The Northern Beaches is situated north of Sydney approximately 30km from Sydney’s CBD and has a population of nearly 260,000. Known as “the Insular Peninsula” to the locals it delivers a perfect balance of beach culture with a relaxed lifestyle and beautiful ocean views. With it’s warm climate throughout most of the year and its beautiful beaches along the northern coastline, the area is popular for its outdoor lifestyle attracting visitors from around the world. The Northern Beaches encompasses the coastal suburbs in the north of New South Wales close to the Pacific Coast and suburbs south up to the inlet of Sydney Harbour. The area was once home to the Garigal indigenous people.
The region has much to offer in shopping with a diverse blend of retail outlets and beachside shopping. The Manly Corso set in the pedestrian mall right across from Manly Beach offers an eclectic mix of shopping, entertainment, pubs, galleries and cafes. The area is home to a large number of popular markets such as the Beaches Market at Pittwater every Friday or the Palm Beach Markets open every 4th Sunday of the month, where you can grab yourself a bargain on handmade arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery or buy organic and conventional fresh farm produce. Manly Corso picture courtesy of Corey Hamilton
There are plenty of seaside restaurants, cafes and bars that offer the best in food dining experiences. From modest fish and chips to a selection of diverse and exquisite cuisine, the Northern Beaches offers a plethora of eating choices. There are many attractions and places to explore and discover such as the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary or indulge in your creative side at Jenny’s Painted Pots. There are plenty of nature trails and parks to explore and whale watching tours that operate throughout the year.
The Northern Beaches delivers an exceptional line up of festivals and events throughout the year such as the Northern Beaches Music Festival, Dogs Day Out and Manly Jazz Festival. There are many transport options available to get to and around the region using buses, trains, ferries and taxis. The Northern Beaches offers an outstanding relaxed cultured lifestyle combined with remarkable scenery that makes an idyllic place to visit or call home.
Manly Jazz Festival picture courtesy of Laurie Wilson
Warriewood Wetlands picture courrtesy of Roger Allison-Jones
The weather in the Northern Beaches is generally sunny throughout the year with the ocean breeze helping to make the summer months generally a few degrees cooler. In summer the average is around 26C and winters average is approximately 18C. Due to its abundance of sunshine throughout the year and UV exposure the use of sun protection is highly advised.
Summer: December - Feb
Autumn: March – May
Winter: June – August
Spring: September – November
The Northern Beaches offers a span of stunning pristine beaches, cosmopolitan restaurants, trendy cafes and beautiful parklands and nature reserves. There is a high demand for people wanting to move to the region due to the high standards in education, transport links, amenities and the stunning locations. There are several suburbs all within close distance to the National Parks, reserves and beaches such as Manly, Brookvale, Frenchs Forest and Mona Vale. The Northern Beaches is the ideal location with its perfect blend of stunning beaches and ocean views, laid back lifestyle and high living standards.
Moving can be an exciting yet stressful event and trying to find the best removalists with reasonable rates and professional attitudes can heighten the stress factor. We have provided a list below of a number of professionals to help in the Northern Beaches area:
The Northern Beaches has a vast range of support networks to guide and assist in relocating or starting a new business. Workshops, training and business advisory services are available to support businesses of all types macro or micro. For additional information and links to support programs see:
There is a wide range of community services, government and non-government in Northern Beaches that offer support and services to adults and families in regards to jobs, housing and accommodation, ageing and disability, youth and child care, domestic violence, family assistance, multicultural services and general information and advice for residents. For a comprehensive list of not for profit and Government departments:
The Northern Beaches is well known or having a reputation in high quality education services ranging from early childhood through to tertiary education. Tertiary education is available at Northern Beaches TAFE, Northern Beaches Community College, Sydney U3A, Sydney University and Macquarie University. For a comprehensive list of schools and educational offerings check out the following links:
Public transport, buses, trains, ferries and taxis:
Collaroy Northern Beaches picture courtesy of Rajen Manandhar
The Kennards storage centre at 565 Woodville road is one of the first generation, dedicated storage centres built by the late Neville Kennards in the 1980s.