with express buses to and from the city as well as to Chatswood and Manly.
Narraweena is moments to Dee Why – an easy walk down the hill to the shops and beach. Warringah Mall is also very close with everything you need.
Narraweena has a good local public school and is within good distance to a range of public and independent high schools.
Location and value for money is what makes Narraweena a very attractive suburb.
The Northern Beaches of Sydney is famous for its beaches with Manly an ever popular destination, only a short harbour ferry ride from Sydney’s Circular Quay.
Manly is a unique seaside suburb with the Pacific Ocean on one side and Sydney Harbour on the other – in between, the Corso stretches through from Manly beach to the Harbour filled with shops, restaurants and bars.
Manly provides the ultimate seaside lifestyle with city proximity (the fast ferry taking 12 minutes and the more leisurely ferry taking 30 minutes) and popular with commuters and families wanting to live by the beach, yet close to the city. For commuters, catching a ferry to the city has to be one of the best ways to travel. Bus transport to all parts of Sydney is also convenient in Manly.
What makes Manly well-known (Manly was how Governor Phillip described the local Aborigines) is the beach and corso and one of the oldest surf clubs in Australia. Manly’s history is also seen in the different homes in the area. From brand new luxury homes and apartments to heritage homes and art deco style and design there is something to suit everyone’s tastes and budgets.
Away from the beach there is are child care facilities, an excellent primary school and two independent high schools close by, and everything you need at your fingertips. Major shopping at Westfield Warringah Mall is also not far away.
Collaroy is a beachside suburb, 22 kilometres north of Sydney city with good public transport close by.
Collaroy has a great sense of community, excellent facilities, including a pick of three great schools, an oval, park, a good set of shops plus excellent transport. You can feel the ocean breeze and enjoy ocean or bush views from higher up on the plateau or have direct access to the beach from Pittwater Road.
Collaroy is a beautiful beach situated at the southern end of the stretch of the beach, starting at the Narrabeen Lake outlet to the north and south to the point at Long Reef. The headland at Long Reef is home to the Long Reef 18 hole golf course which enjoys a commanding beachfront position and boasts unsurpassed views all the way to the Central Coast to the north and Manly to the south. For those who don’t play golf, a walk around the headland will give you one of the best views on the Northern Beaches. Dog lovers will enjoy the off leash dog area at the bottom of the headland and the Collaroy Tennis Club
Collaroy has a good range of shops, cafes and restaurants and the iconic Collaroy cinema.
South Curl Curl is for those who want to enjoy a relaxed, outdoor, beachy lifestyle.
Surfing at Curl Curl is considered one of Sydney’s top beaches. The beach faces east-southeast and has fantastic wave conditions for surfing.
The beach itself is 1.2km long and divided into North Curl Curl and South Curl Curl with surf clubs at each end. At the southern end, the child-friendly ocean swimming pool and café are big draws for locals.
They say go where the locals go, and that’s certainly true for the beach at South Curl Curl. When you’re looking for a local beach experience, this is the place to go as very few tourists make it far beyond Manly Beach. A bonus is that there is plenty of parking!
The large grassed area behind the beach is popular with walkers, runners, picnickers and dog owners, having recently had an upgrade to its pathways.
South Curly is quiet and relaxed, with a focus on the outdoor lifestyle. There are plenty of scenic walking/running routes that stretch from Curl Curl south to Freshwater, Queenscliff and Manly – and north to Dee Why and beyond. Living here is like being on holiday every day.
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.